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Weekend Reading: The King of Diamonds
Readers in search of a dignified, sedately paced, period, police procedural along the lines of, but not as long winded as, P.D. James may want to have a go at Simon Tolkien’s new 1960s detective story The King of Diamonds. We found it slow going to get...
Posted: 8/1/2011 9:32 AM in Stacked
Pitchfork 2011: Back in the Saddle Again
“I’m getting too old for this shit.” The phrase was a mantra as I entered the Pitchfork Music Festival 2011, the three-day-long music festival sponsored by the taste-making music website which blasted into Chicago’s Union Park from July 15-17. The thought...
Posted: 8/1/2011 1:00 AM in CityBeat Blogs - Music
Squeeze the Day for 8/1
Music Tonight: L.A.-based Electronic trio The Glitch Mob has capitalized on the strength and success of its Hip Hop/Dubstep/Electronica recordings — like last year’s acclaimed breakthrough LP, Drink the Sea — by touring fairly consistently. But, though...
Posted: 8/1/2011 1:00 AM in CityBeat Blogs - Music
Death Cab's Coming, Kings of Leon's Not
Riverbend made two concert announcements today that will have some music fans jubilant and others heartbroken. The good news — popular Indie Pop band Death Cab for Cutie will kick off their fall tour for the new album, Codes and Keys, here in Cincinnati...
Posted: 8/1/2011 1:00 AM in CityBeat Blogs - Music
Q&A with Journey's Deen Castronovo
Though Rock/Pop chartbusters Journey don't have the same frontman they did when ruling the airwaves in the ’70s/’80s, the band continues to draw big crowds whenever they tour. The band created some of the most well-known songs in modern music — "Don't...
Posted: 8/1/2011 1:00 AM in CityBeat Blogs - Music
Weeks 142-144: Out to Lunch (and Dinner!)
It occurs to me that although I’ve taken several great vacations over the course of this little journal, I’ve never taken a vacation from it… after >140 consecutive weeks. That seems like erratic behavior. And an occasion came to correct that behavior–...
Posted: 7/31/2011 4:41 PM in What I Ate This Week
Work in 4 of 4
"LeMans" movie poster, done! Got back to it yesterday and made a big change to the sky. First I added a grey threatening sky to see if that helped...but we didn't like that so much, so I used acrylic to paint over that - and around all the flags and ...
Posted: 7/31/2011 3:11 PM in Cincinnati Illustrators Blog
Off to the Races!
Once everyone arrives in the Volunteer Services Office for roll call, we all know that it is going to be a hot day. In fact, one of the hottest days of the summer so far. All the animal handlers make their way to the red barn to start the day. We check...
Posted: 7/31/2011 3:08 PM in Cincinnati Zoo Blog
The United States Budget Shortage and Where to Cut
Simply put, the United States fails to bring in enough money to pay the bills. When a consumer fails to pay their credit card bill, their interest rate to borrow money goes up and their credit score goes down. Similarly, the U.S. interest rate to borrow...
Posted: 7/31/2011 9:33 AM in Three Blocks From the Beach
Lyle Lovett and his Large Band Launch Summer Tour - Riverbend Music Center on 8/16
In sultriest days of summer, Lyle Lovett and his Large Band take to the road, delivering sweet relief with their distinctive style of soulful Americana. Kicking off July 30 in Montana, their 26-city stateside tour follows a trek through Europe to showcase...
Posted: 7/31/2011 8:45 AM in Cincy Groove Magazine

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