“Rise & Shine”, A Group Exhibit at Wash Park Art

An interesting exhibit of the curated work of a number of artists is a good reason to drop into Holly Spraul’s Wash Park Art gallery this summer. Nicole Trimble is continuing her series on women (how can one forget “Judy Slays”, Trimble’s update on the biblical story of Judith and Holofernes). Trimble’s piece in this […]

Fotofolio – Lloyd Greene

“Saturday Night Rodeo” Lloyd’ statement: Pretty people and powerful animals provide a good start for many stories. Rodeo is an American activity, born from our colorful southwest and the circus. It is a sport with triumph and failures, beauty and pain. Rodeo is firmly entrenched as an American an institution and sport—there is a “Rodeo […]


#Project? If there was ever a most Instagram-worthy collection award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America, the newest H&M collaboration with fashion designer Giambattista Valli would certainly fit the bill. The Italian designer, whose atelier is based in Paris and whose ready to wear and couture collections are a staple of every Paris […]

The Art Climb: A Signature Gateway from the Streets to the Cincinnati Art Museum

Take the climb to art.  A new staircase developed by the Cincinnati Art Museum will take visitors from the intersection of Eden Park Drive and Gilbert Ave. to the front entrance of the museum. This represents the museum’s emphasis on engagement with the community.  Not only can visitors climb the stairs to the museum, they […]

Namwali Serpell’s “The Old Drift”

A slew of great novels has appeared in the past two months, all long, and all first-rate.  But first among equals is “The Old Drift”, a first novel by Zambian writer Namwali Serpell. Be prepared to read a masterpiece of incredible complexity, a family saga crossing four generations, in which the countries of both Zambia […]

Julie Orringer’s “The Flight Portfolio”

“The Flight Portfolio”, by Julie Orringer, is another splendid, first-rate new novel, astonishing in its details and analysis of character and place.  Based upon the real career of the American Varian Fry, a Harvard-educated man who forms the Emergency Rescue Committee in New York, whose mission was to help well-known artists and writers trapped by […]