A lot of people embrace hugging
        Humanity, we have decided, includes two sub-types: People who hug and people who don't. Valerie Lemmie, in case you haven't noticed, hugs.

City's Little Italy gone, not forgotten
        Whereas a right bright light shines on a piece of forgotten Cincinnati history, thanks to 73-year-old Joseph Martinelli.

Prize-winning film gets area screening
        Andrea Torrice knew very little about global warming in 1998 when she heard a report about the threat of rising ocean levels. A fateful encounter eventually led to her award-winning documentary, Rising Waters: Global Warming and the Fate of the Pacific Islands.

Get to it
        A guide to help you make your day.

Summer camp guide
The Enquirer's annual guide to summer camps for kids is a where-to list for sports, arts, academics, nature and more. And it's only available online.

Former firefighter touts 'ladylike' ensembles
        Jeanette Steiner of Fairfield was a firefighter for seven years in Aurora, Ind., a decidedly unladylike profession for someone who is partial to silk, grew up in the South and believes in “going for it, but always looking like a lady while doing it.”

Travel curling iron works well
        ThermaCELL has come up with a purse-size, cordless curling iron, with detachable roller brush, in time for the travel season.

Even royalty comes here to party
        Whew, no rest for anyone on the weekend party circuit: Young professionals bopped waaaay into the night Friday, Cystic Fibrosis supporters placed their bets Saturday, and Hebrew Union College supporters spent a lot of money to make sure the horror of the Holocaust is not forgotten.

'Gussie Mae' fascinating one-woman tour-de-force
        “I come up in the misery of colored limitations . . . and a promise.” With these words Grandmama sums up her journey as a determined sharecropper's daughter in The Further Adventures of Gussie Mae in America, a powerful one-woman show by New York actor and playwright Letitia Guillory.

Scofield plays flawless jazz
        Those who know John Scofield only as one of the most prolific jazz guitarists of the 1970s and '80s would have been surprised to encounter the sizable youngish-hippie contingent in the crowd Sunday night for his sellout show at the 20th Century in Oakely.

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Dayton arts center prepares
        Even with the din of jackhammers and an obstacle path of construction debris, the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Center for the Performing Arts is a breathtaking accomplishment.
Schusters have ties to Cincinnati

Festival shaped by unrest
        The civil unrest of a year ago has everything to do with Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival's 2002-2003 season.
Status quo scares artistic director

Cammys show honors city, musical heritage
        The best musicians in Cincinnati played for each other, honored each other, complimented each other and exchanged hugs at the sixth annual Cammy Awards Sunday at Jillian's.
List of Cammy winners

Women of the Year
        We celebrate the work of 10 women who have made Greater Cincinnati a better place.

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Cincinnati's assignment: Ernest J. Gaines
        Ernest J. Gaines, author of A Lesson Before Dying thinks we, that is, blacks and whites, have more in common than we have differences.
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