Comics fans: Take our survey
The Enquirer wants to change its comic strip lineup in the print edition, but first we want you to tell us what you like and don't like.

History goes to the movies
History buffs have plenty to look forward to at the movies this year, as a cornucopia of period pieces arrives beginning Friday to compete for the attention of grown-up ticket buyers and Oscar voters alike.
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Americans love their Westerns

Maisonette joins move to fixed-price menu
Last week, Maisonette, downtown, began handing diners a new kind of menu. Instead of a separate price for every item, diners select from a prix-fixe (fixed price) menu in which there is one price for three courses, with choices available within each course.

MOTH attracts Midpoint's bright lights
The crowds came back to Main Street, as the Saturday lineup of the MidPoint Music Festival filled 13 clubs with five hours of live music, drawing a crowd estimated at around 15,000.
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Best of Bats Incredible!
Sometimes, you must break things to make things. That's why the husband and wife team of artists Tamara Harkavy and Matt Kotlarczyk spent days on the phone asking family and friends to take a hammer to red dishes they might have lying around.
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Get to it!
A guide to help make your day.
Persistent local playwright's 'One' opens season at Shelterhouse
It's been 15 years since a local playwright's work has had a mainstage slot at Playhouse in the Park.
Workshops often first stop for local playwrights
Cincinnati is still at the stage where local playwrights are most likely to see their work tried out in readings and workshops.
Theater veteran enters hall of fame
Congratulations to Ginny Chizer, who goes to Minneapolis this week to be installed in the Educational Theater Association's International Hall of Fame.
Help kick off local theater season
For a sneak peek at local theater, consider CURTAIN UP! It's the League of Cincinnati Theatres' annual season kickoff party, 5:30 p.m. Monday at Playhouse in the Park.
Ovation's production gives a 'Voice' to women authors
George Eliot. Harriet Beecher Stowe. Aphra Behn. Jane Austen. George Sand. Lillian Hellman. The Bronte sisters. Virginia Woolf. Dorothy Parker.
'Cold Case,' 'Lyon's Den,' 'Practice' premiere tonight
Jerry Bruckheimer's newest procedural drama, Cold Case, premieres on CBS today, along with two legal dramas (Rob Lowe's The Lyon's Den, ABC's revamped The Practice) and a police series (10-8), all of which may be dismissed quickly by viewers.
CCO concertmaster relinquishes his chair
"It's hardest for any musician to say when it's time to pass the torch. I've been thankful I've been able to do it for so long," says violinist James Braid.
New executive says orchestra must find niche
Jennifer Nagel was laughing about wearing the same black suit for the umpteenth time. Her clothes and furniture were on a van somewhere between New York, her last home, and Cincinnati, where she started her new job of executive director of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra last week.
Desmarais' return to curating comes as no shock to art scene
Few people in the arts community expressed surprise at the announcement Tuesday that Charles Desmarais was stepping down as director and chief executive officer of the new Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art.
New director expected to keep up momentum
The next director of the Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art will be someone with a well-rounded background able to manage people, raise money and make creative decisions, according to Joe Hale, chairman of the center's board of trustees.
New creative team to lead SSNOVA alternative gallery
Emily Buddendeck, the respected director of alternative art space SSNOVA, has resigned, citing creative differences with the building's owner. A new creative team, Carissa Barnard and Christopher Daniel, will take over managing the space.
Ekoostik Hookah jams for Cash, Palmer tributes
Columbus' Ekoostik Hookah ranks among the leading practitioners of post-Grateful Dead jam. But the band's Saturday-night show at Bogart's was strengthened by the influence of the recently departed as much as the Dead themselves.
Pianist, Jarvi create music to remember
His concerto was brilliant, but the encore - Liszt's dazzling "La Campanella" - had the crowd on its feet cheering.
Pumpkin pancakes deliver the flavor of fall
Since pumpkins lend such a colorful aura to the fall-winter season, this is a good point at which to start looking at ways for cooks to use them.
Kendrick: Alive and well
When my daughter was 11, she broke her arm. In the emergency room, where she'd been many times before for her asthma, it seemed for a while that hospital workers were more interested in her lungs than in her broken bone.
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Make plans for Tall Stacks 2003
The Tall Stacks Music, Arts & Heritage Festival, which pays tribute to steamboating's glory days, returns Oct. 15-17.

Holiday crafts fairs & bazaars
It's almost time for holiday fairs and bazaars. The Enquirer will run a free listing of non-profit events Oct. 4 in Tempo. If you would like your event listed, fill out our e-mail form.

Jewel of art, architecture repolished
The Taft Museum of Art is at the height of a $19 million makeover which will double the size of the museum, clean up centuries of grime and fix a few decorating disasters.
How the house changed

Fall festival guide
It's time to celebrate apples, pumpkins, all things German and much, much more. Here's out list through November.

Roller coaster craze never-ending cycle
Nowhere in the country is the roller coaster craze bigger than in the Tristate, with 72 coasters within a four-hour drive. Columnist Jim Knippenberg reports on his tour of 46 coasters at six amusement parks in six days.
ONLINE EXTRA: Rate and review the 46 coasters, and see what others think
Tour diary: 46 coasters, 3 states, 6 days
Map & information about the coaster parks

Readers share memories of flight
In honor of the 100th anniversary of flight, we asked readers to share their own memories of flying. Hundreds of folks did. Here are some of our favorites.
ONLINE EXTRA: More responses not included in print edition

Fit City: Get up off the couch
Tristaters are overweight and out of shape, a survey shows. To change Fat City to Fit City, the Enquirer is beginning a year-long project to get you going on your own fitness program.

Technology news
Our weekly guide to computers, the Web and the latest gadgets.

Music lovers toast Cammy winners
A sold-out crowd of more than 1,110 local music lovers packed Jillian's for the seventh annual Enquirer Pop Music Awards (the Cammys). See who won.

Women of the Year
The Enquirer honors 10 Tristaters for their service to their community. The newspaper has recognized women of distinction annually since 1968.

On the Same Page
Join this year's community reading project.