Controversial film stirring emotions
Much of the pre-release hype for Mel Gibson's The Passion of The Christ is due to an enormous volunteer movement to sell the picture.
'Passion' big on Internet
Scholar takes Gibson to task
The greatest story ever told, and told, and told . . .

Reunion celebrates vitality of art
For 32 years, the Arts Consortium of Cincinnati has been a well-loved haven for artists, educators and historians. It has always been a place where young artists at the start of their careers can come for advice and where mid-career artists are willing to oblige.

Children's Theatre courts suburbanites
If you live in Anderson Township and are what demographers call a "Prosperous Metro Mix," you probably shop at Home Depot, eat at T.G.I. Friday's and fast food Asian, drive a Honda, and have a pager.

Get to it!
A guide to help make your day.
'<< wink >>' offers an option
If you're looking for an alternative to the same old-same old on area stages, this is the week for you, starting with the return of Playhouse in the Park's alteractive series, six Monday nights what we don't see often enough in Cincinnati.
Aronoff opens interactive fun of 'Catechism'
Maripat Donovan knows her Catechism. She grew up in an Irish Catholic neighborhood in Chicago where her family went to Mass every day, said the rosary - on their knees - every evening and it wasn't unusual for the lives of the saints to come up in dinner conversation.
Catch 'Footlights' at Arnold's today
If you're still trying to decide what to do today, here's the "don't miss" for musical theaters fans.
Locals stop in Dayton with 'Fosse' cast
Monfort Heights' Katie Hyle and Symmes Township's Karl Warden have been dancing their feet off across Europe in Fosse for the past several months. (They both joined the show last June, cast from more than 500 auditioning.)
'Drawer' keeps audience thinking
The instant you look at Playhouse in the Park's Shelterhouse stage, you know that The Drawer Boy is going to be an off-kilter tale. The setting is a kitchen in an Ontario farmhouse, so old that it sports that less efficient ancestor of the refrigerator, an icebox. But the "room" is askew, resting at odd angles to itself.
Nick special shines spotlight on popular 'OddParents'
The Fairly OddParents is the second-highest rated program in America for viewers 2 to 11 years old.
News & notes
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Martin: Dieters, does low-crab grab ya?
This may be the week I start my new year's diet. I know, most people started dieting back in early January. But I figure, just as all those tubbies are giving up on their diets, I'm starting mine. I'll appear committed.
Kendrick: Actor pushes Hollywod film industry to measure up
If you're a Seinfeld fan, you know him as Mickey Abbott, Kramer's lovable friend who is feisty, funny, smart - and about 4-foot tall.
Sex and the City poll
As Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte clean out their closets, we want to know how they have affected your life.

Include your camp in our guide
Fill out the online form to submit your camps for The Cincinnati Enquirer/Cincinnati.Com 2004 Summer Camp Guide.

Tell us about your DIY disasters
The new show, Broken House Chronicles on the Discovery Channel Thursdays, tracks two roommates through their sometimes-funny, always-frustrating home-repair disasters. What about you?

Get real advice from a regular guy
Answers to your burning questions about relationships, getting ahead, life's little mysteries and the world in general - introducing "Dear Doug."

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Special section: Legacy of the Popes
Saturday, Saint Peter and the Vatican: The Legacy of the Popes opens at Cincinnati Museum Center with 350 works from the Holy See.

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Suffering children, desperate parents
Thousands of parents with severely ill children face decisions most of us cannot imagine, as cash-strapped states are slashing Medicaid and cutting off families who desperately need help. This series examines those extreme choices and the families who are making them.

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

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
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