It's all goth
In the beginning of goth, there was the Cure. This week, Riverbend stages music from the genre's old and new incarnations, but the differences are shadowy.

'American Idol' also-rans sing out about life
Jon Peter Lewis and La Toya London didn't nab the American Idol title, but both say that competing on the Fox show changed their lives.

Conservative patriarch Buckley nears end
For decades, the lips of William F. Buckley, the maestro of television's Firing Line and other conservative affairs, would famously curl as he regarded the perceived follies of his liberal opponents.

An elegant lady
Home Style: Beth Hoffman of Newport describes her Mamie as "strong and quiet ... no-nonsense and elegant." She's talking about her three-story ashlar stone house in Mansion Hill, built in 1902.

Summer festival guide
Eat well, make friends and celebrate traditions at churches, riverfronts and parks all season long.

Get to it
A guide to help you make your day.
Mayer switches up his sets
John Mayer is looking forward to two things on his summer tour - perfecting his live set and trying out the new "NASA-like" bed sheets that he recently purchased online.
CD Reviews
Punky Swedes inject humor into their Ramones-like music
Phoenix on serious rise
Joaquin Phoenix won't read this article. He can't stand reading about himself, and he can't stand the fact that other actors do it. So he won't know of the heartfelt praise his co-stars in The Village have for him.
Peter Krause relishes 'Who am I?' roles
On tonight's Six Feet Under, grieving widower Nate Fisher is visited by his dead wife, who directs him to "make a connection" and "have a wonderful life" with the pretty co-worker he met at his new job at a dog kennel.
Greater Cincinnati's Benefits and Bashes
The second annual Hair Affair at the 20th Century Theatre in Oakley, a benefit at Cincinnati's new National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and Taste of Simone's at Simone's restaurant at DeSales Corner in East Walnut Hills.
Up next
Greater Cincinnati's benefits and bashes.
'Fallen Angels' is Ovation Theatre at its very best
If a summer sans theater is getting you down, Ovation Theatre has the cure, but only for one more week. Make time for a champagne-y couple of hours in the Aronoff's Fifth Third Bank Theater.
'Mamma Mia!' brings dancer home for a week
Who is that man behind the scuba gear and flippers? Cincinnati native Michael Grayman tours through town this week in Mamma Mia!, the ABBA-fab musical that sets a second-chance love story to the Top 40 hits of the 1970s phenom.
Uncensored trio to debut Creative Asylum Friday
Bekka Eaton spent much of her young adult years as a nomad. She left hometown Fairfield for Chicago where she performed on Windy City stages and even was part of the famed Second City improv troupe.
St. Ursula troupe takes their 'Heart' to Scotland
Cast and crew of St. Ursula Academy's A Piece of My Heart have had quite a week.
Southern fried
Ambrosia, manna from heaven, caviar for the common man - high-fallutin' words to describe what many may consider a low-brow dish - Southern fried chicken. But to the true chicken connoisseur, no words can truly describe the experience of biting through that deep-fried, crispy crust into a tender, juicy breast, leg or thigh.
Broil vegetables to build summer sandwich
Even if you have the time and energy to create a complex meal for dinner, sometimes a lighter, simpler meal just sounds good. That's when creative versions of ordinary foods come in handy.
Helpings Q&A
I've heard you can get food poisoning from cantaloupe.
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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.

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

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.

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