Tweed steps out
Tweed is fall's most fabulous fabric, and the winter sky's the limit for how and where you'll wear it this season. International designers have gone far beyond menswear influences in everything from tweed tailored suits to bad-girl boots and bags of every woven pattern.

Angry Girl bags carry an attitude
Feel misunderstood? Mad at the world? Want to tell the world and carry some stuff around at the same time? Be a trendsetter with a tote bag from Angry Little Girls, cartoon characters created by Los Angeles artist Lela Lee in response to racist and sexist stereotypes.

Shots aren't your only flu virus defense
The key to preventing influenza is in stopping the spread of the virus, experts say. Flu shots do that best, but there are other options.

Guided by Voices will fall silent
From the final lines of "Sons of Apollo," a track on the new Guided by Voices record, tumbles a message of deliverance: "I go free today." When Robert Pollard wrote those words, he didn't know that the album, Half Smiles of the Decomposed, would be the Dayton band's last.

Living history
Home Style:A small plaque near the front door of David and Cindi Reid's 65-year-old Indian Hill home shows that the structure has earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places.

Fall Arts & Entertainment guide
This fall, the area's stages, galleries and screens will be filled with faces both fresh and familiar, classic and contemporary. We take you behind the scenes to preview exciting events in art, classical music, dance, film, pop/rock and theater, with profiles of rising and returning stars, highlights of events, calendars, etiquette and a guide to the season's bargains.
Advanced search of events

Get to it!
A guide to help you make your day.
TV Best Bets
The early word
Elizabeth at top of to-go list
Last week on The Apprentice 2, the women of Team Apex mopped the runway floor with the men of Team Mosaic after a fashion-designing task, and project manager John got the boot.
Clinton designers cited
The architects who designed Bill Clinton's presidential library, a glass and steel building over the Arkansas River that invokes his administration's theme of "building a bridge to the 21st century," have won a National Design Award for excellence in architecture.
Getty museum director quits
Deborah Gribbon, director of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, has resigned after four years because of apparent differences with the trust that funds it.

LuPone sings her 'Heart' out
In Matters of the Heart, one of the American musical stage's great artists, Patti LuPone, sings about love of all sorts - first love, lost love, get-out-of-here-before-I-kill-you love, even a healthy dose of lust.
Top 10s

Japan gives Cruise a hand
Tom Cruise left a permanent mark on Tokyo as he became the first foreign actor to have his hand print molded for a spot on a downtown Tokyo square honoring celebrities.
A monstrous star on Walk of Fame
Godzilla, the fire-breathing movie monster born in a nuclear accident, is joining Hollywood royalty with a star on the Walk of Fame.
Alicia Keys headlines Jazz Fest
Grammy winner Alicia Keys will headline the Barbados Jazz Festival in January.

Lend us your taste buds
Tell us five reasons why you should serve on the new 2004-2005 Taste Team, and include your age and neighborhood or town and phone number. Send postcards only to: Taste Team, the Enquirer, 312 Elm St., Cincinnati, 45202. Or e-mail cmartin@enquirer.com. Deadline: Aug. 13.

Join one of our new reader panels
Wanted: Folks who like to talk about themselves and aren't afraid to share details of their lives, from what's bugging them to what kinds of activities they enjoy.

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."
Cincinnati Entertainment
Cincinnati.Com's Freetime is your key to local entertainment!
Movie Reviews & News
Movie Guide
Movie Times
Review Archive
Video Releases
Dining Reviews
Dining Search
Video Games
Simply Cincy
Entertainment Calendar
Lottery results
Book Reviews
Soap Operas
Strange News

Movies   • Dining   • Local Music   • Theater   • Arts   • Bar Scenes

S P E C I A L   R E P O R T :   T H E   R O A D   T O   F R E E D O M
Keeping the stories alive

The Underground Railroad lives in the telling. The story of slaves escaping to freedom resonates in now-empty slave cells in New Orleans, an attic hiding place in Philadelphia, and a one-room schoolhouse for escaped slaves in Canada.
Freedom Center special section

Hahn S P E C I A L   R E P O R T:   E X T R E M E   C H O I C E S
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.

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