With all the various platforms available for movie delivery these days, there are some films that totally slip by unnoticed, since they don’t get a regular theatrical release. Such is the case with The Angriest Man in Brooklyn. It had a one-week run in New York and Los Angeles, and then went to the video-on-demand section of your cable or satellite provider. Despite the title, and presence of star Robin Williams, it’s not a comedy. Williams plays an attorney in Brooklyn whose hard knocks have completely soured him on life, and he’s determined to take it out on anyone who’s handy, which he does with great regularity. A minor incident causes him to go to his doctor, who is out of town. The attending physician tells Williams that a previous scan revealed a brain aneurism and that he is likely to die within the next ninety minutes. So what would you do in such circumstances? Live it to the fullest? Try to reconnect with those from whom you are estranged? Or be even angrier?
Free tickets for this year’s LumenoCity, happening August 1-3 in Washington Park, will be made available to the public starting Monday morning, June 9. Chris Pinelo from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra joins Frank Johnson to share the details on the second year of this event and how to go about getting tickets.
Dr. Arthur Townley , a Michigan dentist and pottery lover, is the man who rescued Rookwood Pottery by using his life savings to purchase all the assets of the historic Cincinnati company prior to its sale to overseas interests. Rookwood expertRiley Humlerand George Hibben from today’s Rookwood join Stuart Holman to share the story of Dr. Townley and his determination to see the company returned to Cincinnati and to producing its classic pottery.
Internationally renowned American artist Hunt Slonem currently has a one-man show on exhibit at the Miller Gallery in Hyde Park. His pieces can be found in permanent collections at more than 100 museums and privately by such notables as Jimmy Fallon, Bill & Hillary Clinton, Alan Dershowitz and others. He visited our studio while in town to discuss his work and this exhibit with our Jane Durrell.
With degrees in English Literature and a master’s from the University of Cincinnati in Early Modern European History, local author Stacey Roberts was destined to write Trailer Trash, With a Girl’s Name as his first novel. He’s in our studio to talk about his education, career and this book with Barbara Gray.