Review

Reviews of books, CDs, movies

Book Review: "Fraver By Design"

Jun 8, 2018

Book Review: Our theatre contributor Jim Stump reviews Fraver by Design: Five Decades of Theatre Poster Art from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Beyond.

Book Review: "Country Dark" By Chris Offutt

May 25, 2018

Book Review: Roberta Schultz reviews the latest novel from Kentucky native Chris OffuttCountry Dark.

Book Review: "Enlightenment NOW" By Steven Pinker

May 18, 2018

Book Review: Kelly Blewett reviews Enlightenment NOW: The Case for Reason, Sciences, Humanism, and Progress by Steven Pinker.

Book Review: "The Typewriter Is Holy" By Bill Morgan

Apr 13, 2018

Book Review: An encore presentation of David Delegator's award-winning review of The Typewriter is Holy: The Complete, Uncensored History of the Beat Generation from author Bill Morgan.

Book Review: In time for Opening Day, Roberta Schultz reviews The Love of Baseball: Essays by Lifelong Fans, edited by Chris Arvidson and Diana Nelson Jones.

Book Review: Roberta Schultz reviews Robert Gipe's Weedeater: An Illustrated Novel. Robert Gipe will appear with fellow author Michael Henson at The Mercantile Library on April 6.

Book Review: Kelly Blewett reviews The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantu.

Book Review: "Forty Minutes To Glory" By Doug Brunk

Mar 2, 2018

Book review: Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Roberta Schultz reviews Forty Minutes to Glory: Inside the Kentucky Wildcats' 1978 Championship Season by Doug Brunk.

Interwoven: A New Exhibition of Contemporary Textiles is the exhibit currently on display at the Marta Hewett Gallery in OTR. 

A Review Of The New Biography Of Leonardo Da Vinci

Feb 9, 2018

Book review: Our Kelly Blewett reviews the extensive biography Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson.

Book review: Roberta Schultz reviews the biography Virginia Hamilton: America's Storyteller by Julie K. Rubini.

A Review Of "The Fonville Winans Cookbook"

Feb 2, 2018

Book Review: David Delegator reviews The Fonville Winans Cookbook: Recipes and Photographs from a Louisiana Artist, by Melinda Risch Winans and Cynthia LeJeune Noble.

Book Review: "The Great Jazz And Pop Vocal Albums"

Feb 2, 2018

Book Review: Elaine Diehl reviews The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums by Will Friedwald.

Book Review: "The Beer Cheese Book"

Jan 26, 2018

Book Review: Roberta Schultz has a review of The Beer Cheese Book by Garin Pirnia, published by the University of Kentucky Press.

Book Review: Kelly Blewett as a review of Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children’s Literature as an Adult by Bruce Handy.

Book Review: "Seeing Red" By Heidi Brod

Jan 5, 2018

Book review: Roberta Schultz reviews the debut novel from former movie executive Heidi BrodSeeing Red.

Book Review: "Bunk"

Dec 29, 2017

Book Review: Apropos of the current world we live in, Kelly Blewett reviews Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phones, Post-Facts, and Fake News by Kevin Young.

Art Review: Jane Durrell has a review of local artist Ana England's "Kinship," now on exhibit at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Book Review: "Cuz: The Life And Times Of Michael A."

Dec 15, 2017

Book Review: Kelly Blewett reviews the memoir Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A. from author Danielle Allen.

Book reviews: Our Kelly Blewett reviews two mysteries by Ohio authors: Wyoming's Jeff Miller's Borderline Insanity and Northern Ohio's John Keyse-Walker's Beach, Breeze, Bloodshed.

Book Review: "Recycled Glass And Other Stories"

Nov 24, 2017

Book Review from Roberta Schultz: Fred McGavran is a Cincinnati resident and short story writer who has released his first collection titled Recycled Glass and Other Stories

Book Review: Barbara Gray reviews Karen Flett's Living the Airstream Life.

Book Review: Jane Durrell reviews Cincinnatian Litsa SpanosSecrets of the Art World: Getting Real about the Process, Business and Selling of Your Work.

Movie Review: "Lucky"

Oct 20, 2017

Movie Review: Our friend Larry Thomas is back with a review of Lucky, featuring the final screen performance of the late character actor Harry Dean Stanton.  Lucky is now showing at the Esquire Theatre in Clifton.

Book Review: "Savage Country" From Robert Olmstead

Oct 13, 2017

Book Review: Barbara Gray reviews author Robert Olmstead's latest historic fiction, Savage Country, detailing this country's last major buffalo hunt.

Book Review: "Fifty Must-Try Craft Beers Of Ohio"

Oct 6, 2017

Book Review: Roberta Schultz reviews Fifty Must-Try Craft Beers of Ohio by Rick Armon

Book Review: "Burgoo, Barbecue & Bourbon"

Aug 18, 2017

Book Review: Roberta Schultz reviews Burgoo, Barbecue, and Bourbon: A Kentucky Culinary Trinity by Albert W.A. Schmid.

A Review Of The Book "What She Ate" By Laura Shapiro

Aug 11, 2017

Book review: Roberta Schultz has a review of What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories by James Beard Award-winning writer Laura Shapiro.

Book Review: "Theft By Finding" By David Sedaris

Jun 16, 2017

Book review: Kelly Blewett reviews Theft by Finding: Diaries 1977-2002 by David Sedaris.

Book Review: "Out Of Line" By Barbara Lynch

Jun 2, 2017

Book Review: Kelly Blewett reviews Out of Line: A Life of Playing with Fire by Barbara Lynch.

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