Star Wars

Ann Thompson / WVXU

Cincinnati, an advertising hub, is well positioned to be a "relevant player "  when it comes to multi-platform storytelling involving technology, according to John Hendricks, director of creative technology for Possible, a worldwide advertising agency with offices in Cincinnati.

Provided, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Kenner Toys was founded in Cincinnati by the Steiner brothers in 1947. The company went on to be a powerhouse in the toy industry, with such hits as The Easy Bake Oven, Spirograph, Stretch Armstrong, M.A.S.K, and, of course, the Star Wars collection. The Main Branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is currently celebrating Kenner and other local toy companies with several exhibits and an upcoming symposium.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

In time for the holidays, and before the new Star Wars movie is released, the main branch of the Cincinnati Hamilton County Public Library has an exhibit on toys with a Cincinnati history. 

Glittering Images

Nov 23, 2012

Camille Paglia is one of todays most acknowledged cultural critics, author of provocative books such as Sexual Personae and Break, Blow, Burn, is now out with her assessment of art from earlier times right up to Star Wars. In Glittering Images, she selects more than two dozen images and provides some background on the author and the work, but also places it in within its historical context. It’s a fascinating walk through time using arts as the guideposts, and she’s on the phone to discuss this journey with Mark Perzel.

Darth Vader and Son

Aug 19, 2012

Mark Perzel welcomes Jeffrey Brown, who has written and illustrated a charming book, Darth Vader and Son, which takes an amusing look at what would happen if Darth Vader took an active parenting role with 4 year old Luke Skywalker