Garin Pirnia

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LIVE CONCERT REVIEWS


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Beyoncé and Jay Z

Bob Dylan

Counting Crows/Toad the Wet Sprocket

 

Fiona Apple

Jason Aldean/Miranda Lambert

Keith Urban

Little Big Town

Macy’s Music Festival

Natalie Merchant

Radiohead

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Tim McGraw

Wynonna Judd

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Prince

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Arcade Fire

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A-ha

Arcade Fire

Dead Man’s Bones

The Dead Weather

Echo and the Bunnymen

Guided by Voices

Moby

Muse

Peter Hook

The Smashing Pumpkins

Sufjan Stevens

Yo La Tengo

MUSIC FESTIVAL COVERAGE
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The Replacements/Riot Fest

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Bunbury Fest 2013: Day 1

Bunbury Fest 2014: Day 3

Buckle Up Fest 2014: Day 1

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Dan Deacon at Noise Pop 2011

The Rapture at FYF Fest 2010

Pavement at Pitchfork Fest 2010

LCD Soundsystem at Pitchfork Fest 2010

The Flaming Lips at Forecastle Festival 2010

Modest Mouse at Musicfest NW 2009

Sunny Day Real Estate at Musicfest NW 2009

Depeche Mode at Lolla 2009

Vampire Weekend at Lolla 2009

Yeah Yeah Yeahs at Lolla 2009

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SONG STORIES

“All My Friends – LCD Soundsystem”
“California Gurls” – Katy Perry
“Creep” – TLC
“End of the Road” – Boyz II Men
“Fantasy – Mariah Carey”
“Flagpole Sitta – Harvey Danger”
“Human Nature – Michael Jackson
“Hungry Like the Wolf – Duran Duran”
“I Wanna Dance with Somebody” – Whitney Houston
“The Killing Moon” – Echo and the Bunnymen
“Last Nite” – The Strokes
“On the Road Again” – Willie Nelson
“Somebody Told Me” – The Killers
“West End Girls” – Pet Shop Boys
“Wild Horses – The Rolling Stones”

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23 Fake Bands of Film and TV

15 Rock Stars Who Died at 27 Years Old

MUSIC INTERVIEWS
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Regina Spektor – “Orange Is The New Black”

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Arcade Fire

Is Chillwave the Next Big Music Trend?

Neon Indian

St. Vincent

 

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Ryan Bingham

James Blake

Civil Wars

Das Racist

Madina Lake

Man Man

Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs

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Gangstagrass

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Buffalo Killers

MidPoint Music Festival – Dan McCabe

Spectacle at CAC

Cincinnati’s Blue Period

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Aimee Mann

Black Dice

Blonde Redhead

Deerhunter

Gang of Four

Handsome Furs

Hot Chip

Jenny Lewis

Nouvelle Vague

Phoenix

Stars

The Thermals

The Walkmen

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Antlers

Creedence Clearwater Revisited

Dr. Dog

Heartless Bastards

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

Liturgy

R. Ring (ft. Kelley Deal)

School of Rock AllStars

Walk the Moon

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Arab Strap

Belle and Sebastian

Islands

Psalm One

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Holy Ghost

Ladytron

Punk Planet

Death From Above

CD REVIEWS

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Magnetic Fields – Distortion

COKEMACHINEGLOW.COM REVIEWS

The Rosebuds – Make Out

Sufjan Stevens – Greetings From Michigan

Volcano, I’m Still Excited!!

FOOD and DRINK

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AirTran Go Magazine

Indiana Pie Trail

 

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Diners

Iced Coffee

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Beer Cheese Trail

Siphon Coffee

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Base Camp Cafe – Cincinnati Zoo (profile)

Brown Bear Bakery (profile)

Carabello’s Coffee (profile)

Cheapside Cafe (profile)

Death Cafe (profile)

The Eagle Food and Beer Hall (review)

Food Trucks in Cincinnati (feature)

Frida 602 (review)

Holtman’s Donuts (profile)

Hungry Bros. food truck (profile)

Incline Public House (review)

Jungle Jim’s International Market (profile)

Overlook Lodge (profile)

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Restaurants Turn Up the Tunes

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15 Foods Invented in Chicago

The Best Barbecue Joints in All 50 States

15 Tips from Chefs in Creating Perfect Burgers

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Out to Eat: AmerAsia

First Look: Old KY Bourbon Bar

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Beer Cheese Love

Edible Weeds

Q&A with Goodwood Brewing

Make Your Own Creme Fraiche

Sammy Hagar’s Cookbook

The Craft Beer Guide to Cincinnati

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Time Out Chicago Cheap Issue

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Boozy slushies

Breakfast sandwiches

Carabello Coffee

Five One Three Bagel Co.

Landlocked Social House

OTR Bagelry

Sundry and Vice boozy milkshakes

FILM

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Print

1985: The Last Great Year in Film for Younger Audiences

 

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The 15 Most Impressive Movie Survivals

The 10 Most Authentic Chicago Movies

22 Lessons from Robin Williams Movies

Keanu Reeves’ Movie Faces in Gifs

A Brief History of NonHuman-On-Human Love in Movies

What You Didn’t Know About A Christmas Story

Matt Dillon’s 50 Most Memorable Scenes

Top 5 Reasons Why High Fidelity Is the Truest Chicago Movie Ever

12 Pre-Iron Man Robert Downey Jr. Comedies to Check Out

1999: The Last Great Year in Films

Beverly Hills Cop 30th Anniversary

Doug Liman interview

Eraserhead

Why Fight Club Matters 15 years Later

Leaving Las Vegas 20th anniversary: John and Erin O’Brien

Miles Teller interview

Miles Teller All-Star interview

Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything 25th anniversary

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Leaving Las Vegas and Feel Bad Movies

Female Superheroes 

The Oral History of Phat Beach

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15 Golden Facts About Almost Famous

15 Facts About Before Sunrise

15 Smart Facts About the Big Bang Theory

14 Facts About Empire Records

14 Facts About Forrest Gump

10 Speedy Facts About Top Gun

How Charlie Chaplin Changed Paternity Laws

13 Facts About Better Off Dead

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Doug Liman 20th anniversary Swingers interview

Hollywood Shuffle anniversary – Robert Townsend

In & Out anniversary – Paul Rudnick

Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion anniversary – Robin Schiff

Wayne’s World Anniversary – Penelope Spheeris interview

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Bhopali 

Dr. Oliver Sacks interview

Sad Brad Smith

Sound of My Voic

Stan Lee interview

 

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6 Ways the Creator of Sharktopus Invented Modern Cinema

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Kings Of Summer – Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Nick Offerman interview

TELEVISION

51-Untruths-From-Television

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Narcos and Pablo Escobar

American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson

Jonathan Taylor Thomas’ Comeback

The Best Serial Killer Shows

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30 Coach Taylor Quotes That Will Make You a Better Man

Bobby Moynhian: Drunk Uncle interview

Peter Mehlman on Seinfeld and It’s Like, You Know…

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Pete Holmes/Crashing interview

Wayward Pines interview with Jason Patric

 

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You’re the Worst binge guide

ART REVIEWS and PROFILES

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William Cordova

Henry Darger

Adam Ekberg

David Ingenthron

ART PROFILES

Cincinnati 21c Museum Hotel

Peter Hoffman

Nudes in Charcoal, Brazee Studios, Cincinnati

Ben and Andy Kehoe

Peter Max interview

Rotofugi

Wave Pool Gallery

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CULTURE, GENERAL INTEREST & ESSAYS
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Capture Cincinnati

CincyComiCon/Tony Moore

 

A Christmas Story Book – Caseen Gaines interview

Maneki Neko Museum

Noble Denim

Puppetry (cover story)

Kitchen Sink Magazine

Ask the Singer

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Going South: SXSW

John Hughes Tribute

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Concerts at Epiphany Church

Make Money: Kinky Llama

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Andy Mueller: The Quiet Life

 

Bands Who Love Toys

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