Although discussion of foreign policy was in scant evidence at the Republican National Convention, one country did loom large in the lineup: Israel.
Republican delegates in Tampa, Fla., were treated this week to images of Mitt Romney's recent visit to Israel. With stirring music and pictures of Jerusalem's iconic sites, the message of the Romney campaign is that the Republican candidate is a better friend to Israel than President Obama is.
Ben Mattlin has defied expectations for his entire life — starting with being alive at all. Mattlin has a condition called spinal muscular atrophy, and many infants born with it don't live past age 2. But Mattlin grew up to be one of the first students using a wheelchair to attend Harvard. He married, had a family and is now the author of a new memoir, Miracle Boy Grows Up: How the Disability Rights Revolution Saved My Sanity.
The regional premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire’s Good People opens the new Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati’s season. Jim Stump previews this production with two of the actors, Annie Fitzpatrick and Chris Clavelli.
Image Machine: Andy Warhol & Photography will be opening this month at the Contemporary Arts Center downtown. Jane Durrell welcomes the CAC’s Raphaela Platow to talk about this photographic exhibition, the celebrities it showcases, and how it ties in to the city-wide FotoFocus event.
The Blake Robison era at Playhouse in the Park begins this week with the opening production of The Three Musketeers. Rick Pender welcomes the new artistic director to discuss his transition to Cincinnati and why he chose this classic as his opening production.
An important part of the upcoming election will be how women vote. Cincinnati World Cinema is presenting the film Iron Jawed Angels, the story of suffragettes Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, who put their lives on the line to win the fight for women’s right to vote. Larry Thomas has a review of this film, which stars Hilary Swank, Frances O’Connor, Julia Ormond, Margo Martindale, Anjelica Huston and others.