Beasts of Tabat by Cat Rambo

Beasts of Tabat is not a simple tale of good versus evil. This is a tale of shades of grey—of multiple perspectives—of overlapping areas of right and wrong. Cat Rambo has created a society where you cannot characterize anyone simply based on whether they are human, shifter, beast, or something else entirely. You have to judge the characters by their actions and motivations. It is easy to sympathize with some of the morally ambiguous characters in one chapter, only to be repulsed by their actions in the next.

Cincinnati Opera: What to See

Summertime is opera time in Cincinnati, but this year things will be a little different. This summer the country’s second oldest opera company will be performing old favorites in a new home. While Music Hall is undergoing renovation, this season will be staged at the Aronoff Center for the Arts. As always, we will get […]

Star Trek Returns to Its Shiny New Roots

Rumors of a new Star Trek television series based on J.J. Abrams’ rebooted films have been ghosting around the internet like fandom-driven poltergeists for a while now, screaming through forums and popping up in essentially every newsfeed known to geek-kind. As the project gained steam throughout development, the excitement only escalated. When the series got […]


Scythe is a role-playing strategy game set in an alternate, dieselpunk timeline where giant machines shake the battlefields of Europa and disenfranchised leaders must rely on their innate skills to gather the armies and expand their territories. Think of it as a cross between Risk and D&D.

The Darkness “I Believe in a Thing Called Love”

In August 2002 a rift opened in the space time continuum through which the glam rock of the 1970’s erupted into Britain and the rest of the world. Transmitting from the mothership that flew through the space in which the past and future collided came British rock band The Darkness, and they sang with the […]

Björk’s Lesbian Robots

When Björk first met with director Chris Cunningham to plan the music video for her song “All is Full of Love,” she brought Chinese Kama Sutra prints with her as the primary guiding reference. Cunningham had also associated the track with sex upon hearing it, but could not figure out how to make the video explicit yet acceptable for […]

Frenchy & the Punk return to Cincinnati!

Frenchy & the Punk‘s show is a carnival of two that will take you from the Moulin Rouge to CBGBs and back again. A rollicking flapper folk punk steampunk cabaret with Taiko meets Rio de Janeiro pounding drum instrumentals. Imagine Siouxsie Sioux and Dee Dee Ramone had a duo that was inspired by Django Reinhardt, Edith […]

The Men That Will Not Be Blamed for Nothing

The Men That Will Not Be Blamed for Nothing (AKA “The Men”) are a steampunk band from London. Their name is a reference to the chalked graffiti discovered above a section of blood-stained apron thought to have been discarded by Jack the Ripper as he fled the scene of Catherine Eddowes‘ murder. They describe themselves as […]

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