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In the music rehearsal space, seven students cluster around a vibraphone—a metallic cousin to the xylophone—to peer at the curious things Roger Braun has done to it. Along the steel bars are wooden clothespins and tubes of cardboard that look oddly familiar. “This toilet paper tube—as silly as it is—has a pitch-bending effect,” the Ohio… Read More
Artist Rajorshi Ghosh grew up as the child of two architects. He could read blueprints and identify the work of building luminaries such as Louis Kahn at an early age. Everyone told him that he, too, would become an architect. It was in the blood.
Of course, he says, this made him want to defy his presumed destiny. But as he began to mine his creative muse, a funny thing happened: The architecture background began to emerge a bit.
Using locations in Athens County and West Virginia, filmmaker Pearl Gluck will begin shooting a drama about sex trafficking in early July.
The Turn Out, directed and co-written by Gluck, an Ohio University visiting assistant professor of film, is a fictional story based on her extensive research on the problem of children and teens being used in the sex trade.
As author of the Fear Project, illustrator Julie Elman has solicited or received hundreds of tales of anxiety, worry, and unease.
She's taken those concerns—captured voices on an iPhone, digital missives in an email—and brought them to life through a series of mixed media pieces, which have now been exhibited in art galleries and featured on NPR's Picture Show blog.
Melissa Haviland, an artist at Ohio University, has long been fascinated by symbols of traditional femininity. Her work plays with images such as teacups and china platters, presenting them in startling ways.
For many Americans, Japanese food means sushi, which is now so familiar that it's available at many grocery store delis. But there's a lot more to Japanese cooking than spicy tuna rolls. At Cooking in Athens, a new series of kitchen courses hosted by Kim Jordan, you’ll learn to create dishes such as hijiki salad… Read More
OU professor Tadeusz Malinski will talk during an upcoming Science Cafe event on Nov. 14 at Baker Center.
I have a confession to make that will not make me popular at this time of year. I don’t love pumpkin pie. During my childhood I was highly enthusiastic about this classic concoction of pureed squash and spices baked into a pastry crust. But in recent years, I approach the Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays… Read More
Growing up in coastal New England, I developed a keen love of fresh seafood, especially shrimp. After living in Southeast Ohio for more than 20 years, though, I’ve learned to reset my taste buds for our landlocked local specialties such as farm-raised pork, ramps and pawpaw. Now I can add freshwater prawns to that list…. Read More
If you want to get into John Sabraw's brain to understand the origins of Chroma, his new series of paintings inspired by the environment, the artist provides one piece that offers 625 visual clues. On corkboard harvested from Portugal, Sabraw carefully has created a vast grid of small, vibrant images. Mounted on the wall in… Read More
Sarah Sparks is a 30-something woman more interested in the electronics inside her home pregnancy test than in the fact that it’s flashing the news that she’ll soon be sporting a baby bump. Sparks — the female protagonist in the new feature film Small, Beautifully Moving Parts — is a self-described freelance technology specialist who… Read More
Think of tubas, and the image of a musician in a marching band exhaling the sound of “oompah, oompah” might come to mind. But that’s not what audiences experience at a performance of Ohio University’s Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble, a unique collective of undergraduate and graduate students who enjoy defying the expectations of these large, low-pitched brass… Read More
He starred in box office hits, conceived the idea for the original United Artists, and brokered lucrative film deals that made Charlie Chaplin famous. Syd Chaplin may not be a household name today, but the brother of the high-profile actor made a notable mark during the golden era of Hollywood, according to a new book… Read More