Katniss rebels in Mockingjay Part 2

By: Taylor Roberts ~Staff Writer~ Katniss Everdeen shot her last arrow and gave her final three finger salute in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2,” bringing the four film saga to a bittersweet end. Based off the final book in the “Hunger Games” series by Suzanne Collins, the film, directed by Francis Lawrence, follows Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and her friends, including Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and Gale (Liam Hemsworth), as they leave District 13 and prepare to fight against President Snow (Donald Sutherland). Sacrifices are made in this rebellion that define the fate of Panem in the final Hunger … Continue reading Katniss rebels in Mockingjay Part 2

Christmas cheer spreads in Cincinnati

By: Taylor Roberts ~Staff Writer~ Every year around wintertime, Cincinnati begins to slowly transform itself into a winter wonderland for the holiday season. The weeks leading up to Christmas will feature traditional Cincinnati holiday events for every budget. The Cincinnati Museum Center hosts its annual Holiday Junction featuring the Duke Energy Holiday Trains, one of the largest portable model displays in the world now through Dec. 3rd. The display boasts more than 300 miniature rail cars and 60 engines run along 1,000 feet of track. Tickets start at $12.50. The Krone Conservatory’s Poinsettia Express brings the holiday spirit to life … Continue reading Christmas cheer spreads in Cincinnati

‘A Christmas Carol’ comes to town

By: Taylor Roberts ~Staff Writer~ The three ghosts of Christmas will haunt the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s Robert S. Marx Theatre for the 25th annual production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” presented by U.S. Bank. The classic Christmas story, written by Dickens in 1843, became an instant success and is credited for revitalizing the celebration of Christmas through the time-traveling adventures Ebenezer Scrooge embarks on with the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come. The timeless tale enjoyed by Cincinnatians each holiday season inspires countless classic and contemporary television and stage adaptations each year. The Playhouse’s … Continue reading ‘A Christmas Carol’ comes to town