DVDs steal the video show
Jeffrey Carpenter is hooked on movies. In a little more than two years, he has collected more than 100 DVDs, often drawn by such extras as deleted scenes, alternate endings and on-set interviews.
VCR survives because it records

Opera star is born
Move over, Charlotte Church. Cincinnati is giving rise to its own young classical music star, 16-year-old Lauren Faulkner.

Get to it!
A guide to help make your day.
Blessid Union tosses fat pitch to Reds' fans
Two local teams join forces on this new CD, as Blessid Union of Souls rocks for the Cincinnati Reds.
Midwestern white guys shaking up world of jazz
NEW YORK - It's a weeknight at the Village Vanguard, a proverbial jazz pantheon that helped nurture the legend of guys with names like Miles and Dizzy and Thelonius, and someone is brazenly hammering Black Sabbath on the club's very expensive piano.
DEMALINE: The arts
The big doings on the arts and culture front this week start at City Hall.
Racy 'Cancun' racing to be first 'reality' movie
CANCUN, Mexico - With dozens of wildly popular reality shows crowding the television airwaves, it was only a matter of time before Hollywood took a crack at its own version of "real life."

Yo La Tengo best when rocking out
You'll find Yo La Tengo CDs located near Neil Young's in the bins at the record store. The reason is alphabetical, but there was a time when the connection ran deeper.

'Trains Running' right on time
It's a rare treat to see some of the best of the African-American acting community gathered on Gabriel's Corner stage for August Wilson's gorgeous slice-of-life Two Trains Running.
Eating out on Easter? Consider these
Where to find a special Easter dinner next Sunday.
MARTIN: Sweet dreams come true
It was 20 years ago this month when an improbable partnership began that changed the state of pastries in Greater Cincinnati forever - and for the better.
Book helps families feast at Passover
Here's encouragement for anyone who fears that Jewish ritual and tradition leave no room for variation. The Hadassah Jewish Holiday Cookbook (Hugh Lauter Levin Associates; $29.95) pulls together enough versions of familiar recipes, often updated, to keep everyone well fed and dinner tables set with plentiful variety.
Firehouses come alive
Barbara Gargiulo is on her way to becoming mainstream and she's happy about it.
Lebanon retiree enjoys slick collection of oil cans
Who: Glen Whittington, 72, of Lebanon, a retired banker for the Farm Credit System, a father of five and grandfather of eight who has amassed as many as 300 hundred oil cans.
Pleasant Ridge experts add SARS to workload
Dr. Bruce Bernard and his team are still looking at ways to protect American workers from the effects of terrorism. But now they've added a new project: SARS.
KENDRICK: Alive and well
When my daughter was in elementary school, she was a straight-A student. Later, with the reading requirements of junior high, her grades began to fall.
He was an assistant manager at the country club, but not for long. He was a short, square guy with hair the color of his loafers: Bone white with a gold buckle across the top. Phony high rollers favored white loafers.
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2003 Camp Guide
Find the summer experience that's perfect for your child with our annual guide to hundreds of camps in the Tristate area.

Music lovers toast Cammy winners
A sold-out crowd of more than 1,110 local music lovers packed Jillian's for the seventh annual Enquirer Pop Music Awards (the Cammys). See who won.

Women of the Year
The Enquirer honors 10 Tristaters for their service to their community. The newspaper has recognized women of distinction annually since 1968.

On the Same Page
Join this year's community reading project.

Fit City: Get up off the couch
Tristaters are overweight and out of shape, a survey shows. To change Fat City to Fit City, the Enquirer is beginning a year-long project to get you going on your own fitness program.

Technology news
Our weekly guide to computers, the Web and the latest gadgets.

Early look at Tall Stacks 2003
Two newcomers will join the world's largest gathering of historic riverboats, when Cincinnati's Tall Stacks Music, Arts & Heritage Festival recreates the steamboat era in October.