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History's Echo

A new nonprofit is trying to tell the stories of Over-the-Rhine before they’re forgotten

· Apr 27, 2016 10:29 am

Although Over-the-Rhine is a neighborhood about which most Cincinnatians have strong opinions, one thing remains certain: It’s no stranger to change.  ...

The Enquirer's 'Agenda' and the Dennison Hotel

· Apr 27, 2016 09:30 am

In spite of its January declaration of a new day, The Enquirer’s latest offering — a show of support for tearing down the Dennison Hotel building on Main Street — was a typical ode to the powers that be. ...

Worst Week Ever! April 27 - May 03

· Apr 27, 2016 09:22 am

Cracker Jack modernizes toy prizes to appeal to today's brats who have everything; UK warns citizens about the worst states in America and more. Plus, see those train tracks? Don't park on them!
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Courting Controversy

As the city mulls selling public land in OTR to a private developer, familiar tensions arise

· Apr 27, 2016 09:51 am

For 11-year-old Santinez Payne, the grassy lots and basketball courts behind his apartment building in northern Over-the-Rhine are among the most important places in the city. But the area means different things to different people. ...

A Crushing Farewell?

Indie/Electro band Poliça’s recent album, United Crushers, might be its last one

· Apr 27, 2016 08:39 am

Poliça’s third album is another beat-driven, electronically enhanced affair that mixes the shimmering, high-lonesome vocals of Channy Leaneagh with the sleek production work of Ryan Olson. ...

Go Go Buffalo Go-Goes Wild on Debut LP

· Apr 27, 2016 08:41 am

Raucous Cincinnati Rock crew Go Go Buffalo celebrates the release of its first full-length album with a free show Saturday at MOTR Pub. Plus, Ill Poetic returns with The Silhouette Project and Over the Rhine plots their first Nowhere Else Festival.
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Break the System

Saul Williams believes in music as a progressive force

· Apr 27, 2016 10:51 am

Saul Williams — poet, actor, vocalist and alt-Hip Hop musician — has a worldwide following that includes one unusual Classical composer in Switzerland. ...

Politics and Theater

· Apr 27, 2016 11:02 am

when I clicked on a Jimmy Kimmel Live! video a few months back and saw Matthew Broderick as Leo Bloom and Nathan Lane as Max Bialystock, I thought it was a scene from that Tony Award winner. They were hatching a scheme to make money — but this time not with a stinker of a Broadway show. Instead, they needed a stinker of a politician. ...

Affordable Pet Care for Low-Income Locals

· Apr 27, 2016 11:06 am

In April 2013, Pets in Need opened its very own spacious facility, providing biweekly clinics and serving more than 200 animals. Today, the number of pets enrolled in the organization has reached more than 4,000.
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Netflix Dining Docs Raise the Bar

· Apr 27, 2016 11:13 am

Cooking shows are a dime a dozen today, with several networks and daytime TV series devoted to foodie entertainment. But a true culinary documentary is rare. Enter Netflix, which offers two original programs that examine food in a beautiful, critical way. ...

New, Now and Coming Soon

Fresh dining destinations, NKY food tours, epicurean podcasts and new restaurant ventures

· Apr 27, 2016 10:07 am

In Cincinnati’s constantly changing dining scene, it’s always nice to stop and take a breather to recap all the new and now food news. ...

Beer Fests, New Releases and Little Kings’ Return

· Apr 27, 2016 10:09 am

First off, let’s recap what’s new in brews. Last week, MadTree released their popular and limited Galaxy High imperial IPA. The “dank” flavored beer is made with New Zealand hops, has 120 IBUs and a 10.2 percent ABV. Get it in cans and on draft. ...

 
 

Morning News and Stuff

Indiana primary today; Cincy tops for working moms; new developments in East Walnut Hills

· May 3, 2016 09:06 am

Hey all. Today is Indiana’s primary. Go vote if you live in Indiana. If you don’t live in Indiana, continue to gnash your teeth and pray that somehow this election season is simply some very long-term practical joke or a very committed performance art piece. About the primary: On the GOP...

Morning News and Stuff

Poll: Ohioans want Kasich to drop prez bid; lawmakers mull eliminating most mandatory minimums for drug sentences; Bevin vetoes money for NKY river trail

· May 2, 2016 09:25 am

Good morning all. Did you run the pig this weekend? I thought about it. For a few seconds. That should count for something, right? No? OK. Let’s talk news then. There’s a bunch of politics transpiring. Here it is:A new poll says that only 38 percent of Ohioans want Ohio Gov. John Kasich to...

Stage Door

Baseball, mysterious Scotland, Romans (and countrymen) and an astronomer

· Apr 29, 2016 09:02 am

Need suggestions for a good theater production to attend this weekend? Here are some good choices on Cincinnati stages. Last night I attended the opening of Satchel Paige and the Kansas City Swing at the Cincinnati Playhouse. It’s an inventive recreation of the legendary...

Morning News and Stuff

Council finally approves streetcar operating budget; Rep. Driehaus upset with Hamilton County's poop problem; former Speaker Boehner says what he really thinks of the GOP presidential candidates

· Apr 28, 2016 09:59 am

Big things happened at Wednesday's City Council meeting. Council finally voted to approve the streetcar's operating budget for the first year after spending the last month squabbling and kicking it back and forth between council and committee. The budget just barely passed in a vote of 5-3, with...

Morning News and Stuff

Streetcar budget could pass today; bones found in Music Hall; Trump says Clinton plays "women card"

· Apr 27, 2016 09:32 am

Good morning all. Here’s your news today. The operating budget for the Cincinnati streetcar again looks likely to move forward in City Council today, barring any major surprises. Of course, that was also the case a couple weeks ago, when the budget stumbled over some last-minute objections...

Morning News and Stuff

Mann asks Parks Foundation to open its books; Kentucky could build $10 million exit for ark park; Kasich and Cruz embark on a presidential primary buddy comedy

· Apr 25, 2016 09:25 am

Good morning all. Hope your weekend was as perfect as mine. Let’s talk about news real quick. Vice Mayor David Mann says the private foundation that raises money for Cincinnati Parks Board should open its books to public scrutiny. The Cincinnati Parks Foundation, a nonprofit group, came under...

Your Weekend To Do List

Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week, Earth Day events, Zoo Blooms, Jon Snow, Beauty and the Beast and more

· Apr 23, 2016 08:00 am

FRIDAY 22 EATS: GREATER CINCINNATI RESTAURANT WEEK Be a culinary tourist in your own city with CityBeat’s inaugural Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week. Do you like eating? Do you want to try some multi-course meals for cheap? Restaurants throughout the Tristate will be offering $35...

CityBeat Wins National Reporting Award

Nick Swartsell's “That Which Divides Us” recognized for excellence in public service reporting

· Apr 22, 2016 11:38 am

The Society of Professional Journalists announced the winners of its national Sigma Delta Chi awards today, and CityBeat is among the publications receiving recognition. Nick Swartsell’s August 26, 2015 cover story, “That Which Divides Us,” won in the Public Service category for...

 

Courting Controversy

As the city mulls selling public land in OTR to a private developer, familiar tensions arise

· Apr 27, 2016 09:51 am

For 11-year-old Santinez Payne, the grassy lots and basketball courts behind his apartment building in northern Over-the-Rhine are among the most important places in the city. But the area means different things to different people. ...

Oh, Donald: We Hardly Knew Ye

· Mar 30, 2016 09:55 am

I have been intently listening to and reading the invisible ink between the lines of Trump’s utterances, and we have not given him nearly enough credit. ...

Go Go Buffalo Go-Goes Wild on Debut LP

· Apr 27, 2016 08:41 am

Raucous Cincinnati Rock crew Go Go Buffalo celebrates the release of its first full-length album with a free show Saturday at MOTR Pub. Plus, Ill Poetic returns with The Silhouette Project and Over the Rhine plots their first Nowhere Else Festival.
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Hot Gets Hotter

Nashville Hot capitalizes on the hot-chicken trend with a Southern-style menu and really spicy poultry

· Apr 6, 2016 09:40 am

We’re on the cusp of a trend. And according to Zagat and Food Republic, it’s the “hottest” food trend of 2016 — Nashville-style hot chicken. ...

Politics and Theater

· Apr 27, 2016 11:02 am

when I clicked on a Jimmy Kimmel Live! video a few months back and saw Matthew Broderick as Leo Bloom and Nathan Lane as Max Bialystock, I thought it was a scene from that Tony Award winner. They were hatching a scheme to make money — but this time not with a stinker of a Broadway show. Instead, they needed a stinker of a politician. ...

Desperation Drives ‘Green Room’

· Apr 27, 2016 11:10 am

Writer-director Jeremy Saulnier (Blue Ruin) knows the simple secret for creating a down-and-dirty little indie thriller: Introduce us to smart, funny characters, but don’t feel the need to burden them with cluttered backstories. ...



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