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L.A. Vice

Sundry and Vice cocktail bar blends West Coast ethos and apothecary history in OTR

· Apr 28, 2015 02:54 pm

You know Cincinnati is becoming more of a destination city when people from larger cities start moving here to open businesses, which is exactly the case with the new apothecary themed Over-the-Rhine cocktail bar Sundry and Vice. ...

Past, Present, Future

CAC reworks its edges with a new lobby and two exhibits on time and space

· Apr 29, 2015 08:47 am

Blah concrete no longer dominates the Contemporary Arts Center lobby. But, ironically, a gray palette defines one of two new exhibits coinciding with the redesign of the 12-year-old space. ...

Seeking Refuge

Refugees fleeing violence in other parts of the world work to build community in a troubled and isolated corner of Cincinnati

· Apr 24, 2015 11:04 am

Refugees come to Cincinnati hoping to build a better life. What they find in Millvale is similar to the violence and poverty they left behind.
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B’more, Please Be More

· Apr 29, 2015 12:54 pm

Snapshot: In 1968, Baltimore, Maryland, erupted in violent looting, rioting and fires as police clashed with citizens in the city’s streets just as cops in Newark, N.J., and Cincinnati’s Avondale neighborhoods were doing the same.  ...

Gunn’s Range

After critical acclaim for his uniquely textural, broadly influenced sound, Steve Gunn hits the road with Wilco

· Apr 29, 2015 09:51 am

When Wilco plays Cincinnati this week, the opening act will be a singer/songwriter and guitarist whose textured, ethereal, slightly dazed and bluesy Rock sound is earning him comparisons to The War on Drugs and Kurt Vile. He is Steve Gunn, a now-Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Philadelphian who has actually been recording albums since 2007. But until 2013’s Time Off album, his small-label records had been instrumental and often shared with collaborators. ...

Flirting with the Middle

Despite his conservative record, Gov. John Kasich looks to kick up buzz for a potential White House run by presenting himself as moderate

· Apr 29, 2015 01:09 pm

Ohio Gov. John Kasich hasn’t formally joined the crowded 2016 GOP presidential nomination contest, but he’s done everything else to signal he’s interested in a bid for the nation’s highest office. 
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Filmmaker Alex Garland Humanizes the Machine

· Apr 29, 2015 09:18 am

Ex Machina writer-director Alex Garland is a thoroughly modern writer, intent on probing our most human urges and the boundaries that lie beyond the present moment. ...

Survival of the Averagest

· Apr 29, 2015 09:22 am

In most apocalyptic scenarios, we often imagine the lucky few to survive as being the toughest, hardest, most disciplined born leaders. Phil Miller is none of these things. ...

Contemporary Arts Center Announces 2015-16 Shows

· Apr 29, 2015 09:05 am

Mark Mothersbaugh and Robert Mapplethorpe are the marquee names for the Contemporary Arts Center’s 2015-16 exhibition season, which will feature four additional shows. ...

BANDI Wear Creates an Alternative to Granny's Fanny Pack

· Apr 29, 2015 09:11 am

From necessity comes invention, and from the need to store everyday essentials in a convenient and stylish way came BANDI Wear. ...

Be Your Own Sausage King

· Apr 28, 2015 02:59 pm

Cincinnati knows sausage. Because of our German heritage and historical link to the hog industry — certainly you’ve heard the nickname Porkopolis bandied about — we’ve gotten pretty used to all manner of pork products playing a strong role in our diet. ...

Christopher Durang's Chekhovian Blender

· Apr 29, 2015 08:55 am

Christopher Durang got an early start as a playwright. “When I was 8,” he told The Juilliard Journal (he teaches playwriting at the Juilliard School), “I announced to my mother I was going to write a play. It was my own two-page version of an I Love Lucy episode...

 
 

Morning News and Stuff

Parking battle looms; Sittenfeld's non-policy proposal; will Kasich be locked out of GOP primary debate in his own state?

· May 5, 2015 10:25 am

Hey all! Here’s what’s up today.There’s a showdown coming. Some will win, some will lose and some will, well, probably be completely uninvolved but that’s beside the point. I’m talking about Cincinnati City Council’s continued fight over the Over-the-Rhine parking plan. Yesterday, a...

MidPoint Music Festival Announces First Acts for 2015 Event

Purity Ring, Ride, tUnE-yArDs, Sylvan Esso and more slated to appear at late September music festival

· May 5, 2015 07:00 am

Cincinnati’s MidPoint Music Festival (owned and operated by CityBeat) recently announced that tickets for the late September festival were on sale, as well as a new date format (instead of Thursday-Saturday, 2015’s MPMF will take place Friday, Sept. 25-Sunday, Sept. 27). Now the first...

Paul Mecurio: Life on the Street

Mecurio performs at Funny Bone on the Levee Thursday-Sunday

· May 4, 2015 02:02 pm

Of all the comedians who have TV shows based on their lives, Paul Mecurio’s story would seem like a slam-dunk for any network. Now it seems, someone is ready to take a shot. “I’ve got a great showrunner and writer working on developing my life story,” says Mecurio, a former Wall Street...

Reel Redux: The Revenant

· May 4, 2015 12:46 pm

The most recent recipient of the Best Director Oscar, Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman), will have a new film for 2015 —The Revenant. This movie tells the true story of early-19th entury frontiersman Hugh...

Leftovers: What We Ate This Weekend

A Raid the Garden competition. Everything in OTR. Sugar n' Spice.

· May 4, 2015 11:19 am

Anne Mitchell: What would you make for dinner if you opened your fridge and saw pork jowl, bee pollen, sorrel and ancient-grain bread? If you’re chef Nick Marckwald from Hen of the Woods, you’d make a panzella salad with bacon and French breakfast radishes, and a yogurt and bee pollen...

Morning News and Stuff

Music Hall renovation effort gets $12 million boost; SCPA admins reassigned, students protest; Hamilton County's income mobility problem

· May 4, 2015 10:13 am

Hey all! Hope your weekend was grand and you did something fun to kick off bike month if you’re into that kind of thing. I am, and I spent some of my weekend biking — for a news story. You’ll find out more about that Wednesday though. Anyway, here’s what’s up in the news. After a $10...

Call Board: Theater News

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's 30th season will present three world premieres, the revival of a great musical and Cinderella

· May 4, 2015 08:19 am

While other Cincinnati theaters hustle to get their seasons announced in order to ramp up subscription sales, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati has built enough faith with its audiences that they'll start signing up sight unseen. Artistic Director Lynn Meyers tells regulars that they'll be pleased, and...

Stage Door: Durang and One Dang Funny Dysfunctional Family

· May 1, 2015 01:01 pm

Christopher Durang's witty comedy Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike opened last night at the Cincinnati Playhouse. If that title makes you think of Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, well, that's part of the playwright's comic plan. But his script reassembles some of those wry comic...

 

Flirting with the Middle

Despite his conservative record, Gov. John Kasich looks to kick up buzz for a potential White House run by presenting himself as moderate

· Apr 29, 2015 01:09 pm

Ohio Gov. John Kasich hasn’t formally joined the crowded 2016 GOP presidential nomination contest, but he’s done everything else to signal he’s interested in a bid for the nation’s highest office. 
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Worst Week Ever! April 28-May 5

· Apr 29, 2015 01:12 pm

Local University Comes Up with Exceptionally Stupid Research Idea, Courts Help to Stop It ...

Wilder Celebrates Debut Release, Derby Day

Plus, Plastic Ants release vinyl version of their debut, Ellery play book launch concert and Automagik delay EP

· Apr 29, 2015 09:35 am

Country/Americana group Wilder issue its debut EP with a Kentucky Derby-themed release party, Plastic Ants celebrate the vinyl release of their debut album, Ellery hosts a book launch party in honor of singer Tasha Golden's poetry collection and Automagik premiere a new single/video but delay planned EP release.
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Hungry Bros. Food Truck (Profile)

Hungry Bros. food truck sells fried pies and waffle fries

· May 5, 2015 04:04 pm

A new food truck called Hungry Bros. has been satiating Cincinnatians with fried fruit pies and waffle fries since starting its engine on Opening Day. ...

Filmmaker Alex Garland Humanizes the Machine

· Apr 29, 2015 09:18 am

Ex Machina writer-director Alex Garland is a thoroughly modern writer, intent on probing our most human urges and the boundaries that lie beyond the present moment. ...

Survival of the Averagest

· Apr 29, 2015 09:22 am

In most apocalyptic scenarios, we often imagine the lucky few to survive as being the toughest, hardest, most disciplined born leaders. Phil Miller is none of these things. ...



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