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Better Than Bar Food

Longtime local chef Shoshannah Hafner heads the kitchen at Northside bourbon bar The Littlefield

· Dec 17, 2014 12:35 pm

Open since July, Northsiders John Ford, Matt Distel, Chad Scholten and Mike Berry teamed up to bring Cincinnati its first bourbon bar: The Littlefield.
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The Gift Guide

Presents for People You Know

· Nov 19, 2014 02:14 pm

With Black Friday quickly approaching (aka Nov. 28, if you’re the type to pretend to ignore capitalism and Walmart ads), the hive mind of America is focusing in on the holiest of all holiday celebrations: shopping. ...

Reality for the Holidays

Over the Rhine returns for another “reality Christmas” and news of a new venue

· Dec 17, 2014 11:04 am

With Blood Oranges in the Snow, Over the Rhine treats the Christmas album as a major artistic statement that questions the holiday’s celebratory nature as much as it acknowledges it.  ...

Pileup at the Morgue

Time is running out for Hamilton County to upgrade its critically outdated morgue and crime lab

· Dec 17, 2014 10:08 am

Hamilton County commissioners have long agreed that something must be done about the cramped, 40-year-old morgue and crime lab — but there is little agreement on what, exactly, that something should be and how it will be funded. 
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Pressing Imperfections

Talking shop with Brian Stuparyk of Steam Whistle Letterpress

· Dec 17, 2014 01:02 pm

Brian Stuparyk is the owner of Steam Whistle Letterpress, a shop located in historic Over-the-Rhine that’s been pumping out hand-pressed cards, posters, flyers and more since opening in 2011. ...

In Defense of Everything You Think You Hate About the Holidays

· Dec 10, 2014 02:14 pm

This year, we’re defending everything you think hate about the holidays, from mother-in-laws to mass to matzo and all the glittery crap in between.
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Change a Comin’

Clifton Heights residents push back against developments they say are changing the character of their neighborhood

· Dec 17, 2014 09:34 am

Cincinnati City Council has opened the door for a controversial project in Clifton Heights on a site once occupied by a sprawling historic mansion on West McMillan Street. ...

“...And Justice for All?”

· Dec 17, 2014 11:20 am

Blackness is now a joke, a punch line every single non-black-skinned person is in on at our expense.
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The Future of Contemporary at Cincinnati Art Museum

· Dec 17, 2014 01:11 pm

In my September interview with new Cincinnati Art Museum Director Cameron Kitchin, he discussed the role of that institution in collecting and displaying Contemporary art in addition to other issues. ...

 
 

Morning News and Stuff

OTR parking rates, hours going up; activists protesting racial disparities expand their focus; coming next decade (maybe): an 800-mph transit system

· Dec 22, 2014 10:08 am

Good morning y’all! Let’s get down to business so we can get through this short holiday week and arrive as quickly and painlessly as possible at the moment when we open our presents. If you park in Over-the-Rhine, be prepared for change. Or, well, not needing change. The city has installed...

Call Board: Theater News

· Dec 22, 2014 09:24 am

More Directing Talent at the Playhouse. Last Wednesday the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park announced that Obie Award-winning director Eric Ting will join the theater as an Associate Artist for the 2015-2016 season. Playhouse Artistic Director Blake Robison said, "I've known Eric for nearly 15...

Chef Ryan Santos and Please Looking for a Permanent Home

Their new kickstarter campaign is helping raise funds for a brick-and-mortar location

· Dec 19, 2014 03:10 pm

After four successful years as a pop-up dining experience in the downtown area and beyond, Please is looking for a permanent home. And chef and founder Ryan Santos has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the next step: a brick-and-mortar restaurant.   Santos has been honing his...

Voting for the 2015 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards Starts Now

The ballot box is open for the public to vote for some of the best and brightest musical acts in Greater Cincinnati

· Dec 19, 2014 11:16 am

The nominations for the 2015 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, honoring Greater Cincinnati’s fantastic music scene, were announced Wednesday and now it’s your turn to weigh in.  Click here to go to the CEA ballot and vote now. The 18th annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards...

Your Weekend To Do List (12/19-12/21)

It's almost Christmas, so it's mostly holiday stuff

· Dec 19, 2014 09:55 am

Since Christmas is next week (Thursday), there's a ton of holiday stuff to do this weekend — everything from plays and other onstage events to train displays and elves doing things.Onstage:Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some) (through Dec. 28 at Cincy Shakes): For...

Stage Door: Tears or Laughs

Take your pick with these holiday shows

· Dec 19, 2014 09:31 am

It's unusual that we get a chance during the holidays to see a world premiere of a new play, but it's happening at Northern Kentucky University's Corbett Theatre, where New Edgecliff Theatre and Actor & Playwrights Collaborative are producing Phil Paradis's new script, Soldier's...

From the Copy Desk

In case you need a dictionary with the Dec. 17 issue of CityBeat

· Dec 18, 2014 10:51 am

Good late morning readers! It's time to take another look at the Words Nobody Uses or Knows in this week's issue and the general absurdities of the English language. I once spent a lot of time in Columbus teaching largely illiterate adults how to read and write English. (Most were recent...

Morning News and Stuff

Council passes tax deals; big announcement on Music Hall; this coffee has a little something extra

· Dec 18, 2014 09:42 am

Hey y’all. Here’s a brief rundown of the news this morning before I have to fly out the door to cover a few things. • City Council yesterday voted to approve a number of property tax-related items we’ve already reported on. But here are the cliff notes. Among the bigger ones was a...

 

Change a Comin’

Clifton Heights residents push back against developments they say are changing the character of their neighborhood

· Dec 17, 2014 09:34 am

Cincinnati City Council has opened the door for a controversial project in Clifton Heights on a site once occupied by a sprawling historic mansion on West McMillan Street. ...

Worst Week Ever!: Dec. 11-17

· Dec 17, 2014 11:04 am

No matter what or how you celebrate this time of year, one binding factor is that every child we are related to is going to expect lots of gifts and they’re going to be expensive and probably only played with or used for a few weeks before being forgotten. ...

The Year in Local Recordings

A look back at some excellent 2014 releases by Greater Cincinnati musical acts

· Dec 22, 2014 01:29 pm

2014 was another excellent year for releases by artists from the Greater Cincinnati area.
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Cincinnati Entertainment Award Nominees for 2015 Announced

· Dec 17, 2014 09:27 am

The nominations for the 2015 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, honoring Greater Cincinnati's incredible local music scene, are ready and voting starts Friday.
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Pressing Imperfections

Talking shop with Brian Stuparyk of Steam Whistle Letterpress

· Dec 17, 2014 01:02 pm

Brian Stuparyk is the owner of Steam Whistle Letterpress, a shop located in historic Over-the-Rhine that’s been pumping out hand-pressed cards, posters, flyers and more since opening in 2011. ...

Late Night Goodbyes

· Dec 17, 2014 01:53 pm

As the year comes to a close, Stephen Colbert and Craig Ferguson prepare to step down from their respective longtime late-night spots. ...



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