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Who’s Gonna Drive You Home?

Uber and Lyft make getting a ride easy, but the politics of ridesharing are complicated

· Jul 29, 2014 01:59 pm

It’s hard to imagine now, but there once were things you couldn’t do with an app on a smartphone. Until recently, one of those things was catch a ride in Cincinnati. ...

Public Money, Private Problems

Questionable management and low performance bring scrutiny on Ohio’s charter schools

· Jul 29, 2014 02:39 pm

As quasi-private schools funded with public money across Ohio face scrutiny, some say they need to be held to a higher standard. ...

Quality Control

Doscher’s Candies celebrates more than a century of making confections the old-fashioned way

· Jul 29, 2014 01:31 pm

Doscher’s Candies has been a Cincinnati staple for more than a century. Yet there are still locals who aren’t aware that the company, founded in 1871 by Claus Doscher, is the maker of French Chew, the popular taffy that generations of candy lovers grew up purchasing at drug stores, swim clubs and mom-and-pop joints across the region.
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The Forsyth Saga

Guy Forsyth plays all kinds of Blues for all kinds of people for all kinds of reasons

· Jul 29, 2014 12:34 am

Back in the ‘70s, John Denver wrote the line, “I’d no more love just one kind of woman than drink only one kind of wine.” Guy Forsyth takes a similar approach when it comes to playing music in general, and the Blues specifically. ...

Cabana on the River (Review)

Cabana on the River surprises with fresh food, great views and craft brews

· Jul 22, 2014 04:21 pm

Chances are if you’re a local Cincinnatian, you’ve experienced outdoor dining on the Ohio River at some point — probably downtown at The Banks or a spot just across the river, like Newport on the Levee. But you might not know that just about 20 minutes west, down Route 50, you can find some of the best riverfront dining the city has to offer. ...

 
 

Cincinnati Art Museum Announces New Director

Cameron Kitchin to take over Oct. 1

· Jul 30, 2014 08:06 am

The Cincinnati Art Museum on Tuesday announced in this press release its new director, who is replacing Aaron Betsky. The latter announced his resignation late last year and left his post in May.CINCINNATI - JULY 29, 2014 – The Board of Trustees of the Cincinnati Art Museum today unanimously...

Morning News and Stuff

City must pay back neighborhood money, Cranley pledges city money for landmarks and a $40,000 climate change cruise

· Jul 29, 2014 09:31 am

Good morning all! Here's what's happening today.A Hamilton County judge yesterday ordered the city to pay back the $4 million it borrowed from neighborhood funds in 2012. We reported on that money and other budget-related cuts to neighborhood funds in June. Common Pleas Judge Robert Gorman...

Morning News and Stuff

Butler County sheriff on immigration plan, LumenoCity goes interactive and The Banks... boring?

· Jul 28, 2014 10:00 am

It's Monday and stuff is already getting crazy. Here's the good, the bad and the befuddling in the news today.Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones shared his thoughts Friday on… something… ostensibly related to Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley’s recently announced immigration initiative. The...

Stage Door: Shakin' It

· Jul 25, 2014 11:07 am

If you paid attention to the local theater season just concluded, you will recall that Cincinnati Shakespeare Company completed a herculean task: During its 20-year existence, the classic theater has produced all 38 of Shakespeare's plays. This summer three of Cincy Shakes' best actors are...

Morning News and Stuff

Cincy making moves on immigration, Rand Paul speaks at Urban League and Ohio Dept. of Ed spokesman has advice for charter school opponents

· Jul 25, 2014 10:03 am

News time!As we reported yesterday, Mayor John Cranley rolled out his new immigration task force at Music Hall. The volunteer group, made up of 78 community leaders split into five committees, will look for ways to make Cincinnati a welcoming city for immigrants with an eye toward economic...

Cranley Announces Immigration Initiative

Initiative will work to attract immigrants with economic development in mind

· Jul 24, 2014 11:36 am

Mayor John Cranley today announced the creation of a 78-person task force that will work toward making Cincinnati "the most immigrant-friendly city in the country."The effort will work to bring more investment from highly-educated and well-to-do immigrants to the area. Few specifics were offered...

Morning News and Stuff

VP in Cincy, city tops for recreation, and $100,000 to work on your dream project

· Jul 24, 2014 09:12 am

Tons going on today in Cincinnati. Check it out.Vice President Joe Biden spoke this morning at the National Urban League Conference, which is here in town this year. Biden’s speech touched on the challenges the black community has historically faced and the progress the country has made toward...

From The Copy Desk

In case you need a dictionary with the July 23 issue of CityBeat

· Jul 23, 2014 02:53 pm

The well of vocab was no longer dry this week thanks to our cover story "America's Best Worst Politicians," a supplement from the Association of Alternative Newspapers. You’ve got to read it to believe it, folks. And yes, I copy edited the entire, 15-page piece (Oxford commas and all) and I...

 

The Forsyth Saga

Guy Forsyth plays all kinds of Blues for all kinds of people for all kinds of reasons

· Jul 29, 2014 12:34 am

Back in the ‘70s, John Denver wrote the line, “I’d no more love just one kind of woman than drink only one kind of wine.” Guy Forsyth takes a similar approach when it comes to playing music in general, and the Blues specifically. ...

Elevators

· Jul 29, 2014 02:21 pm

Violent black mega-stars and violent black athletes and the women who try to love them should avoid elevators like most black people avoid therapy. ...

Cracking the Code with ‘I Origins’ Director Mike Cahill

· Jul 29, 2014 03:17 pm

For fans of the current wave of independent filmmaking, there’s a certain romantic curiosity surrounding the power-trio of Brit Marling, Zal Batmanglij and Mike Cahill. Marling holds the center, anchoring and serving as the face of the trio’s projects together. ...

HBO Expands Summer Doc Series For Year-Round Films

· Jul 29, 2014 03:19 pm

Sometimes a true story is far more fascinating than anything Hollywood could dream up. If you’re a fan of interesting documentaries and you’ve already conquered Netflix’s detailed doc genre list, tune into HBO on Monday nights. The network has expanded its popular summer documentary series to a year-round schedule of entertaining, thought-provoking programming. ...

DUI Debate

Mothers Against Drunk Driving joins litigation over Ohio’s DUI enforcement policies

· Jul 22, 2014 02:46 pm

If Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) can convince the Ohio Statehouse to pass “Annie’s Law,” or HB 469, all first-time DUI offenders wishing to drive during any probation will have to install a breathalyzer machine in their car and pass it for the car to start. ...

Puppets Provide Inspiration for Local Creative

· Jul 22, 2014 02:48 pm

Wearing a Mister Rogers T-shirt with the words “never forget” emblazoned across it, Terrence Burke studies a newspaper while drinking an iced coffee at Northside’s Sidewinder Coffee. The clothing choice is pretty indicative of Burke. In 2010, Burke founded the zany puppet troupe Wump Mucket Puppets, creating and performing with his original cast of characters, colorful in both personality and hue. ...



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