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Lost in Wilberforce

America’s oldest historically black private college is on the verge of losing its accreditation. Can it be saved?

· Oct 22, 2014 08:13 am

Wilberforce must address enormous debt, a deteriorating campus and serious holes in the administration, holes which until very recently included the president of the university, all before December 15, or risk losing its accreditation. ...

A Tale of Two Suburbs

The checkered past of two racially tense Midwestern suburbs

· Oct 22, 2014 08:47 am

Many have made parallels between the shooting of Mike Brown by a Ferguson police officer and the killing of John Crawford III in a Beavercreek Walmart — but the racial tensions and local reactions surrounding the tragedies differ. ...

The Dining Guide: Northern Comfort

· Oct 15, 2014 10:10 am

This year, the Dining Guide takes a look at the past, present, future and vegetarian leanings of comfort food in the Queen City. ...

Worst Week Ever!: Oct. 8-15

· Oct 15, 2014 08:29 am

Take, for example, the issue of climate change, which shouldn’t be such a murky pit of idiocy and back-and-forth amongst people who haven’t learned anything about anything in years. ...

They Raped That City

· Oct 22, 2014 09:30 am

A community already known for its poverty and rampant drug use and its less-than-stellar track record of public education and housing doesn’t need the stench of rapists added to its long list of ills and woes. ...

Four Runs, No Hits, No Errors

Cory Branan turns his diverse musical taste into the schizophonic Americana bash of The No-Hit Wonder

· Oct 15, 2014 09:05 am

Cory Branan has a way with words but there’s one that sticks in his throat: compromise.
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Foodie Meets Family

Cincinnati chefs prepare family-friendly dishes for the de Cavel Family SIDS Foundation brunch

· Oct 15, 2014 11:50 am

The words “kid-friendly” and “foodie” are seldom spoken in the same breath. That is, unless you are speaking with Jean-Robert and Annette de Cavel, founders of the de Cavel Family SIDS Foundation and hosts of the foundation’s annual Friends and Family Brunch at the Midwest Culinary Institute.  ...

A Poet (and an Actor) Explore the Nature of War: You See?

· Oct 15, 2014 12:14 am

Bruce Cromer’s performance as The Poet in An Iliad is no easy task. He’s playing a world-weary soul, sick of repeating tales of devastation and death. ...

Four Runs, No Hits, No Errors

Cory Branan turns his diverse musical taste into the schizophonic Americana bash of The No-Hit Wonder

· Oct 15, 2014 09:05 am

Cory Branan has a way with words but there’s one that sticks in his throat: compromise.
...

 
 

Deke Dickerson Sings "Instrumentals" with Los Straitjackets

Roots music favorite and Surf-y instrumental heroes team up for unique album of vocalized instrumental hits

· Oct 22, 2014 09:37 am

The world’s greatest wrestling-masked instrumental musical ensemble Los Straitjackets return to the Cincinnati area tonight for a show at Southgate House Revival. The band is joined by Roots music fave Deke Dickerson, who collaborated with Los Straitjackets on the recently released LP, Los...

Morning News and Stuff

Cincinnati-Chicago high speed rail gets more boosters; VLT auction under investigation; Kasich says part of the ACA helped people... but we should repeal the ACA

· Oct 22, 2014 09:35 am

Good morning y’all! Here’s a quicker than usual rundown of the day’s news before I jet for an interview. There is yet another version of the Union Terminal restoration deal being passed around. The deal, which Hamilton County Commissioners are expected to vote on soon, doesn’t make many...

Valley of the Sun Tour Diary: A Day in the Life of a Merch Guy

· Oct 22, 2014 09:00 am

Before I left, I had a lot of people ask me just what I’d be doing while on tour. The best answer I could give them was, “I don’t know, sell shirts I guess.”  So, in an effort to give you a better picture of what a day in the life of Valley of the Sun’s illustrious merch guy/tour...

Morning News and Stuff

Tracie Hunter suspended by Ohio Supreme Court; COAST, labor unions jump on anti-toll effort; Cincinnati one of the best cities for Halloween

· Oct 21, 2014 10:06 am

So it’s not Monday anymore, which is a plus, but still. This week is the first week in my mission to give up caffeine and donuts. It’s going to be a long, long haul. Anyway, on with the news.The city administration yesterday described in more detail a parking plan for Over-the-Rhine that’s...

Music Tonight: Method Man and Redman, Unearth and More

· Oct 21, 2014 09:40 am

Between Wu-Tang Clan reunion shows and the seminal Hip Hop group’s forthcoming new album, two Wu members have hit the road to headline the World Wide Rollers Tour, presented by The Smokers Club, a group of weed/Hip Hop aficionados that have booked five national tours and launched a clothing...

Laverne Cox to Speak at NKU Next Week

Actress will deliver LGBTQ History Month keynote address

· Oct 20, 2014 01:01 pm

Transgender advocate and actress Laverne Cox will give a keynote speech at Northern Kentucky University in celebration of LGBT History Month on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m.Many will recognize Cox for her groundbreaking role as Sophia Burset, an incarcerated transgender woman, in the Netflix...

Valley of the Sun Tour Diary: A Guide to Packing/Overpacking

· Oct 20, 2014 11:51 am

Remember in my first blog when I said I was worried that I had over packed? Guess what? I over packed.  I’ve been on tour for a week now and these are a few things I’ve learned so far, in no particular order. Hopefully they help you the next time a Rock band drags you across...

Music Tonight: JEFF the Brotherhood and More

· Oct 20, 2014 10:07 am

Two of the leading lights from Nashville’s exploding underground Rock scene, JEFF the Brotherhood and Diarrhea Planet, perform tonight at Northside Tavern. Admission is $10 and the show starts at 9 p.m. Locals Gazer and See You in the Funnies open.JEFF the Brotherhood recently released a covers...

 

A Tale of Two Suburbs

The checkered past of two racially tense Midwestern suburbs

· Oct 22, 2014 08:47 am

Many have made parallels between the shooting of Mike Brown by a Ferguson police officer and the killing of John Crawford III in a Beavercreek Walmart — but the racial tensions and local reactions surrounding the tragedies differ. ...

Worst Week Ever!: Oct.16-22

· Oct 22, 2014 09:15 am

UC football coach Tommy Tuberville introduced President George W. Bush to some of the squad down in Dallas
before the team won big over Southern Methodist University. ...

Some People Call Him Maurice

Singer/songwriter Maurice Mattei details the pompatus of loss on Celebrity Issue

· Oct 15, 2014 09:48 am

After 21 albums and countless gigs, Mattei remains fresh and engaged in the process.
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Ingrid Woode Celebrates New CD/DVD Release

Plus, Sunday brings several cool local shows, including a multimedia event presented by IsWhat?, Mixtapes' last local show (for awhile) and a benefit for Larry Goshorn

· Oct 21, 2014 03:37 pm

Ingrid Woode and The Woode Tribe Orchestra celebrate the release of their new CD/DVD package, Going LiVe In FiVe. Meanwhile, Sunday brings a wealth of great local shows, including a multimedia event presented by IsWhat?, Mixtapes' last local performance (for awhile) and a benefit concert for Larry Goshorn. ...

Creatives in Clifton

Performing arts flourish in unique Gaslight District venues

· Oct 15, 2014 11:56 am

On a recent Wednesday in September, the crowd in the foyer of the Clifton Cultural Arts Center (CCAC) ate, drank and talked quietly as the New Horizons Orchestra performed “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and the sun set through stained glass windows.
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‘Orange Is the New Black’ Star Debuts Trans Doc

· Oct 15, 2014 01:25 pm

Actress Laverne Cox has brought the conversation about transgender rights to the mainstream.
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