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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. ...

Guardians of the Galaxy

· Jul 29, 2014 02:30 pm

Marvel Studios has excelled thus far by creating characters that neatly fit into segmented niches that are easily identifiable for audiences — Iron Man is the qui ...

Greater Cincinnati Gets the Blues This Weekend

· Jul 29, 2014 12:39 pm

It’s Christmas in August this weekend for local Blues fans. The big event is the 22nd annual Cincy Blues Fest, presented Friday and Saturday at the riverfront’s Sawyer Point by the Cincy Blues Society. ...

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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Stage Door: Free Shakespeare!

· Aug 1, 2014 09:35 am

The big show this weekend will be Lumenocity in Washington Park. If you were lucky enough to get a ticket, you'll be seeing some great images on Music Hall's facade with accompaniment by the Cincinnati Symphony. If you weren't so lucky, you can still enjoy the show via radio (WGUC),...

Cranley's Pick for City Manager Lays Out Vision for Cincinnati

Harry Black touts his experience as a long-time public servant

· Jul 31, 2014 11:11 am

Harry Black, Mayor John Cranley’s pick for the next city manager, spoke today about his ideas for keeping Cincinnati’s momentum moving forward. At a news conference outside City Hall this morning, Black pledged that should he be selected to be city manager, his office would be transparent and...

MPMF Announces Christian Moerlein Brewery as Newest Venue

Moerlein to be fest's official beer, host headliners Panda Bear, Tycho and The Raveonettes

· Jul 31, 2014 10:07 am

Old and new traditions will coalesce at this year's MidPoint Music Festival as Christian Moerlein Brewing Company will host acts all weekend long, including headliners Panda Bear, Tycho and The Raveonettes. The 13th annual MPMF runs Sept. 25 -27 and continues to expand throughout downtown...

From The Copy Desk

In case you need a dictionary with the July 30 issue of CityBeat

· Jul 30, 2014 09:49 am

It would seem like we’ve made it, folks. The short-lived tenure of this little vocab blog has reached its end; let’s not get all sentimental about all the words we’ve learned. I’m going back to the land of Muncie, Indiana, where we don’t have cool stuff like altweeklies or rideshare...

Morning News and Stuff

Senate OKs McDonald as VA head, Cranley touts city manager pick and FitzGerald trails Gov. Kasich in recent poll

· Jul 30, 2014 09:48 am

The Senate (America’s most powerful deliberative body, not the hotdog place on Vine Street) voted yesterday to approve former P&G CEO Bob McDonald as head of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The vote was 97-0, and while such approvals are usually kind of a mundane procedural affair,...

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...

 

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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