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Getting Connected

Free Wi-Fi for Lower Price Hill another step toward empowerment

· Oct 1, 2014 09:33 am

The hotspots provide free Wi-Fi for the entirety of Lower Price Hill courtesy of a partnership between Symmes Township tech company Powernet and Cincinnati Public Schools. ...

A Future in Focus

Cincinnati’s FotoFocus Biennial widens its scope as a top recurring photography event

· Oct 1, 2014 08:21 am

Just by adding the word “Biennial” to its official name for 2014, FotoFocus — which occurs this month in some 50 venues throughout Greater Cincinnati — is aiming to raise its importance and artistic significance.  ...

Sound City

The MidPoint Music Festival tops itself once again with its 13th annual event

· Oct 1, 2014 08:49 am

MidPoint has become not only a showcase of adventurous music makers from around the world, it is also a showcase of the immense progress Cincinnati’s downtown and Over-the-Rhine have made in a relatively short period of time. ...

The Semantics of Weed

· Oct 1, 2014 10:27 am

After Thomas’ recriminalization ordinance, weed possession on the first offense was a fourth-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a $250 fine. ...

Joy Ride

Red Bike premieres as an alternative form of public transportation

· Oct 1, 2014 11:15 am

Red Bike is a new city-funded bicycle rental program spanning uptown, Over-the-Rhine and downtown. ...

New Faces and Places for Know, New Edgecliff

· Oct 1, 2014 11:37 am

A new theater season is bringing changes to several local theater companies.
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Le’s Pho and Sandwiches (Review)

Le’s Court Street location is perfect for a quick workday lunch

· Oct 1, 2014 01:17 pm

The food, made fresh every day by husband and wife Hai and Le Bui, is authentic, addicting and so delicious.
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Change of Heart

Conservative former justice officials seek to reform Ohio’s death penalty

· Sep 24, 2014 09:18 am

Terry Collins, former director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitations and Corrections, says he’s deeply conservative and strongly believes in the rule of law — and also wants to see the death penalty banned in Ohio. ...

 
 

Morning News and Stuff

City launches living wage and domestic partner registries; CPD officers will carry anti-overdose drug; the tri-state is not a happy place, apparently

· Oct 2, 2014 10:12 am

Heya! CityBeat reporters fanned out across the city this morning picking up what’s happening. We’re omnipresent, omniscient and fueled by dangerous amounts of coffee. Nah, just kidding. There were two of us, and we each swooped in on a story or two. Here’s what we found.Cincinnati Police...

REVIEW: CHVRCHES at Madison Theater

· Oct 2, 2014 08:59 am

It was an eventful night at the Madison Theater in Covington when CHVRCHES came to town Sept. 29. A pretty good sized crowd turned up at Covington’s Madison Theater, which was a little surprising, since they shamefully receive almost no local radio airplay. Oddly, our local “alternative”...

From the Copy Desk

In case you need a dictionary with the Oct. 1 issue of CityBeat

· Oct 2, 2014 08:29 am

Good morning readers! I can hardly believe it's October. This week's issue of CityBeat is full of wonderful, esoteric words. (It also has the information you need to enjoy FotoFocus 2014, the month-long celebration of photography and lens-based art throughout Greater Cincinnati. Pick one up!)Best...

These Walls Have Heard it All: 20th Century Theater

· Oct 1, 2014 12:23 pm

Oakley’s 20th Century Theater has only been the venue it is today for about the last 20 years. When it originally opened in August 1941, the now-vintage glowing sign that lit up the era-glorifying name represented a simple one-screen movie theater. Its history and how it changed from that to...

I Just Can't Get Enough

Jac's roundup of pop culture news and Internet findings

· Oct 1, 2014 10:45 am

It’s Oct. 1, which means rent’s due, Halloween season is upon us and Netflix is shuffling its offerings. New offerings starting today include the entire Gilmore Girls series, Romeo + Juliet and

Morning News and Stuff

Local money in politics; Ohio woman, first to fly solo around the world, dies; Ebola in the U.S.

· Oct 1, 2014 09:41 am

Hey hey morning news readers! I’m back and ready to talk about what’s going on. So let’s go.As we get closer to November, it’s worth taking a look at where local political action committee donations, or money to candidates from organizations like unions and businesses, are flowing. Few...

Mainstay Rock Bar Calls It a Day

Remembering the downtown live music club as it prepares for its final weekend

· Oct 1, 2014 08:45 am

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Mainstay Rock Bar will be celebrating its final weekend before closing its doors after five and a half years in operation. As I prepared to write about the closure of my favorite local bar, I struggled to figure out just how to voice my sadness. I’m still not...

WATCH: Buffalo Killers’ ‘Weird One’ Video

Cincy band offers first public taste of forthcoming EP

· Sep 30, 2014 03:18 pm

Earlier this year, Cincinnati’s Buffalo Killers released their finest album yet, Heavy Reverie, a stellar representation of the band’s increasingly melodic Rock & Roll sound. The album earned the group some of the best reviews of its career and landed them their network television...

 

Getting Connected

Free Wi-Fi for Lower Price Hill another step toward empowerment

· Oct 1, 2014 09:33 am

The hotspots provide free Wi-Fi for the entirety of Lower Price Hill courtesy of a partnership between Symmes Township tech company Powernet and Cincinnati Public Schools. ...

Worst Week Ever!: Sept.25-Oct.1

· Oct 1, 2014 09:54 am

Politics are stupid and the world is just going to keep on keepin’ on toward its path of speedy destruction, Botox and bullshit no matter who you vote for. ...

Sound City

The MidPoint Music Festival tops itself once again with its 13th annual event

· Oct 1, 2014 08:49 am

MidPoint has become not only a showcase of adventurous music makers from around the world, it is also a showcase of the immense progress Cincinnati’s downtown and Over-the-Rhine have made in a relatively short period of time. ...

Mainstay Says, "Thank You, Good Night"

Plus, the good music fest vibes keep going with Bend in the River Art & Music Festival and Friendship Music Festival

· Oct 1, 2014 01:17 pm

Downtown's Mainstay Rock Bar closes its doors after five and a half years of supporting local music. This weekend, they say farewell with free shows featuring The Dopamines, Zebras in Public, Lemon Sky, Pluto Revolts, Cincinnati Royals and many others. Plus, the music festival buzz doesn't have to end after last weekend's big MidPoint Music Festival. This weekend, check out the Bend in the River Art & Music Festival in Price Hill and the Friendship Music Festival in Indiana. ...

Joy Ride

Red Bike premieres as an alternative form of public transportation

· Oct 1, 2014 11:15 am

Red Bike is a new city-funded bicycle rental program spanning uptown, Over-the-Rhine and downtown. ...

'Homeland' Faces Unchartered Territory

· Oct 1, 2014 01:02 pm

What began as a twisted tale of a “turned” American solider takes a totally new direction as Homeland (Season Premiere, 9 p.m. Sunday, Showtime) enters its fourth season. ...



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