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What's Your Story?

True Theatre and other storytelling endeavors connect Cincinnatians

· Feb 3, 2016 11:05 am

"Tell me a story.” That’s been a human desire since prehistoric times as tales have been spoken from person to person and passed from place to place, even before they were written down. ...

Worst Week Ever! Feb. 03-09

· Feb 3, 2016 10:38 am

Poverty expert says Cincy is doing a good job dealing with the poors; wealthy influencers invest megabucks on local politician; tea party happy to offer idiotic input on heroin problem and more. 
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Like Water for Black People

· Feb 3, 2016 10:45 am

America has either been denying black Americans access to all manner of water to drink or it has let us drown; drown in filthy hurricane water or, as in Flint, Michigan in the tainted water flowing into the tubs and sinks of poor blacks and whites there. ...

Keeping Secrets

Months after canceling a student-led support group, UC’s efforts to support sexual assault survivors are still up in the air

· Feb 3, 2016 10:52 am

More and more, campus sexual assault prevention and counseling are the purview of schools like the University of Cincinnati. ...

In With the New

New faces and hometown pride dominate the 19th-annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards

· Feb 3, 2016 09:53 am

For the 2016 CEAs, which were given during a performance-filled Sunday night (Jan. 31) at Covington’s Madison Theater, while there were certainly some repeat winners, several first-timers took home awards. ...

Winter Blues Fest Heats Up the Weekend

Plus, The Tigerlilies take over local venues in February for new EP

· Feb 3, 2016 10:05 am

This Friday and Saturday, the Cincy Blues Society’s Winter Blues Fest returns to The Phoenix, showcasing over two-dozen Cincinnati Blues acts. Plus, The Tigerlilies plot weekly shows in February to promote great new EP, 123456.
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Same Name, Different Frame

Miller Gallery reopens with brighter surroundings and new leadership

· Feb 3, 2016 12:21 pm

When remodelers finally took their plastic off the windows of Hyde Park Square’s Miller Gallery in December, it was with the promise of a lighter, more open environment. ...

The Courage to Ask, ‘What If?’

· Feb 3, 2016 12:24 pm

If/Then traces a pair of divergent paths for Elizabeth, a city planner who returns to New York after a painful divorce. When her future is hijacked by fate — epitomized by two very different friends — her life splits into two parallel outcomes.
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Local Creators Revamp Wine Bottle Candle

· Feb 3, 2016 12:28 pm

If Andy Worley were a candle, he would radiate a blend of basil, sage, mint and bergamot. His aromatic attribute is a smooth, revitalizing fragrance with a menthol boost called “Enliven,” and it’s one of 12 original scents created by A Squared Decor. ...

Festival of Plenty

· Feb 3, 2016 12:38 pm

When it comes to film, everybody loves a catchy tagline. And the 2016 edition of the Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival promises “Mystery, History, Mischief and More.” What more can you ask for? ...

New Burger on the Block

ZBGB’s intriguing concept could use a little polishing

· Feb 3, 2016 12:43 pm

ZBGB Gourmet Burgers & Bar is the new sister restaurant to Zula, across the street from Taft’s Ale House. ...

Brewhaus Dog Bones: Craft Meets Community

· Feb 3, 2016 12:47 am

When Lisa Graham started the local small-batch dog treat company Brewhaus Dog Bones in 2014, it just made sense. ...

 
 

Neighborhood Councils Renew Push for Stalled Bike Lane Expansions

Clifton, Over-the-Rhine community councils call for more on-street bike infrastructure

· Feb 8, 2016 03:00 pm

Community councils for two popular Cincinnati neighborhoods are urging the city to expand its bike lane program, which has stalled after the 2014 completion of a major protected lane leading downtown.Both Clifton Town Meeting and the Over-the-Rhine Community Council passed resolutions last month...

Primary Cheat Sheet: Hillary Clinton

· Feb 8, 2016 12:40 pm

Hillary Clinton (Democratic)Fun Fact:Then-Senator Hillary Clinton had a vodka-drinking contest against Sen. John McCain (R-AZ.) when the two were touring Estonia in 2004, possibly the most legendary drinking story in modern politics. “We agreed to withdraw, in honorable fashion, having, I...

Morning News and Stuff

City Planning Commission OKs downtown apartment complex; report finds Ohio schools aren't reporting restraint and seclusion of students; Chicago police officer sues slain teen's estate

· Feb 8, 2016 11:09 am

The Cincinnati Planning Commission has approved plans for a 131-unit apartment complex downtown. The $52 million complex will be at Eighth and Sycamore streets pending the approval of City Council as early as next week. The parking garage and apartments are part of a larger development plan for...

Stage Door

A musical worth seeing, events at Know (one serious, the other entertaining) plus a Super Bowl commercial

· Feb 5, 2016 02:33 pm

Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey met with great success when they created next to normal, winning several Tony Awards and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for drama. They didn’t strike gold with their next show, If/Then, onstage locally for just a week in a touring production — but I found it to...

Your Weekend To Do List (2/5-2/7)

Football? MainStrasse Mardi Gras, Jewish & Israeli Film Festival, Garage Brewed Moto Show and more.

· Feb 5, 2016 01:12 pm

FRIDAY EVENT: MAINSTRASSE MARDI GRAS Laissez les bons temps rouler, y’all! Break out your beads for MainStrasse’s 20th-annual Mardi Gras parade and party. Events kick off Friday with New Orleans-style drinks and dancing at MainStrasse bars. Then the Grande Parade Saturday features a raucous...

Report: Kentucky Official Disputes DeWine Claim on Fetal Tissue

Investigation also reveals state has contract with medical waste company named in DeWine Planned Parenthood investigation

· Feb 5, 2016 12:02 pm

Following controversy around videos released by anti-abortion groups purporting to show Planned Parenthood officials in Texas discussing the sale of fetal tissue to a fake medical company, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine launched an investigation of Ohio Planned Parenthood late last year. That...

Morning News and Stuff

Dems won't censure Lindy; small grocery coming to Findlay Market; CPS, community leaders address youth suicide crisis

· Feb 5, 2016 10:37 am

Morning all. Here’s what’s up in the news today.Hamilton County Democratic Party’s executive commission last night voted not to censure Ben Lindy, a candidate to replace Denise Driehaus as state representative. But the party also had strong words about a paper Lindy authored that is...

"Pro-Rape" Men's Rights Group Cancels Meetups; Cites Safety Concerns

Feminist activists organized in opposition to the group, call cancellation "ironic"

· Feb 4, 2016 04:40 pm

A group of so-called "men's rights" activists led by a blogger who once advocated the legalization of rape has cancelled a word-wide series of meetups, including one near Cincinnati.Return of Kings founder Roosh Valizadeh, 36, wrote on the group's website that all meetups, which had been...

 

Keeping Secrets

Months after canceling a student-led support group, UC’s efforts to support sexual assault survivors are still up in the air

· Feb 3, 2016 10:52 am

More and more, campus sexual assault prevention and counseling are the purview of schools like the University of Cincinnati. ...

Like Water for Black People

· Feb 3, 2016 10:45 am

America has either been denying black Americans access to all manner of water to drink or it has let us drown; drown in filthy hurricane water or, as in Flint, Michigan in the tainted water flowing into the tubs and sinks of poor blacks and whites there. ...

Winter Blues Fest Heats Up the Weekend

Plus, The Tigerlilies take over local venues in February for new EP

· Feb 3, 2016 10:05 am

This Friday and Saturday, the Cincy Blues Society’s Winter Blues Fest returns to The Phoenix, showcasing over two-dozen Cincinnati Blues acts. Plus, The Tigerlilies plot weekly shows in February to promote great new EP, 123456.
...

New Burger on the Block

ZBGB’s intriguing concept could use a little polishing

· Feb 3, 2016 12:43 pm

ZBGB Gourmet Burgers & Bar is the new sister restaurant to Zula, across the street from Taft’s Ale House. ...

Girl Power at the Playhouse

· Jan 20, 2016 12:48 pm

Nearly 30 percent of Playhouse premieres were written or co-created by women, significantly more than the 22-percent figure researched by the Lilly Awards and the Dramatists Guild for shows by women produced by American theaters during seasons between 2011 and 2014.
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Festival of Plenty

· Feb 3, 2016 12:38 pm

When it comes to film, everybody loves a catchy tagline. And the 2016 edition of the Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival promises “Mystery, History, Mischief and More.” What more can you ask for? ...



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