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Robin Hood in Reverse

How universities force working-class students to pay thousands of dollars in hidden fees to athletic departments awash in red ink

· May 6, 2015 07:44 am

An investigation of the eight largest public universities in Ohio in the Football Bowl Subdivision found that with one exception, college administrators and trustees impose hidden fees and invisible taxes on thousands of students who pay tens of millions of dollars in subsidies to keep money-losing athletic departments afloat.  ...

A Different College Ranking

Grading the top football powers by academic spending

· May 6, 2015 08:26 am

Examining the 2013 inflated-adjusted academic spending — including faculty salaries, departmental research and student services — for each full-time undergraduate student at the 22 public universities that finished in the top 25 of the AP’s final 2014-15 college football poll.   ...

The Real Ron Swanson

Nick Offerman and wife Megan Mullally bring their story- and music-filled relationship show to town

· May 6, 2015 08:27 am

Nick Offerman is known for two things: starring as the manly Ron Swanson, the anti-government, meat- and breakfast-loving foil to Amy Poehler’s Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation, and for being married to the lovely Megan Mullally. ...

Victoire at Last!

· May 6, 2015 08:41 am

The acclaimed indie sextet Victoire, headed by composer Missy Mazzoli, makes its Cincinnati debut at the Contemporary Arts Center this week. ...

Poet Aureate

Kevin Barnes takes of Montreal to new Glam/Dance heights with Aureate Gloom

· May 5, 2015 08:58 am

There is an odd circularity in the work of Kevin Barnes. Back in 2005, of Montreal’s amazingly prolific and profoundly talented frontman was pursuing an Electronic/AfroBeat direction on The Sunlandic Twins and celebrating the arrival of his daughter Alabee. Ten years and five albums later, Alabee is a 10-year-old tween and Barnes and his wife Nina are navigating the stormy seas of separation and divorce. ...

Upcoming Price Hill Thrill to Tour Area's Art Studios

· May 6, 2015 08:35 am

To quote from one of the classic songs released by Cincinnati’s King Records, “There’s a thrill up on the hill — let’s go, let’s go, let’s go.” ...

 
 

Mother's Day Brunch

Take mom somewhere nice.

· May 6, 2015 09:30 am

If you aren't making brunch for mom at home, take her somewhere nice. Here are some local restaurants hosting Mother's Day meals. Call ahead to make reservations. Holiday Jazz Buffet — A Mother’s Day brunch buffet, featuring a carving station, breakfast egg bake, pastries, pasta and...

Morning News and Stuff

Parking battle looms; Sittenfeld's non-policy proposal; will Kasich be locked out of GOP primary debate in his own state?

· May 5, 2015 10:25 am

Hey all! Here’s what’s up today.There’s a showdown coming. Some will win, some will lose and some will, well, probably be completely uninvolved but that’s beside the point. I’m talking about Cincinnati City Council’s continued fight over the Over-the-Rhine parking plan. Yesterday, a...

MidPoint Music Festival Announces First Acts for 2015 Event

Purity Ring, Ride, tUnE-yArDs, Sylvan Esso and more slated to appear at late September music festival

· May 5, 2015 07:00 am

Cincinnati’s MidPoint Music Festival (owned and operated by CityBeat) recently announced that tickets for the late September festival were on sale, as well as a new date format (instead of Thursday-Saturday, 2015’s MPMF will take place Friday, Sept. 25-Sunday, Sept. 27). Now the first...

Paul Mecurio: Life on the Street

Mecurio performs at Funny Bone on the Levee Thursday-Sunday

· May 4, 2015 02:02 pm

Of all the comedians who have TV shows based on their lives, Paul Mecurio’s story would seem like a slam-dunk for any network. Now it seems, someone is ready to take a shot. “I’ve got a great showrunner and writer working on developing my life story,” says Mecurio, a former Wall Street...

Reel Redux: The Revenant

· May 4, 2015 12:46 pm

The most recent recipient of the Best Director Oscar, Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman), will have a new film for 2015 —The Revenant. This movie tells the true story of early-19th entury frontiersman Hugh...

Leftovers: What We Ate This Weekend

A Raid the Garden competition. Everything in OTR. Sugar n' Spice.

· May 4, 2015 11:19 am

Anne Mitchell: What would you make for dinner if you opened your fridge and saw pork jowl, bee pollen, sorrel and ancient-grain bread? If you’re chef Nick Marckwald from Hen of the Woods, you’d make a panzella salad with bacon and French breakfast radishes, and a yogurt and bee pollen...

Morning News and Stuff

Music Hall renovation effort gets $12 million boost; SCPA admins reassigned, students protest; Hamilton County's income mobility problem

· May 4, 2015 10:13 am

Hey all! Hope your weekend was grand and you did something fun to kick off bike month if you’re into that kind of thing. I am, and I spent some of my weekend biking — for a news story. You’ll find out more about that Wednesday though. Anyway, here’s what’s up in the news. After a $10...

Call Board: Theater News

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's 30th season will present three world premieres, the revival of a great musical and Cinderella

· May 4, 2015 08:19 am

While other Cincinnati theaters hustle to get their seasons announced in order to ramp up subscription sales, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati has built enough faith with its audiences that they'll start signing up sight unseen. Artistic Director Lynn Meyers tells regulars that they'll be pleased, and...

 

On the Road Again

Fresh off representing plaintiffs in a huge Supreme Court case, Al Gerhardstein hits the road for another big cause

· May 6, 2015 10:11 am

Just days after oral arguments for what may be one of the most important same-sex marriage cases in history, Cincinnati civil rights attorney Al Gerhardstein is riding with his daughter Jessica Gingold from Cincinnati to New Orleans to raise money and awareness for justice system reform.
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Worst Week Ever! April 28-May 5

· Apr 29, 2015 01:12 pm

Local University Comes Up with Exceptionally Stupid Research Idea, Courts Help to Stop It ...

Howard Brothers 'Go a Li'l Faster' on First Release in Seven Years

Plus, MusicLi project hosts happy hour, Tunes & Blooms dates rescheduled, Salsa on the Square returns and the Applachian Festival showcases area Bluegrassers

· May 6, 2015 09:58 am

Rock trio Howard Brothers Band release first new album in seven years this week, new MusicLi project (which will benefit local businesses and local musicians) hosts an introductory happy hour, the Tunes & Blooms concerts at the Cincinnati Zoo begin rescheduled dates this week, Salsa on the Square heats up Fountain Square starting Thursday and the 46th annual Appalachian Festival showcases numerous local Bluegrass artists.
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Hungry Bros. Food Truck (Profile)

Hungry Bros. food truck sells fried pies and waffle fries

· May 5, 2015 04:04 pm

A new food truck called Hungry Bros. has been satiating Cincinnatians with fried fruit pies and waffle fries since starting its engine on Opening Day. ...

'Maggie': Fighting the Dying of the Light

· May 6, 2015 08:51 am

Cultural fatigue looms over every frame of Maggie, the new release from director Henry Hobson and screenwriter John Scott 3, setting up a seemingly monumental obstacle for the newbie feature filmmaking team to overcome. ...

The Struggle Is Real

· May 6, 2015 08:45 am

Early into the second season of Silicon Valley (10 p.m. Sundays, HBO), data compression startup Pied Piper is experiencing growing pains. ...



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