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Change A Comin’

Clifton Heights residents push back against developments they say are changing the character of their neighborhood

· Dec 17, 2014 09:34 am

Cincinnati City Council on Dec. 10 opened the door for a controversial project in the neighborhood by approving a crucial zoning change that would allow Rhode Island-based Gilbane Development Co. to build a six-story apartment building aimed at students on a site once occupied by a sprawling historic mansion on West McMillan Street. ...

Better Than Bar Food

Longtime local chef Shoshannah Hafner heads the kitchen at Northside bourbon bar The Littlefield

· Dec 17, 2014 12:35 pm

Open since July, Northsiders John Ford, Matt Distel, Chad Scholten and Mike Berry teamed up to bring Cincinnati its first bourbon bar: The Littlefield.
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“...And Justice for All?”

· Dec 17, 2014 11:20 am

Blackness is now a joke, a punch line every single non-black-skinned person is in on at our expense.
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Reality for the Holidays

Over the Rhine returns for another “reality Christmas” and news of a new venue

· Dec 17, 2014 11:04 am

With Blood Oranges in the Snow, Over the Rhine treats the Christmas album as a major artistic statement that questions the holiday’s celebratory nature as much as it acknowledges it.  ...

In Defense of Everything You Think You Hate About the Holidays

· Dec 10, 2014 02:14 pm

This year, we’re defending everything you think hate about the holidays, from mother-in-laws to mass to matzo and all the glittery crap in between.
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The Future of Contemporary at Cincinnati Art Museum

· Dec 17, 2014 01:11 pm

In my September interview with new Cincinnati Art Museum Director Cameron Kitchin, he discussed the role of that institution in collecting and displaying Contemporary art in addition to other issues. ...

Pileup at the Morgue

Time is running out for Hamilton County to upgrade its critically outdated morgue and crime lab

· Dec 17, 2014 10:08 am

Hamilton County commissioners have long agreed that something must be done about the cramped, 40-year-old morgue and crime lab — but there is little agreement on what, exactly, that something should be and how it will be funded. 
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The Gift Guide

Presents for People You Know

· Nov 19, 2014 02:14 pm

With Black Friday quickly approaching (aka Nov. 28, if you’re the type to pretend to ignore capitalism and Walmart ads), the hive mind of America is focusing in on the holiest of all holiday celebrations: shopping. ...

Pressing Imperfections

Talking shop with Brian Stuparyk of Steam Whistle Letterpress

· Dec 17, 2014 01:02 pm

Brian Stuparyk is the owner of Steam Whistle Letterpress, a shop located in historic Over-the-Rhine that’s been pumping out hand-pressed cards, posters, flyers and more since opening in 2011. ...

 
 

From the Copy Desk

In case you need a dictionary with the Dec. 17 issue of CityBeat

· Dec 18, 2014 10:51 am

Good late morning readers! It's time to take another look at the Words Nobody Uses or Knows in this week's issue and the general absurdities of the English language. I once spent a lot of time in Columbus teaching largely illiterate adults how to read and write English. (Most were recent...

Morning News and Stuff

Council passes tax deals; big announcement on Music Hall; this coffee has a little something extra

· Dec 18, 2014 09:42 am

Hey y’all. Here’s a brief rundown of the news this morning before I have to fly out the door to cover a few things. • City Council yesterday voted to approve a number of property tax-related items we’ve already reported on. But here are the cliff notes. Among the bigger ones was a...

Morning News and Stuff

$3 billion for friendlier flushing; Cleveland Browns wide receiver on Rice/Crawford shirt; state gun laws changing

· Dec 17, 2014 10:31 am

All right. Since today is a bit of a slow news day and because I’ve spent the past few days working on this week’s cover story and news feature along with several blogs and the trusty morning news, let’s play catch-up today and go through the week’s stories I didn’t get to earlier. Stop...

Morning News and Stuff

City tax deals for developers draw scrutiny; streetcar passes selling briskly; Bush vs. Clinton: the rematch?

· Dec 16, 2014 10:18 am

Good morning all. It’s like, 8 a.m. and I’ve already experienced utter, terrifying confusion today. Normally that doesn’t happen until at least noon. Earlier, I woke up to a loud, continuous peal of thunder, which stupefied me in my half-awake state because it’s, you know, December and...

Crawford Family to File Lawsuit Over Police Shooting

Suit names officers, Beavercreek police chief and Walmart

· Dec 15, 2014 05:12 pm

The family of John Crawford III, the 22-year-old Fairfield man a Beavercreek police officer shot Aug. 5 in a Walmart, is filing a lawsuit against Beavercreek Police Chief Dennis Evers, officers Sean Williams and David Darkow and the Walmart corporation, the family’s lawyers announced today via...

Morning News and Stuff

Greenpeace activists sentenced; 4th and Race development back on, maybe; video shows harsh police interrogation after Crawford shooting

· Dec 15, 2014 10:58 am

Morning all. Here’s the news today.Eight Greenpeace activists arrested for hanging huge banners from P&G headquarters in March were found guilty and sentenced Friday after accepting a deal allowing them to plea down to misdemeanor charges. The group will have to perform 80 hours of...

MusicNOW Announces 2015 Lineup

Annual new music fest founded by The National’s Bryce Dessner announces details for March concerts

· Dec 15, 2014 10:29 am

The annual MusicNOW festival, founded by Cincinnati native and guitarist for Indie Rock superstars The National, returns to various venues in Over-the-Rhine this March for a celebration of the festival’s 10 successful years. The event will utilize Music Hall and Memorial Hall (past MusicNOW...

Call Board: Theater News

· Dec 15, 2014 09:54 am

Actors Sought: If you're an actor looking for an unusual afternoon this week, the Cincinnati Police S.W.A.T. team invites you to volunteer for a training event on Tuesday from noon to 3 p.m. at a location near downtown. Officer Tim Eppstein wrote this in his announcement: "Volunteers will play...

 

Change A Comin’

Clifton Heights residents push back against developments they say are changing the character of their neighborhood

· Dec 17, 2014 09:34 am

Cincinnati City Council on Dec. 10 opened the door for a controversial project in the neighborhood by approving a crucial zoning change that would allow Rhode Island-based Gilbane Development Co. to build a six-story apartment building aimed at students on a site once occupied by a sprawling historic mansion on West McMillan Street. ...

Worst Week Ever!: Dec. 11-17

· Dec 17, 2014 11:04 am

No matter what or how you celebrate this time of year, one binding factor is that every child we are related to is going to expect lots of gifts and they’re going to be expensive and probably only played with or used for a few weeks before being forgotten. ...

Reality for the Holidays

Over the Rhine returns for another “reality Christmas” and news of a new venue

· Dec 17, 2014 11:04 am

With Blood Oranges in the Snow, Over the Rhine treats the Christmas album as a major artistic statement that questions the holiday’s celebratory nature as much as it acknowledges it.  ...

Cincinnati Entertainment Award Nominees for 2015 Announced

· Dec 17, 2014 09:27 am

The nominations for the 2015 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, honoring Greater Cincinnati's incredible local music scene, are ready and voting starts Friday.
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Pressing Imperfections

Talking shop with Brian Stuparyk of Steam Whistle Letterpress

· Dec 17, 2014 01:02 pm

Brian Stuparyk is the owner of Steam Whistle Letterpress, a shop located in historic Over-the-Rhine that’s been pumping out hand-pressed cards, posters, flyers and more since opening in 2011. ...

Late Night Goodbyes

· Dec 17, 2014 01:53 pm

As the year comes to a close, Stephen Colbert and Craig Ferguson prepare to step down from their respective longtime late-night spots. ...



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