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Keeping it Fresh

Looking back on three decades of new works and talent at Ensemble Theatre

· Sep 2, 2015 09:26 am

This year marks Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati’s 30th anniversary. It was launched in 1986 to support local professional artists, driven by strong faith in the transformative power of the arts to create sustainable communities. ...

Mixed Messages

Debate over UC’s RECLAIM program shows the fraught world of campus sexual assault response

· Sep 2, 2015 10:24 am

As University of Cincinnati students began filing onto campus to start classes this week, a battle was raging over a program run by the UC Women’s Center designed to aid sexual assault survivors.
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Worst Week Ever! Sept. 2-8

· Sep 2, 2015 10:03 am

ResponsibleOhio debuts weird weed mascot named Buddy; 'Cincinnati Enquirer' finds new, innovative method to disappoint and sadden readership; overrated NFL quarterback acts like sports drink prevents concussions; Obama renames Mt. McKinley in honor of popular SUV model
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When Business Goes

· Sep 2, 2015 10:14 am

Ginger Dawson is an iconic woman for more reasons than her aesthetic, though her blunt bangs, her from-a-bottle-henna-red hair and her penchant for black and/or retro clothes aligns her more readily to the equally iconic Punk designer Vivienne Westwood than to the “genteel” antiques mall proprietress she, ahem, once was. ...

Not-So-Easy ‘Riser’

Dierks Bentley reached the upper echelon of Country-music fame by not always doing the expected

· Sep 2, 2015 08:40 am

Riser, the latest album from Dierks Bentley, is being lauded for its collection of mid-tempo tunes and ballads that finds the Country singer digging deeper emotionally than ever before — a direction inspired largely by the death of his father two years ago and the recent birth of his first son. ...

The Sundresses Triumph on New ‘This Machine Kills’

· Sep 2, 2015 08:50 am

One of Cincinnati’s finest bands, The Sundresses, is returning to the record-store shelves this week with a new album, This Machine Kills. The band hosts a free album release concert Saturday at MOTR Pub, joined by Lexington, Ky.’s excellent Ancient Warfare.
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Kings, Toys and Rube Goldberg

People’s Liberty announces 2016 Globe Grant winners

· Sep 2, 2015 10:32 am

People’s Liberty is a collaboration between the Haile/U.S. Bank Foundation and the Johnson Foundation. For 2016, the program’s second year, 34 people applied for a Globe Grant. A three-person jury ranked the top seven proposals, and People’s Liberty staff interviewed the finalists to make sure they met qualifications.
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Activist Hub Reopens, Expands in Brighton

· Sep 2, 2015 10:47 am

A first-of-its-kind community infoshop for books, zines and events opened two years ago in Northside. It’s now reopening at a new location in Brighton Saturday and expanding its breadth of public services. ...

From ‘Mistress America’ to Majority Rule

· Sep 2, 2015 10:52 am

Snagging an interview with a rising star, a sure-to-be It-Girl player like Lola Kirke, is definitely a catch-as-catch-can proposition. ...

A Fryed Idea

Local entrepreneur preps her french fry-only walk-up window

· Sep 2, 2015 11:04 am

Over-the-Rhine currently houses a late-night walk-up taco window in the form of Gomez Salsa (now open daily for lunch and Sunday brunch) and a couple spots for late-night pizza, but what if it’s 1 a.m. and you’re craving a different type of food from a window? Soon, OTR — and Cincinnati — will get its first walk-up french fry window, Fryed, from entrepreneur Lindsey Metz.
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The Swami of Ludlow, Kentucky

· Sep 2, 2015 11:07 am

The first thing you notice when walking into Second Sight Spirits artisan distillery in Ludlow, Kentucky is the smell: rum. Like two renegade pirates, founders Rick Couch and Carus Waggoner have staked their claim in this little town since their grand opening in April.
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Morning News and Stuff

FOP might cast no-confidence vote for Blackwell; voters will not get opportunity to approve most charter change proposals; Cincinnati, city of snobs?

· Sep 3, 2015 10:03 am

Good morning all. Here’s what’s happening in the news today.Cincinnati’s Fraternal Order of Police is set to cast a vote of no confidence regarding CPD Chief Jeffrey Blackwell, according to union leadership. Union President Kathy Harrell is convening the Sept. 14 meeting to address what she...

Morning News and Stuff

Streetcar builder burns midnight oil to complete vehicles; legal challenge to mayor's park proposal; Kasich speaks the language of youth

· Sep 2, 2015 09:49 am

Hey hey all. Here’s what’s happening in the city and beyond this morning. The company making Cincinnati’s streetcars, CAF USA, will be adding extra shifts at its manufacturing facility in New York in order to avoid being any later on delivering the vehicles. CAF originally told the city...

Spoonful of Cinema: No Escape

· Sep 1, 2015 03:07 pm

No Escape is fine, I guess. It’s surprisingly better than I would have suspected, but I’m not recommending it. The action is tense but the story is flat. Its story is wildly boring and its perspective is probably xenophobic. Giving the filmmaking...

Planned Parenthood Sues Ohio Over Abortion Access

Suit claims new state laws unjustly limit women's access to abortion

· Sep 1, 2015 03:06 pm

Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio filed a federal lawsuit today against the state of Ohio, charging that "hostile policies" passed by the state in the last few years greatly restrict women's access to abortions. The suit comes after new restrictions were slipped into Ohio's budget earlier this...

Morning News and Stuff

Seelbach won't back executive session amendment; Pendleton affordable housing to get makeover; Rowan County Clerk still not doing her job because liberty

· Sep 1, 2015 10:11 am

Good morning all. Here’s the news today. First, a man died last night after he was Tased by police in Over-the-Rhine. Cincinnati police responded to the Shell station on Liberty Street after reports the man was trying to rob a woman in a car there. When officers arrived, they say the man would...

Cincinnati at the VMAs

This year’s spectacle-of-an-awards-show on MTV had some Cincinnati flavor courtesy of Eric Nally and Walk the Moon

· Aug 31, 2015 12:11 pm

I tried to watch last night's Video Music Awards on MTV, but it was such an awkward and confusing clusterfuck, I couldn’t take much of it, flipping through for a few moments before moving on out of embarrassment for the people on the screen. I usually like when awards shows are a little...

Morning News and Stuff

Urban League releases study on racial disparities; Kroger to install beer taps, hold tastings; Kasich moves up to third in GOP ranking

· Aug 31, 2015 10:21 am

Good morning y’all. I’m still super-drowsy from the weekend, which means it was a good one, right? Hope yours was also great. Let’s talk about that news stuff, shall we?A new report released today from the Greater Cincinnati Urban League highlights what a lot of folks already know, even if...

Morning News and Stuff

Study shows kids have more health issues in low-income Cincy neighborhoods; Hamilton County bailiff accused of stealing property during evictions; decision on Rose reinstatement coming by end of year

· Aug 28, 2015 10:07 am

Good morning all! Hope your Friday is starting off well. It’s gorgeous outside, so maybe cut work a little early if you can, eh? In the meantime, here’s the news. A new study by the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center suggests that living in high-poverty areas might lead to more...

 

Mixed Messages

Debate over UC’s RECLAIM program shows the fraught world of campus sexual assault response

· Sep 2, 2015 10:24 am

As University of Cincinnati students began filing onto campus to start classes this week, a battle was raging over a program run by the UC Women’s Center designed to aid sexual assault survivors.
...

When Business Goes

· Sep 2, 2015 10:14 am

Ginger Dawson is an iconic woman for more reasons than her aesthetic, though her blunt bangs, her from-a-bottle-henna-red hair and her penchant for black and/or retro clothes aligns her more readily to the equally iconic Punk designer Vivienne Westwood than to the “genteel” antiques mall proprietress she, ahem, once was. ...

The Sundresses Triumph on New ‘This Machine Kills’

· Sep 2, 2015 08:50 am

One of Cincinnati’s finest bands, The Sundresses, is returning to the record-store shelves this week with a new album, This Machine Kills. The band hosts a free album release concert Saturday at MOTR Pub, joined by Lexington, Ky.’s excellent Ancient Warfare.
...

Eats Recently Reviewed

· Aug 19, 2015 01:18 pm

Check out recent reviews on Calle Cantina, Fika Hus and Picnic and Pantry.
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Fall TV Preview

· Sep 2, 2015 10:55 am

Labor Day weekend means two things for television viewers — basically none of your shows are on this week, but Fall TV is right around the corner!
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From ‘Mistress America’ to Majority Rule

· Sep 2, 2015 10:52 am

Snagging an interview with a rising star, a sure-to-be It-Girl player like Lola Kirke, is definitely a catch-as-catch-can proposition. ...



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