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Summer of Sanders

Bern-storming the Midwest with Vermont’s favorite son

· Jul 29, 2015 09:50 am

Four weeks ago, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) became impossible to ignore. ...

Acceptable Risks

· Jul 29, 2015 10:31 am

The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart understands his audience.
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The Dungeon Shook

· Jul 29, 2015 10:39 am

Conspiracy theories are so intrinsically mired and ingrained in black culture because, first, America has made us, in toto, paranoid to live in our own black bodies. ...

No Taxation Without (Oil and Gas) Representation


Gov. John Kasich’s fracking tax succumbs to GOP and industry powers

· Jul 29, 2015 10:50 am

Last month, Republican lawmakers axed a proposed tax hike by Gov. John Kasich that would have raised Ohio’s near non-existent severance tax on oil and gas drilling.  ...

Goin' Up the Country

Eleni Mandell explores a simpler path through the Zen of Country influence on Dark Lights Up

· Jul 29, 2015 08:43 am

With a fan base as loyal as a Marine battalion and a catalog littered with nine sparkling gems of diverse Folk/Pop/Rock, including the ebullient Dick Van Dyke parks-and-recreational swing of last year’s Let’s Fly a Kite, singer/songwriter Eleni Mandell had no desire or inclination to subject her creative methodology to any severe course corrections.  ...

Jack Walker 1948-2015

· Jul 29, 2015 08:54 am

Longtime Cincinnati artist/musician Jack Walker passed away on July 20. He was 67. 
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Evolution of an Artist

Large-scale public art projects push painter Jonathan Queen to continue evolving

· Jul 29, 2015 11:42 am

Cincinnati-based artist Jonathan Queen does not shy away from long-term commitments. ...

Life Is Just a (Dancing) Dream for Cincinnati Couple

· Jul 29, 2015 11:31 am

Aside from those who become marketable marquee stars, it’s not all that common for dancers to find a sustainable living in their art form. Or long-term romance. Or family. It’s a hard-knock life, being a dancer.
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A Call for New Installation Art in Old OTR Buildings

· Jul 29, 2015 11:34 am

Over-the-Rhine is alive with creative ideas to broaden and deepen the revived neighborhood’s — and the city’s — cultural offerings. ...

Movies of My Mind

· Jul 29, 2015 11:28 am

I simply can’t find the words (or the feelings behind the words) to describe the soulless hell that is this week’s reboot of Vacation. So instead, I’m daydreaming — thinking of movies that will never be. ...

Growing — and Learning — Green

OTR’s Rothenberg Preparatory Academy’s Rooftop Garden School Program teaches students about responsibility and sustainability

· Jul 29, 2015 12:27 pm

If you drive north on East Liberty in Over-the-Rhine and take a right onto McMicken Avenue, you’ll pass a building whose glass-paneled front doors stand out slightly from the semi-dilapidated storefronts that line the rest of the street.
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Morning News and Stuff

3CDC announces plans for former City Gospel Mission in OTR; UC officers reports contradicted by video; get ready for the GOP swarm in Ohio

· Jul 31, 2015 10:05 am

Good morning all. Here’s the news today.The Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation has announced its plans for the site of the former City Gospel Mission in Over-the-Rhine. The non-profit social service agency, which had occupied the spot on Elm and Magnolia Streets since 1927, recently...

Stage Door

Make ’em Laugh: Midsummer Theater

· Jul 31, 2015 09:07 am

On Wednesday evening I took a bunch of kids (four elementary-school-age nieces and a nephew in town for a visit) to see a bunch of kids (high schoolers, average age 16) in Hairspray, this summers’ Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre production at the Covedale Center. The verdict:...

MidPoint Music Festival Adds More Acts, Venues

The 14th annual MPMF schedule is now available

· Jul 31, 2015 09:01 am

The 2015 edition of the MidPoint Music Festival (owned and operated by CityBeat) is less than two months away, returning to various venues in Over-the-Rhine and Downtown Sept. 25-27, and this morning organizers announced the release of the schedule and a few additional...

Carol Release Date Moves Up

· Jul 30, 2015 02:28 pm

Indiewire is reporting today that the Weinstein Company, distributor of Todd Haynes’ Cincinnati-shot drama Carol, will move up its theatrical release date to Nov. 20 from the originally planned Dec. 18. It will start out in limited release and then go...

Your Weekend Playlist: Throwing it Back

· Jul 30, 2015 02:06 pm

Even if you weren’t around for Mick Jagger when he became a Rock & Roll legend, or to hear Jimi Hendrix’s “All Along the Watchtower” at Woodstock Music Festival, you still most likely know about it. The '60s and '70s were two of the most influential music decades of all time — a...

Afternoon News and Stuff

Tensing pleads not guilty; ResponsibleOhio faces more problems; Kasich's super PAC raises more than $11 million

· Jul 30, 2015 12:08 pm

Hey everyone! As you probably know, there's lots going on in the city. So our morning news has morphed into the afternoon news! Here's a rundown of the today's top stories. Former UC police officer Ray Tensing's has pleaded not guilty to the July 19 fatal shooting of Samuel DuBose. Tensing's bond...

Photos: Response to Samuel Dubose Shooting Indictment

Hundreds took to the streets in peaceful remembrance of Dubose and to protest his death

· Jul 30, 2015 08:51 am

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters yesterday announced that University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing has been indicted by a grand jury on murder charges for the shooting death of 43-year-old Cincinnati resident Samuel Dubose. Deters also released body camera footage of the...

Grand Jury Indicts Officer in Death of Samuel Dubose

Hamilton County prosecutor: Tensing purposely killed Dubose

· Jul 29, 2015 12:40 pm

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters today announced that a grand jury has indicted University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing for the killing of Samuel Dubose during a traffic stop on July 19. Tensing will be arrested and charged with murder. If convicted, he will face life in...

 

No Taxation Without (Oil and Gas) Representation


Gov. John Kasich’s fracking tax succumbs to GOP and industry powers

· Jul 29, 2015 10:50 am

Last month, Republican lawmakers axed a proposed tax hike by Gov. John Kasich that would have raised Ohio’s near non-existent severance tax on oil and gas drilling.  ...

William H. Cosby Jr. vs. The Cos

· Jul 22, 2015 11:02 am

Bill Cosby created The Cos — perhaps unofficially in the early 1970s, after breaking a color barrier by being cast in in I Spy in 1965 — as a means of convincing us he wasn’t at all like that lecherous curmudgeon Bill Cosby. Again.
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Jack Walker 1948-2015

· Jul 29, 2015 08:54 am

Longtime Cincinnati artist/musician Jack Walker passed away on July 20. He was 67. 
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Coffee Break

A Swedish café in Covington yields an authentic Scandinavian experience

· Jul 22, 2015 10:03 am

The U.S. is the most overworked developed country in the world, but in Sweden, employees and people in general take a daily “fika,” which roughly means “coffee break.” 
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'Lachey's Bar' Lays on the Cincy Love

· Jul 29, 2015 11:18 am

When word spread that brothers Nick and Drew Lachey — Cincinnati natives of 98 Degrees fame — were not only opening a bar in their hometown but also documenting the experience on A&E, the legitimacy of both ventures was questionable at best. ...

Movies of My Mind

· Jul 29, 2015 11:28 am

I simply can’t find the words (or the feelings behind the words) to describe the soulless hell that is this week’s reboot of Vacation. So instead, I’m daydreaming — thinking of movies that will never be. ...



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