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Cincinnati Fringe Festival 2015

· May 28, 2015 10:01 am

The 13th annual Cincinnati Fringe is under way. CityBeat writers will attend the opening performance of every production and provide next-day reviews to help you pick and choose shows to see  ...

Poll Position

Fights over voting rights in Ohio intensify as the state looks to play a vital role in 2016

· May 26, 2015 04:04 pm

Little more than a month after Ohio settled a lawsuit charging that it engaged in practices that suppressed voters’ rights, more battles around the state’s voting practices loom.
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Stop Making Sense

· May 27, 2015 09:55 am

Modern civil rights acts of civil disobedience have run off the rails and become something beyond counterintuitive; it’s become far-reaching, obtuse and even ironic. ...

Lower Price Hill in Focus

Amy Scott’s documentary captures the communal character of Oyler

· May 26, 2015 03:52 pm

The Community Learning Center concept is galvanizing the national consciousness and has catapulted Cincinnati to the forefront of the conversation. ...

Social Improvement by Design

Studio C’s design thinking workshops reinvigorate the social sector

· May 27, 2015 10:15 am

On May 18, in a room equipped with only whiteboards, tables and chairs, branding and innovation consultant Cindy Tripp explains the process she implemented at Procter & Gamble for seven year ...

Modern Makers

· May 27, 2015 10:25 am

The Camp Washington-based furniture maker/interior design team of Hayes Shanesy and Rosie Kovacs, known collectively as Brush Factory, recently finished a year-long, three-floor build out for People’s Liberty, a new philanthropic lab from the Haile/U.S. Bank and Johnson foundations, across from Findlay Market in Over-the-Rhine.
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Free Bird

Revolution Rotisserie & Bar serves responsibly sourced gourmet roasted chicken

· May 27, 2015 10:57 am

Revolution Rotisserie & Bar started as a small operation selling rotisserie chicken on grilled pita bread at a stand in Findlay Market. It can now be found at its full-service permanent location on Race Street, just a block south of Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine.
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Cincinnati Fringe: Community, Camaraderie and Passion

· May 27, 2015 10:20 am

The 13th annual Cincinnati Fringe is under way. Shows start Wednesday and continue through June 6. CityBeat writers will attend the opening performance of every production and provide next-day reviews ...

Free Downtown, Over-the-Rhine Music Series Heat Up

· May 27, 2015 11:34 am

Although summertime doesn’t officially begin until June 21, the popular free music series at downtown’s Fountain Square and Over-the-Rhine’s Washington Park are officially in full swing starting this week. ...

 
 

Morning News and Stuff

Shootings in Cincy at 10-year-high; Covington low-income housing causes controversy; Ohio sheriff deputy fired for racist tweets

· May 28, 2015 09:57 am

Good morning Cincy. Here’s your news today. While we’ve all heard the good news that is going down in Cincinnati, there’s one big exception. Some recent serious but mostly non-fatal shootings in Walnut Hills, CUF, West End and other neighborhoods (including a few right outside my house in...

This Week's Dining Events

Cooking classes, wine festivals, pig roasts, Park + Vine turns 8 and more

· May 27, 2015 11:54 am

This week's dining events, cooking classes and more for the culinary enthusiast.WEDNESDAY 27Sunset Salons: Bourbon — Head to the Clifton Cultural Arts Center for barrel-aged wisdom from New Riff distilling’s Jay Erisman, The Littlefield’s John Ford and Molly Wellman. Includes samples....

Queer City Spotlight: Judith Iscariot on Cincinnati's Drag Scene

Local LGBTQ news and views

· May 27, 2015 10:50 am

After almost seven successful seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race, drag has been infused into mainstream popular culture more than ever before. Drag, once thought taboo by many, is now becoming widely accepted as an art form. The show produces an ensemble of...

Morning News and Stuff

New nonprofit will seek to boost streetcar; is Kasich getting soft on unions?; Rand Paul courts NYC hipsters

· May 27, 2015 10:41 am

Good morning all. Here’s the news today.Streetcar advocates are forming a new nonprofit to help raise funds, encourage ridership and help sell advertising on the downtown and Over-the-Rhine transit project. The group will be called Cincinnati Street Railway, a nod to the city’s original...

Leftovers: What We Ate This Weekend

Pie, burgers, bacon, corn on the cob and lots of Skyline

· May 26, 2015 12:27 pm

Each week CityBeat staffers, dining writers and the occasional intern tell you what they ate this weekend. We're not always proud — or trendy — but we definitely spend at least some money on food. Ilene Ross: So in my never-ending search for the perfect pie,...

Morning News and Stuff

OTR home prices head toward $1 million; Kasich cuts bargaining rights for home health and childcare workers; DOJ settlement with Cleveland police imminent

· May 26, 2015 10:01 am

Good morning y’all. I’m back from vacation and ready to give you all the news and stuff you can handle. In case you’re wondering, my time off involved a jaunt to Chicago for a concert where audience members were encouraged to divide into two huge groups and run at each other high-fiving,...

Foreign Film Friday: The Joke (1969)

· May 22, 2015 11:15 am

This weekly series discusses the cultural and artistic implications of a selected foreign film.A couple of weeks ago, I noticed a new Milan Kundera short story in The New Yorker. One of my favorite authors, I was intrigued to learn Kundera was releasing his tenth novel — the first...

CAC Announces the Death of Founding Member Peggy Crawford

· May 22, 2015 09:48 am

The Contemporary Art Center today announced that founding member Peggy Crawford died on April 18 in Santa Fe, N.M., where she had been living. She was one of three women who founded the CAC's precursor, the Modern Art Society, in 1939. She was able to come to the CAC last September to...

 

Poll Position

Fights over voting rights in Ohio intensify as the state looks to play a vital role in 2016

· May 26, 2015 04:04 pm

Little more than a month after Ohio settled a lawsuit charging that it engaged in practices that suppressed voters’ rights, more battles around the state’s voting practices loom.
...

Stop Making Sense

· May 27, 2015 09:55 am

Modern civil rights acts of civil disobedience have run off the rails and become something beyond counterintuitive; it’s become far-reaching, obtuse and even ironic. ...

Free Downtown, Over-the-Rhine Music Series Heat Up

· May 27, 2015 11:34 am

Although summertime doesn’t officially begin until June 21, the popular free music series at downtown’s Fountain Square and Over-the-Rhine’s Washington Park are officially in full swing starting this week. ...

Free Bird

Revolution Rotisserie & Bar serves responsibly sourced gourmet roasted chicken

· May 27, 2015 10:57 am

Revolution Rotisserie & Bar started as a small operation selling rotisserie chicken on grilled pita bread at a stand in Findlay Market. It can now be found at its full-service permanent location on Race Street, just a block south of Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine.
...

Women of ‘HACF’ Form Mutiny in Season Two

· May 27, 2015 10:51 am

With Joe and Gordon commanding much of the first season of ’80s tech drama Halt and Catch Fire (Season Premiere, 10 p.m. Sunday, AMC) — which ended quite disastrously for the characters — it onl ...

Does Debating a 'Good Kill' Make for a Good Movie?

· May 20, 2015 11:49 am

This isn’t real life, Good Kill, this new movie from writer-director Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, Lord of War), about Major Thomas Egan (Ethan Hawke), a long-serving and highly decorated pilot who now “flies” drone missions from a trailer in the Nevada desert and bombs targets in the Middle East.
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