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A Year of Queer

Reflecting on how far we’ve come and what progress still needs to be made for the LGBTQ+ community

· Jun 24, 2015 09:12 am

When it comes to the LGBTQ+ community, this past year has been just as controversial as this issue’s theme — “A Year of Queer” — might seem. ...

Is it OK to Say 'Queer'?

· Jun 24, 2015 10:58 am

“Queer” means different things to different people, making it difficult to clearly define. It is not necessarily codified within the LGBTQ community — or within mainstream society for that matter — but it is evolving, as language does. ...

Leelah’s Legacy

· Jun 24, 2015 10:53 am

It has been almost six months since the tragic death of Leelah Alcorn, the transgender 17-year-old who attained international attention for her death and accompanying suicide note on her Tumblr page. ...

Ohio, Surrounding States Await Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

· Jun 24, 2015 11:18 am

Cincinnati is at the center of what may be the defining moment for same-sex marriage in America. Before the end of the month, the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on Obergefell vs. Hodges, a series of cases involving same-sex couples in Ohio and three other states. ...

Larry Gross (1954-2015)

· Jun 24, 2015 11:42 am

Longtime CityBeat staffer and columnist Larry Gross passed away on Monday, June 15 at the age of 61.
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Larry Gross: Charles Bukowski, Neat

· Jun 24, 2015 11:29 am

If Charles Bukowski had a cousin who was slightly less self-destructive, not at all a womanizer and who lurked in the deeper shadows of Bukowski, writing in the margins, it would have been Larry Gross. ...

Public Fight

As a new effort to increase charter schools launches, public school advocates push back

· Jun 24, 2015 11:52 am

A group calling itself the Cincinnati Educational Justice Coalition packed 60 people into a small conference room at the West End YMCA June 18 to discuss solutions to a long-standing issue — the  stubborn gap separating low-income Cincinnati students from their more well-off peers.
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Ms. Dynamite

Soul/Funk juggernaut Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings show strength and resilience in the face of adversity

· Jun 24, 2015 08:42 am

Much has changed for Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings since the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based retro Soul/Funk band played the (old) Southgate House in Newport, Ky. in 2010. ...

Dan Karlsberg’s Brilliant Love Letter to ’Nati Jazz

· Jun 24, 2015 08:46 am

Cincinnati’s Jazz scene took a hit last year when one of its longstanding and more popular venues, the Blue Wisp Jazz Club, closed. But if you think the Wisp’s closure marked the death of Jazz in Cincinnati, you are underestimating not only the endurance of the city’s great Jazz musicians, but also Jazz itself. ...

'Morning Star' Rising

· Jun 24, 2015 12:17 pm

Tuesday is the long-anticipated opening of Morning Star, Cincinnati Opera’s first world premiere in more than 50 years. ...

Heart for the People

Art on Vine founder James Jenkins on his “first love”

· Jun 24, 2015 12:02 am

Summer seems fit to burst with art festivals, enough to fill every weekend. One such festival is Art on Vine, which returns to Fountain Square July 5. ...

Hole in One

New Gadabout Doughnuts pop-up shop delivers artisan donuts to city events

· Jun 24, 2015 12:36 am

Cincinnati is filled with artisan bakers, so what’s one more? At Oakley Fancy Flea Market (O.F.F. Market) on May 30, Karina Rice debuted her handcrafted donuts under the moniker Gadabout Doughnuts, a term meaning “a person who flits about in social activity.” ...

 
 

Morning News and Stuff

Union to sue SORTA, city; Kasich poised to sign $71 billion Ohio budget; Texas city charges journalists $80,000 for public emails

· Jun 30, 2015 10:16 am

Good morning all. Here’s what’s going on today in Cincinnati. If you were wondering what all the traffic was about downtown this morning (I was) this probably had something to do with it. The Hamilton County Courthouse was evacuated around 8:20 a.m. due to a suspicious suitcase that was...

Morning News and Stuff

Woman who removed confederate flag at S.C. capitol has local ties; same-sex marriage could boost Ohio's economy; Kasich, presidential campaign now officially "talking," may start seeing each other soon

· Jun 29, 2015 10:20 am

Hello all. I hope your weekend was great and you got to spend some time soaking up the victorious vibes at the pride parade Saturday following Friday’s historic Supreme Court decision. It was indeed epic.But now it’s Monday, so let’s talk about news for a minute. You may have seen the news...

Salazar 2.0: Mita's

Chef Jose Salazar to open new restaurant in the 84.51 building in late summer

· Jun 26, 2015 12:31 pm

My brother is a bellboy at the Cincinnatian Hotel, and when he turned 20 this past January, there was only one place he wanted to go for his birthday dinner: OTR’s Salazar. His obsession was well placed — the former executive chef at the Cincinnatian’s Palace Restaurant, Jose Salazar’s...

Summer Music Fests in the Great Indoors

Direct sunlight or potential rain will not be a problem for three local music festivals this weekend

· Jun 26, 2015 10:45 am

When you think summer music festivals, you probably think about things like high-powered sunscreen, hydration and the chance that you might get drenched if a storm rolls through. But this weekend in Greater Cincinnati, there are three festival that spotlight our great music scene, and you won’t...

Morning News and Stuff

Cranley unveils big parks plan; abortion restrictions advance through Ohio Senate; same-sex marriage legal across country after historic SCOTUS ruling

· Jun 26, 2015 10:34 am

Goood morning y’all. I’m a bit bleary today, having spent yesterday on a bus to Columbus and back to watch the State Senate do its thang. More on that later, though. In somber news, today is the funeral for Sonny Kim, the 27-year Cincinnati Police Department veteran who was shot to death last...

Your Weekend To Do List (6/26-6/28)

A really huge celebration of PRIDE! Plus Panegyri, a beer festival, lots of live music and more.

· Jun 26, 2015 10:07 am

FRIDAY PRIDE!!!! Kick off the weekend with the PRIDE PUB CRAWL Friday the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision in Obergefell vs. Hodges, a set of cases challenging same-sex marriage bans in Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee. The court ruled in...

Stage Door: Too Many Bosses, One Crusader and a Theater Party

· Jun 26, 2015 09:30 am

Need a good laugh this weekend? Cincinnati Shakespeare has the show you want to see: One Man Two Guvnors, based on an 18th-century comedy, The Servant of Two Masters. It’s a riot of slapstick, fart jokes, pratfalls, lewd innuendo and more. Francis Henshaw (Matthew Lewis...

Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide

In a 5-4 decision, court rules that 14th amendment requires all states to allow marriage between same sex couples

· Jun 26, 2015 09:05 am

Just moments ago, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision in Obergefell vs. Hodges, a set of cases challenging same-sex marriage bans in Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee. The court ruled in a 5-4 opinion that the equal protection clause of the constitution requires all states...

 

Public Fight

As a new effort to increase charter schools launches, public school advocates push back

· Jun 24, 2015 11:52 am

A group calling itself the Cincinnati Educational Justice Coalition packed 60 people into a small conference room at the West End YMCA June 18 to discuss solutions to a long-standing issue — the  stubborn gap separating low-income Cincinnati students from their more well-off peers.
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Larry Gross: Charles Bukowski, Neat

· Jun 24, 2015 11:29 am

If Charles Bukowski had a cousin who was slightly less self-destructive, not at all a womanizer and who lurked in the deeper shadows of Bukowski, writing in the margins, it would have been Larry Gross. ...

Dan Karlsberg’s Brilliant Love Letter to ’Nati Jazz

· Jun 24, 2015 08:46 am

Cincinnati’s Jazz scene took a hit last year when one of its longstanding and more popular venues, the Blue Wisp Jazz Club, closed. But if you think the Wisp’s closure marked the death of Jazz in Cincinnati, you are underestimating not only the endurance of the city’s great Jazz musicians, but also Jazz itself. ...

Hole in One

New Gadabout Doughnuts pop-up shop delivers artisan donuts to city events

· Jun 24, 2015 12:36 am

Cincinnati is filled with artisan bakers, so what’s one more? At Oakley Fancy Flea Market (O.F.F. Market) on May 30, Karina Rice debuted her handcrafted donuts under the moniker Gadabout Doughnuts, a term meaning “a person who flits about in social activity.” ...

Promising British Sci-Fi Lands Stateside

· Jun 24, 2015 12:32 pm

In the not-so-distant future, artificial intelligence is created to help out those who created it — aka us, people. ...

Perspective — Not Paradise — is Lost in ‘Escobar’

· Jun 24, 2015 12:27 pm

Earlier this year, in McFarland, USA (from director Niki Caro) —featuring Kevin Costner as Jim White, the reluctant yet devoted coach of a cross-country team in a small migrant community in California — we experienced life through the eyes and situation of White and his resilient all-American family. ...



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