Pitch Perfect

ArtWorks Big Pitch finalists highlight local independent businesses

· Jul 1, 2015 09:12 am

Earlier this spring, area arts organization ArtWorks invited local established artists, designers, makers and overall creative entrepreneurs to participate in its second-annual Big Pitch competition. 


· Jul 1, 2015 09:51 am

All things being equal, I am mightily confused by America, but also greatly enamored with Her. She has fooled around and redeemed herself to a great many of Her people. ...

Fighting On

Advocates push back against new state regulations closing in on Cincinnati’s last clinic providing abortions

· Jul 1, 2015 09:37 am

In the gray early morning of June 24, a charter bus idled outside the Elizabeth Campbell Surgical Center in Mount Auburn waiting to take a group of Planned Parenthood supporters from Cincinnati to the state capitol building in Columbus. ...

U.S. Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide

· Jul 1, 2015 09:48 am

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 26 that same-sex marriage bans are unconstitutional, legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide

Aoife Madness

Aoife O’Donovan has plenty of fire and more than enough irons for this summer and beyond

· Jul 1, 2015 08:28 am

On paper, Aoife O’Donovan is the busiest woman in the music business. ...

Mini Cine

C. Jacqueline Wood’s temporary microcinema looks for permanent impact

· Jul 1, 2015 09:57 am

C. Jacqueline Wood is trying to address one of the glaring weaknesses in Cincinnati’s cultural offerings — the lack of non-profit venues whose ongoing programming takes film seriously as art.

Back to the Future

16-Bit revolutionizes the arcade — with booze

· Jul 1, 2015 10:27 am

Clocking in at more than 4,000 square-feet, the OTR location is the biggest 16-Bit yet, with a sprawling layout featuring a centralized U-shaped bar and games. Because it’s basically a bar with video games, you must be 21 to enter, and if you drink, you play for free. 

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. ...


I Just Can't Get Enough

Jac's roundup of pop culture news and Internet findings

· Jul 1, 2015 12:23 pm

Noon News and Stuff

Drug cops seize $11K from man at local airport; Kasich cuts ed funding, keeps strict abortion regulations in budget; Portman's problems

· Jul 1, 2015 11:12 am

Hey hey all! Hope your week is going well as we speed toward what I’m sure is going to be an awesome July 4 weekend. Before we get to news, I wanted to welcome our new staff writer and news reporter Natalie Krebs, who starts today. Natalie comes to us after working in the Texas Senate. She has...

Review: Morning Star World Premiere

Cincinnati Opera presented debut performance Tuesday night

· Jul 1, 2015 09:13 am

Morning Star, the new opera by composer Ricky Ian Gordon and librettist William Hoffman, had its world premiere last night before a near-capacity audience in the School for Creative and Performing Arts’ Corbett...

Taste of Belgium Rookwood: Now Open

Everyone's favorite local Belgian bistro expands with a third location

· Jul 1, 2015 09:01 am

Taste of Belgium, the local Belgian bistro that specializes in great beers and Belgian food with an American twist, opened its third Greater Cincinnati location in the Rookwood Exchange (3825 Edwards Road) — beginning with breakfast today. “We are delighted to be a locally owned...

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...


U.S. Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide

· Jul 1, 2015 09:48 am

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 26 that same-sex marriage bans are unconstitutional, legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide

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. ...

Northside’s Rock N’ Roll Carnival Returns

· Jul 1, 2015 08:30 am

Northside not only hosts the city’s most unique Fourth of July parade; the neighborhood also has the most one-of-a-kind festival to celebrate America’s independence in the region.

Eats Recently Reviewed

· Jul 1, 2015 10:34 am

Get your grub on at these restaurants recently reviewed by CityBeat.

Shark Week 2015

· Jul 1, 2015 10:21 am

Discovery Channel’s 28th annual Shark Week begins Sunday, promising eight days of deep-sea programming (plus more sharktastic stuff to watch later in August). Here’s what to watch:

Thomas Mann: From ‘Project X’ to ‘The Dying Girl’

Review: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

· Jul 1, 2015 10:16 am

Weaned on ludicrous white-male teen fantasies like Risky Business and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (the whole John Hughes oeuvre, really), even as an adult I have to admit to a partiality toward movies in which the teen heroes live in a world gloriously beyond the attention of parents who bear more than a passing resemblance to police and other authority figures. ...

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