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The Cool Issue 2014

· Sep 17, 2014 09:02 am

John Hughes’ Breakfast Club Brat Pack had it all: a brain, a jock, an artist, a princess and a bad boy. And since we can’t ask fictional characters what motivates them to put pants on to leave the house once it drops below 60 degrees, we found our own Cincinnati Brat Pack.
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Your 2014 MidPoint Adventure Awaits

· Sep 10, 2014 03:32 pm

If you’re a music lover, there’s no better way to celebrate the first weekend of fall than with MPMF. ...

Historic Crossroads

A major highway project and powerful development interests look to reshape three long-neglected uptown neighborhoods

· Sep 17, 2014 08:17 am

Recent discussions about an ongoing $100 million highway project at the intersection of Avondale, Corryville and Walnut Hills have raised questions about ways development might help address the neighborhoods' recent struggles — and whether it will at all.
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This Woman’s Worth

· Sep 16, 2014 03:02 pm

The mounting evidence of the NFL’s epidemic scourge of employing women and children batterers as highly paid professional football players has been a perfect storm resulting in my decision to boycott professional football. ...

Unwanted Free Music Infuriates

U2 earns hatred with gift LP, R.I.P. song fade outs and the NFL screws up again

· Sep 17, 2014 10:18 am

U2's free album deemed worse thing to ever happen to music and computers, Slate examines the fading out of song "fade outs" and the Tennessee Titans get fans pumped up with an incredibly inappropriate pre-game playlist selection.
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Elephant Walk Injera and Curry House (Review)

New Clifton Heights restaurant serves up Ethiopian and Indian dishes in one location

· Sep 17, 2014 01:57 pm

One of the newest additions to U Square @ the Loop, the multi-use shopping/dining/housing/parking development, is Elephant Walk Injera and Curry House. ...

Son of a Gun

· Sep 17, 2014 01:12 pm

Last week’s Sons of Anarchy (10 p.m. Tuesdays, FX) final season premiere broke network records with more than 9 million viewers tuning in to the first broadcast. And it makes sense — Sons does have its draws. ...

Caged Heat

Born Cages successfully integrate Rock and Electronica in a band short on history and long on ambition

· Sep 17, 2014 02:21 pm

The question that’s on a lot of minds — particularly that of Born Cages guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Vlad Holiday — is, “Why can’t Rock and Electronica co-exist in a single entity?”
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Walk the Moon Gears Up for New Album Release

Plus, local happenings

· Sep 17, 2014 02:28 pm

The reigning Cincinnati Entertainment Award winner of Artist of the Year honors, Alt Pop quartet Walk the Moon, is finally set to release its second album for RCA Records. ...

 
 

Morning News and Stuff

Cranley's State of the City address hits and misses; 3CDC ramping up; House votes to audit the Federal Reserve

· Sep 19, 2014 10:18 am

Hello all. I'm gearing up to push a beer barrel around Fountain Square at this year's Oktoberfest kick off as part of Team City Beat, so I'll be brief in this end-of-week news rundown.Mayor John Cranley last night delivered his first State of the City address. In it, he called 2014 a banner year...

WATCH: The Yugos Perform “Follow You”

Before opening MidPoint Friday next week, local Indie rockers reveal a live video of their recent single

· Sep 19, 2014 09:13 am

On their most recent tour, excellent Northern Kentucky Indie Rock band The Yugos stopped by Toledo, Ohio’s SixtyTen Recording Studio to record its latest single, “Follow You,” as part of the facility’s “SixtyTen Sessions” video series.The studio version of the single, released earlier...

Stage Door: Riverside, Reefer and Sondheim

· Sep 19, 2014 08:05 am

There are several good productions onstage around town — check out CityBeat coverage of Hands on a Hardbody (a musical at ETC), The Great Gatsby (a classic American novel adapted for the stage at Cincy Shakes), Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide...

From The Copy Desk

In case you need a dictionary for the Sept. 17 issue of CityBeat

· Sep 18, 2014 03:23 pm

Hey, readers. We’ve got some catching up to do.    As CityBeat’s new Web & Copy Editor, I’ll be taking over our weekly vocab blog, in which I’ll point out, define (and sometimes snicker at) the high-minded choice of words by some of our writers.  These are...

WNKU Supports Local Music, Local Music Supports WNKU

Cincinnati area musicians team up for Northern Kentucky public radio station’s fall fund drive

· Sep 18, 2014 11:48 am

While commercial radio throws a bone here and there to homegrown musicians in Greater Cincinnati via specialty shows or segments, public radio station WNKU (89.7 FM; wnku.org) frequently adds songs from local artists to its regular-rotation playlist. And it has for years. The station also covers...

Morning News and Stuff

Streetcar funding plans; P&G's NFL PR prob; who owns the Occupy Twitter account?

· Sep 18, 2014 09:54 am

Morning all! Let's jump right into the news.Members of Cincinnati City Council have some preliminary good things to say about the Haile Foundation’s recent proposal for funding streetcar operating costs. Meanwhile, Mayor John Cranley has said he’s working on a plan of his own, and you can...

The State of Cincinnati Hip Hop is Strong

Check new videos from Buggs Tha Rocka, Those Guys, Trademark Aaron and Sleep

· Sep 18, 2014 09:26 am

Tonight, Cincinnati mayor John Cranley will be giving his “State of the City” speech. For a snapshot of the state of the city’s Hip Hop scene, take a look at the following recent music videos. Judging by these tracks and visuals, I’d say the state of Cincinnati Hip Hop is strong. ...

City Council Passes Ordinances to Fight Sex Trafficking

New rules increase fines for certain sex trafficking offenses, use funds to combat exploitation

· Sep 17, 2014 03:44 pm

Cincinnati City Council today unanimously passed two ordinances to address Cincinnati’s growing sex trafficking problem. The ordinances were sponsored by Councilwoman Yvette Simpson. One increases civil fines for using motor vehicles in solicitation or prostitution from $500 to $1,000 for a...

 

Historic Crossroads

A major highway project and powerful development interests look to reshape three long-neglected uptown neighborhoods

· Sep 17, 2014 08:17 am

Recent discussions about an ongoing $100 million highway project at the intersection of Avondale, Corryville and Walnut Hills have raised questions about ways development might help address the neighborhoods' recent struggles — and whether it will at all.
...

This Woman’s Worth

· Sep 16, 2014 03:02 pm

The mounting evidence of the NFL’s epidemic scourge of employing women and children batterers as highly paid professional football players has been a perfect storm resulting in my decision to boycott professional football. ...

When Photography Was New

· Sep 10, 2014 10:46 am

The buildings in these photographs seem outside of time, existing in a private universe where shadows exist only to point up architectural features. ...

Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club (Critic's Pick)

The play’s afoot: Sherlock is still kicking at the Playhouse

· Sep 15, 2014 08:48 am

I believe Hatcher’s script and the Playhouse’s production will satisfy fans of Holmes, but a much broader audience will appreciate the show’s theatrical production. ...

Caged Heat

Born Cages successfully integrate Rock and Electronica in a band short on history and long on ambition

· Sep 17, 2014 02:21 pm

The question that’s on a lot of minds — particularly that of Born Cages guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Vlad Holiday — is, “Why can’t Rock and Electronica co-exist in a single entity?”
...

Son of a Gun

· Sep 17, 2014 01:12 pm

Last week’s Sons of Anarchy (10 p.m. Tuesdays, FX) final season premiere broke network records with more than 9 million viewers tuning in to the first broadcast. And it makes sense — Sons does have its draws. ...



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