America is the type of place where people don’t read. It’s also where few people question the logic behind
heeding the stone-calendar-based prophetic warnings of an ancient people
whose neighbors thought the Spanish invaders on horseback were gods and
not human beings.
Peruse the club listings and ads on
Facebook and in the pages of your favorite altweekly and you’ll notice
that dance clubs have taken to
the apocalyptic theme particularly strongly. If you attend such a
shindig, the last music you will ever hear will be some other dude or
In 2004, while most Democrats around me
reeled from the defeat of John Kerry, I had other post-election
problems: Gay marriage and same-sex
civil unions had been officially banned in Ohio. I was devastated. I was 14 back then. If I had been 14 in 2013, it’s
increasingly looking like my story of that age would have been very
It’s a timeworn story: creative type grows up in a small
town and feels compelled to leave for the big city. But instead of the usual ending
for local designer/businessman Floyd Johnson has instead created his own avenues
for creative success right in his hometown.
“We’re The Afghan Whigs from Cincinnati, O-hi-o,”
frontman Greg Dulli relayed to a raucous crowd early in his band’s Aug. 4
show at The Metro in Chicago, one of many sold-out stops on the Whigs’
current reunion tour.
I can’t remember exactly the first time I heard The Afghan Whigs. I knew
of them right after high school by seeing their names on fliers for
shows at bars I wasn’t old enough to get into. But once I finally got my
hands on the band’s debut for SubPop, Up In It, in 1990, I was hooked.
Any brewer worth his or her noble hops will tell you the
world of beer is rich with variety and complexity,
worthy of thoughtful pairings to both complement and elevate delicious
cuisine. And for beer fans, Cincinnati couldn’t be a more perfect venue
for exploring those pairings.
Cincinnati is home to multiple successful and
award-winning open-to-the-public urban wineries: Henke Winery, Meier’s
Wine Cellars, Vinoklet Winery and Woodstone Creek. Take a weekend to explore our local wine scene, and make the urban
wine trail trek from Meier’s Wine Cellars in Silverton all the way to
Vinoklet Winery in Colerain.
By the end of November 2011, Cincinnati Public Schools
(CPS) knew it would soon have bigger financial problems. The school
district had just lost the battle for Issue 32, a permanent levy that
would have raised $49.5 million for CPS every year.
Security and public policy risks, along with research suggesting that private prisons don't save taxpayer money, paint a grim picture of Ohio’s public and budget health as the state moves to monetize prison inmates.
Talk shows used to be about talk.
Conversation was cultivated, not cut off. Ted Clark is here to reverse that trend with Ted Clark After Dark,
a local talk show that could — and often does — go anywhere at any