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Mayhem Mansion

13966 Decoursey Pike, Morning View

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Take one huge old house, drop it into a secluded location and fill it with aggressive ghouls and creatures, and you’ll have Mayhem Mansion. It’s entered through a shuttered second story window and immediately plunges hauntgoers into stygian darkness.  

Mount Healthy Haunted Hall

7700 Seward Ave., Mount Healthy

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 21, 2008
The best scare for the buck, the Mount Healthy Haunted Hall delivers on scares despite its lower-than-many price tag. Run by a group of Boy Scouts, it’s more Blair Witch Project than some goodie two-shoes happy haunted house to raise a few bucks for a less scarier camping trip or service project.  

St. Rita’s Haunted House

1720 Glendale Milford Road, Evendale

2 Comments · Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Situated on a hilltop overlooking St. Rita’s School for the Deaf, this Cincinnati favorite is in its 33rd year and continues to provide an excellent evening of fright. Once you enter the house you’re transported into all the classic scary movies.  

SandyLand Acres

4172 Belleview Road, Petersberg

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 21, 2008
A haunted hayride just scary enough for adults but probably not too scary for older kids, the SandyLand Acres hayride (and corn maze, though I didn’t go through that) is a fun family-run ride on the back of a tractor through fields and forest on a rural farm.  

Springboro Haunted Hayride & Black Bog

6070 Springboro Road, Springboro

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Now in its 19th year, this perennial Halloween fave might be the only in the Tristate to warrant its own county directional sign — and with good reason. Split into two distinct attractions, it’s worth the countryside trek.  

USS Nightmare

101 Riverboat Row, Newport

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Being the only haunted house that floats has its advantages. The USS Nightmare is a B&B Riverboat that’s docked just below Newport on the Levee and takes on a decidedly waterborne theme.  

Get Scared

Halloween Event Listings

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 21, 2008
The best Halloween pub parties, masquerade balls, and family events in the entire city. Get scared with your friends, your kids, your relatives, and complete strangers... and have fun doing it.  

Cover Story: Fall Arts Calendar

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Art Galleries & Exhibits AISLE GALLERY 424 Findlay St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-241-3404 TBA (Check weekly CityBeat listings for exhibits) AQUARIUS STAR 1218 Sycamore St., Over-the-Rhine,   

Cover Story: As American As Apple Pie

New documentary film investigates the often hypocritical issue of steroids to get bigger, stronger and faster

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Americans are obsessed with being the biggest and the best. From business to war to sports, we have a long-running compulsion with winning. It should then come as no surprise that American athle  

Cover Story: Opera Ahoy!

Climbing aboard Cincinnati Opera's production of Florencia en el Amazonas

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Among his many duties as artistic director of Cincinnati Opera, Evans Mirageas sends CDs of contemporary operas he considers "a stretch" to the board members advising him on programming. Like  

Cover Story: Head Over Heals

Alexandra Coku finds a contemporary opera she can love

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Although experience has taught her to be wary of contemporary opera, Alexandra Coku has fallen in love with Daniel Catan's Florencia en el Amazonas. She has the role of Florencia Grimaldi, the d  

Cover Story: The Shadow of Addiction

When families and friends of sex addicts suffer because of the addict's behavior

2 Comments · Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Like the long shadow of a person cast by the late-day sun, the darkness cast by the actions of a sex addict covers his or her family with suspicion and fear. The person who can't get enough sex   

Cover Story: The Girls Are Back in Town

After a tumultuous and tragic seven-year gap, The Fairmount Girls craft a career album with Forever

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Wandering through The Fairmount Girls' rehearsal space -- dubbed "Sprout House" because of the alfalfa sprout-growing landlord who occupies the building's first floor -- on the eve of the re  

Cover Story: Atlas Sung

CAC's Uncoordinated and American Idyll dissect globalization and popular culture in new ways

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 18, 2008
In Greek mythology, the titan Atlas held the universe on his shoulders. He was being punished. Middle-20th-century thinkers liked to claim that they -- the thinkers, the artists, the writers, the  

Cover Story: A New Direction

The CAC alters its approach under Raphaela Platow

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Even as the Contemporary Arts Center is celebrating the opening of two new thematic shows -- American Idyll: Contemporary Art and Karaoke and Uncoordinated: Mapping Cartography in Contemporary Ar