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Cover Story: Up From the Underground

Largely unknown in his adopted home town, Justin Green's accomplishments in cartooning and sign painting are put on display

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Print cartoons and commercial signage possess a number of interesting parallels. Both impart their information one stylized panel at a time with an economy of words and an almost invisible comp  

Cover Story: What's at Stake on Tuesday

Roundup of contested races on the Hamilton County ballot

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 27, 2008
When Cincinnati voters go to the polls Tuesday, theyll face a ballot of various races and issues at the local and federal levels. Topping the ballot, of course, are the Democratic and Republica  

Cover Story: The Guides for Art

Pilobolus offers modern movement for a modern world

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Commercial contemporary dance might sound like an oxymoron, but if any group has flirted with pop culture outside the dance world's traditional pathways it's Pilobolus. You might have noticed  

Cover Story: Of Human Bondage

The plantation might be gone, but slavery lives on in the U.S.

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Modern day slavery, also known as human trafficking, is alive and well. It happens in war-torn Africa, where 9-year-old kids carry semi-automatic weapons after their parents sell them into the m  

Cover Story: 'It Was Awesome!'

Join Eliza Rushmore, Kream Abdul Jabballs, Chocolate Drop, Ryder Strong and Anniething Goes for a stroll through CityBeat's second annual Love & Sex Survey

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Love and sex are our most private experiences, yet they're almost always shared with another person. Or several people, sometimes at once. But when it comes to admitting to these feelings or to  

Cover Story: 2007 Person of the Year: Making a Big Difference

Jason Riveiro speaks for the little guys in the war of words over immigration

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 30, 2008
He's the guy who beat "The Big Juan." It's hard to fathom in 21st century America that a multimillion-dollar corporation would base an advertising campaign on racial and ethnic stereotypes   

Cover Story: Fresh Voices, New Stories and New Approaches to Storytelling

Despite all its hype, Sundance remains the place to show your indie film

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 23, 2008
PARK CITY, UTAH -- It's cold. Really cold. As in single-digit, below-zero-after-wind-chill cold. As in my feet feel like blocks of ice within 10 minutes of landing in the snow-laden terrain her  

Cover Story: Die the Way You Live

Befriending death and planning for the inevitable

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 16, 2008
As with living well, dying well is a delicate balance between control and letting go -- the concrete realities and the transcendence that we can embrace. Death as a topic is fascinating and als  

Cover Story: Remember the Publico

As a small, independent art gallery closes, an ode to hard work, good ideas and a healthy dose of humility

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 9, 2008
I suppose that within the organizational chart of the art world Publico falls under the less-than-specific category of "alternative space." All that term really connotes is that Publico is n  

Cover Story: Coming Attractions

Can Greater Cincinnati afford to host a major film festival? Can it afford not to?

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 2, 2008
One look at the number of film festivals and series planned for Greater Cincinnati in 2008 and 2009, and you might think this is the big Midwestern city for serious appreciation of the cinematic  

Cover Story: Year in Review: Strange Change

Polls defied, voters mobilized, janitors victorious

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 26, 2007
What's old was new again in 2007 as Greater Cincinnati voters returned all of the same politicians to city council, kept debating what should be built along the city's riverfront and again rej  

Cover Story: The Year in Film & Music: Bowl Cuts, Dicks & Day-Lewis

'Best of' observations on the year in movies

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Best unabashedly wack studio release: Craig Brewer´s Black Snake Moan comes on like a scuzzy, Southern-fried Tennessee Williams melodrama and rarely lets up. Teetering on the edge of complet  

Cover Story: It's Sad and Beautiful World

Screw a list! My 2007 recollections cannot be contained by your silly number system!

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 19, 2007
The seventh year of the 21st century was the most fucked up year of my life. Fucked up in a good and bad way, if that makes sense. I felt my heart crumple and then soar. Peppered with little fantas  

Cover Story: Essential Home Viewing

'Best DVDs of the Year' lists are odd beasts

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 19, 2007
No critic/reviewer has the time and/or energy to watch every DVD that floats across his or her desk. It's an impossible task, save for those who can survive without sleep, food, bathing, fresh a  

Cover Story: The Killer(s) Inside

From cable TV to film, 2007's killers spread the sickness

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 19, 2007
In 1952, Jim Thompson made his name with The Killer Inside Me, a crime thriller about small-town Texas deputy Lou Ford. At 29, Ford lorded over the community with easygoing, good-old-boy charm wh