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Cover Story: Working in Hell

A small shop in Northside turns out unique metalwork in an often sweltering atmosphere

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2008
The guys at City Iron are embarrassed that it's such a nice day when a reporter and photographer show up to talk about how freakin' hot it gets there during the summer. The thermometer reads 67  

Cover Story: Just 'Cuz She Dances Go-Go...

Considering strippers and strip clubs

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2008
It's not that I love strippers. I mean, I don't even know any well enough to quantify how I feel about them. But I actually think they're pretty fun in a no-holds-barred, I'm-taking-my-cloth  

Cover Story: Hot Supersize Picks

Staff Picks

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Hot Opening: Oceanaire Seafood Room Downtown dining continues to evolve with the grand opening of the Oceanaire Seafood Room June 2 at the corner of Sixth and Walnut streets. The restauran  

Cover Story: Long Gone and Back Again

After a 27-year hiatus, the area's best 'worst' band reunites

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2008
It's been 30 years since Mole's Records owner Jess Hirbe and producer Daryl "Doc" Kalmus unleashed the primal Garageabilly sounds of The Customs on an unsuspecting Cincinnati populace through   

Cover Story: Books Revel in Cincinnati History

Arcadia Publishing churns out popular titles on local culture and neighborhoods

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Oddly, the best publisher of books about Cincinnati has its main business office in suburban Charleston, S.C., and its chief "local" editor in Chicago. But this isn't the only unusual thing abo  

Cover Story: A Key Spot for Summer

Covington bar and grill keeps local ownership group's winning streak alive

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2008
When you close your eyes and envision a "bar and grill," odds are you imagine a menu that pairs everything with ketchup, a place where all the food tastes exactly the same. You might expect the   

Cover Story: To Catch a Thief

Getting inside the criminal mind

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2008
My old apartment on Liberty Hill was a wreck when I returned home. Of course, I was a bachelor then and it always was wrecked, so at first I didn't notice that anything was out of sorts. Where d  

Cover Story: Artistic Awareness

Twenty-one artists contemplate the actual cost of war

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Local photographer Gordon Baer and 21 contributing artists explore the conflicting emotional states that arise in all wars and consider how wars throughout all generations have invariably generate  

Cover Story: Ready, Set, Fringe

Fifth annual Cincy Fringe Festival will expand your horizons

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 21, 2008
See also Visual Fringe Preview See also Film Fringe Preview Perhaps it's the nature of "fringe theater" that, as the Cincy Fringe Festival is about to launch its fifth annual celebration (M  

Cover Story: Going With the Gut

New direction, new venue, mural project breathe life into Visual Fringe

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Visual Fringe is revving up for an improved and exciting 2008 after what organizers acknowledge was an off year. The hope is that this year will develop a visual arts audience for the Cincy Frin  

Cover Story: Unusual Visions

Film grabs the spotlight in Fringe Festival's growing arts arsenal

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Just about anyone can make a "film" these days. Digital cameras, computer-based editing, enhanced sound equipment, reduced costs and other less obvious factors have resulted in a landslide of f  

Cover Story: Spreading the Word

InkTank remains committed to its mission despite challenges

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 14, 2008
InkTank is still kicking. Following months of speculation and internal wrangling, the nonprofit literacy center announced in late April that it was moving from a small staff of paid employees to   

Cover Story: 2008 Women's Issue: See Jane Run

Women and politics, and why it makes a difference that we're involved

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 7, 2008
During a conversation about birth control and abortion, a female Republican friend once told me: "If men had babies, you could have an abortion by drinking tap water." That might be an exagge  

Cover Story: The Clinton Campaign Legacy

Local women discuss the Clinton effect and how women win in politics

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 7, 2008
It's happened in Israel, India, Ireland and England. It's even happened in Liberia, the Philippines, Indonesia and Chile. But in the United States, a country where women make up a majority of t  

Cover Story: Riding the Wave of Change

Wulsin says her profession and her gender have informed her candidacy

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 7, 2008
I knew Democratic congressional candidate Victoria Wulsin was a woman of many talents, so I didn't bat an eyelash when she drew a picture during our interview. On a scrap of paper in her Anderson