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Best New Bands 2014

A look at some of Greater Cincinnati’s top artists to watch in 2014

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Local music has been a priority at CityBeat ever since the paper was founded almost 20 years ago. And a huge part of that focus has been on new artists, the lifeblood of any strong music scene. Judging by the new artists who grabbed our attention in 2013, the future of the Greater Cincinnati music scene is in very good hands.  

Good Hair Day

Beauty stylists primp for another "Art of" blockbuster

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Is The Art of Hair a quiet beauty compared with the hungry beast that is the Carnegie Center’s highly anticipated annual show The Art of Food? Nope. It’s a monster, too.   

Here Comes 'The Book of Mormon'

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 31, 2013
It’s time for Cincinnatians to fasten their seatbelts, since this entertaining but overtly offensive Broadway musical The Book of Mormon opens next week at the Aronoff Center in downtown Cincinnati.   

The Book of Eli's

A man, a plan and a $5 sandwich

2 Comments · Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Back in early 2011, there was a guy making pulled-pork barbecue sandwiches on Fountain Square in the worst weather ever. During the coldest, wettest spring in memory, followed by the hottest, driest, most unbearable summer, this curly-haired, fair-skinned, fully sunburned guy stood over a blazing flattop grill, heating up scoops of hickory-smoked pork shoulder, cutting up the big chunks with a pizza slicing wheel.   

Warm Winter Reading

Stay cozy this winter with compelling literary work from Cincinnati and beyond

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
It's super cold outside and all your favorite HBO shows are ending their seasons. Don't worry — people used to entertain themselves in other ways, like reading great books.
  

Sisters in Striptease

From silly to sexy, the women of Cin City Burlesque entertain in a truly unique fasion

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 26, 2013
The art of the peel. The striptease. The shimmy-and-shake. Whatever you want to call it, burlesque has played a role in American culture since the late 19th century.    

Cincinnati's Brewing Renaissance

Local craft breweries aim to reclaim the Queen City's title as King of Beers

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Whether you’re interested in checking out the breweries, sampling their eclectic beers or filling up your growler and heading for home, these local breweries promise to make the future of Cincinnati brewing just as respected as its storied past.  

Disturbing the Peace

A metaphysical feud is causing tension between two very different stewards of Serpent Mound

3 Comments · Wednesday, November 6, 2013
The Serpent’s great debate continues as it challenges a colorful group of experts that include archeologists, geologists, anthropologists, astrologists, paleontologists, fringe scientists, and “archaeoastronomists.” And the quest to answer the Serpent Mound mystery has sparked a present day stand-off between Native Americans and “New Agers.”   

Building Bridges

Shared art spaces enhance community and opportunity for local creative professionals

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 16, 2013
While co-working sites are the newest trend for freelance office-goers looking for cubicle-free workspaces with shareable materials, it’s nothing new for the visual artist. Community has connected with art since the coliseum was erected in Ancient Rome for public events, or since the term “community art” was birthed in the 1960s to mirror the era’s social change.   

Project Censored

Annual media watchdog list critiques coverage of whistleblowers and wealth gaps — and the notion of journalistic objectivity

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Unable to tell the story of a trend and unable to talk about rising inequality for fear of appearing partisan, reporters often fail to connect the dots for their readers.  

Surrender Imminent?

2 Comments · Wednesday, September 4, 2013
The war on drugs is straining Ohio's criminal justice system and has failed to reduce drug use for decades. Experts say decriminalization and legalization could be part of the solution.
  

Covering Home

Chris Welsh’s unforeseen journey from St. X to the Reds broadcast booth

2 Comments · Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Ironically, Welsh is now part of a rich Reds broadcasting tradition that includes his dad’s favorite announcer, Waite Hoyt — yet another surreal turn in a baseball career that continues to defy expectations.  

The Answers Issue

Our reporting staff cracks some of Cincinnati's most head-scratching mysteries

4 Comments · Wednesday, August 14, 2013
We rummaged high and low to bring you all the information we could squeeze onto six pages. Inside, you’ll find the results of our investigations. Hopefully you’ll learn a thing or two, or at the very least come away with a greater appreciation for the movie Airborne.
  

A League of Their Own

The Delhi Skirt Game’s uniquely flamboyant, 36-year tradition of helping community members in need

2 Comments · Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Instead of bake sales or car washes, the close-knit community of Delhi has developed its own unique, colorful brand of philanthropy, arisen from what was originally just an informal weekly Sunday pick-up softball game among bar buddies.  

Poor Priorities

City Hall continues underfunding human services despite historical goals and pressing needs

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Since 2004, the city has failed to meet its own goals for human services funding, leaving some agencies behind.