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Pitch Perfect

ArtWorks Big Pitch finalists highlight local independent businesses

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Earlier this spring, area arts organization ArtWorks invited local established artists, designers, makers and overall creative entrepreneurs to participate in its second-annual Big Pitch competition. 

Summer Opera Preview

Cincinnati Opera at 95: stepping forward, looking back

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Twenty years ago, I wrote a cover story about Cincinnati Opera’s 75th season and the pending hire of a new artistic director following a multi-year series of self-studies and community forums. Two decades and two artistic directors later, the company has stayed on track, achieving many of its goals and, in notable instances, exceeding them.    

Rising in the West

Cincinnati Landmark’s Incline Theater is a leap of faith

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Although Tim Perrino and Rodger Pille are schemers, failure is not on their radar. But creating a hit is definitely what they have in mind as they prepare to launch the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater — in fact, it seems they’ve had a lucky charm in their hip pockets for the past three years.

Lower Price Hill in Focus

Amy Scott’s documentary captures the communal character of Oyler

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 26, 2015
The Community Learning Center concept is galvanizing the national consciousness and has catapulted Cincinnati to the forefront of the conversation.  

2015 Cincinnati Fringe: Shouts from the Vanguard of American Theater

Events kick off Tuesday and the weirdness continues through June 6

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 20, 2015
As the Cincinnati Fringe Festival comes upon its 13th year — starting May 26 and running through June 6 — we thought it would be informative to hear from seven people who work behind the scenes to produce this annual two weeks of theater, creativity and fun.   

Robin Hood in Reverse

How universities force working-class students to pay thousands of dollars in hidden fees to athletic departments awash in red ink

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2015
An investigation of the eight largest public universities in Ohio in the Football Bowl Subdivision found that with one exception, college administrators and trustees impose hidden fees and invisible taxes on thousands of students who pay tens of millions of dollars in subsidies to keep money-losing athletic departments afloat.   

A Different College Ranking

Grading the top football powers by academic spending

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Examining the 2013 inflated-adjusted academic spending — including faculty salaries, departmental research and student services — for each full-time undergraduate student at the 22 public universities that finished in the top 25 of the AP’s final 2014-15 college football poll.    

Seeking Refuge

Refugees fleeing violence in other parts of the world work to build community in a troubled and isolated corner of Cincinnati

0 Comments · Friday, April 24, 2015
Refugees come to Cincinnati hoping to build a better life. What they find in Millvale is similar to the violence and poverty they left behind.

Naked & (Un)afraid

Who is this Harvey guy and why are people taking off their clothes for him?

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 22, 2015
There’s something to be said about a person who has gotten hundreds of strangers to pose nude in public for photos and yet doesn’t come off as creepy.   

Springing Ahead

The eclectic Constella Festival aims to change how people think about Classical music events

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 8, 2015
The Constella Festival rolls out its fourth season this week, marking not only a shift in timing, but also lessons learned from its previous three years, according to Artistic Director Tatiana Berman.   

Planning Ahead

UrbanCincy founder Randy Simes on Cincinnati's center city momentum and what we should do to keep it going

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 25, 2015
UrbanCincy has grown alongside Cincinnati's interest in all things urban, both fueling and benefiting from the region’s increasing fascination with these issues.  

10 New Project and Policy Concepts From UrbanCincy

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Urban Cincy founder Randy Simes offers 10 forward-thinking concepts to aid the region today and in the future.

Defying the Odds

Cincinnati overcame the midseason loss of Mick Cronin to earn a fifth consecutive NCAA tournament bid. Now Purdue and Kentucky stand in the way of the Sweet 16.

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2015
There was no telling which way the University of Cincinnati basketball program would lean after Mick Cronin announced a leave of absence from the team he has coached for the past nine years to deal with an unruptured brain aneurysm.   

Peak Performance

Fresh off a deep Big East Tournament run, Xavier seniors look to cement their legacies in the Big Dance

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2015
On Sunday evening, after the NCAA Selection Committee revealed the first three tournament regions with no sign of Xavier’s name, the Musketeers started to sweat.   

Regional Teams in the NCAA Tournament

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2015
NOTE: The first round of the NCAA Tournament is called the second round because of play-in games Tuesday and Wednesday. It’s weird but that's just how things are now.