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Cover Story: Cleaning Up

Matt Ryan tries to help others and work himself out of a job

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Matt Ryan thinks janitors are cool. Most of us don't think about the people who clean our offices and classrooms. Often called "America's invisible workforce" because they typically perform t  

Cover Story: The Beer Is Back in Town

Greg Hardman promotes Moerlein, Hudy, music and his adopted hometown

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2007
I'm meeting Greg Hardman at Kaldi's, and as I walk along Main Street I see Christian Moerlein umbrellas and cups everywhere. They're obviously a big supporter of Second Sunday on Main, which is  

Cover Story: Can't Knock Her Hustle

Local poet Jennie Wright is busy but keeps her commitments working together

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2007
When a woman says she's a single mother, it's not inconceivable that she has more than one job. But Jennie Wright's schedule makes one recall that In Living Color sketch about the job-juggling   

Cover Story: Mending the City's Bones

Steven Bloomfield and Ken Schon enjoy bringing back Cincinnati's industrial buildings

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Older cities like Cincinnati are blessed with "good bones" -- the still-standing but often-vacant factories and warehouses that attest to a proud, powerful, endlessly fascinating industrial past  

Cover Story: The Thinker

Odili Donald Odita plans to turn the CAC lobby into a conversation about art

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2007
On Oct. 11, artist Odili Donald Odita will begin his transformation of the Contemporary Arts Center's lobby. Odita's installation, Flow, will remain in the space until April 2008, but perhaps th  

Cover Story: Bodies in View

Wendy Seifert tackles a revealing photography project as an AIDS fund-raiser

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Rear-end, booty, behind, caboose, hiney, butt, buns. Whatever term you prefer, they're on display for "Body in View," a cheeky (pardon the pun) forthcoming calendar for a good cause. AIDS Volu  

Cover Story: Add It Up

Mute Math capitalize on their summer 'buzz band' breakthrough

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2007
From the very first days when Mute Math was coming together as a band, founding members Paul Meany and Darren King didn't put limits on the kind of music the group would create. The approached yi  

Cover Story: Off to a Running Start

Trevor Grubbs and Feralmade Gallery bring new energy to Northside

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2007
He claims a "less-is-more" approach to making art, but it doesn't seem to translate into running a gallery for Trevor Grubbs. More is more at Feralmade Gallery, where the directors are serious  

Cover Story: More Cool People

Get to know these people this fall, and you'll be cool too

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Kevin Brunck Kevin Brunck is in charge of the creepy clowns, satanic swashbucklers and disturbingly sexy vampires that populate Kings Islands Halloween Haunt, which opens Sept. 28 and r  

Cover Story: Jail Break

More than crime and punishment are on the line in Hamilton County jail referendum

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 12, 2007
It's rare to find a local issue so volatile that it not only pits Republicans against Republicans and Democrats against Democrats but also forges an unusual alliance between conservative and lib  

Cover Story: Home Is Where the Hurt Is

Domestic violence has unexpected victims

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 5, 2007
The image of a short, squat woman throwing firewood at a tall, wiry man sounds more like a comedy sketch than a case of domestic violence. But what if she regularly hits and kicks him, and everyo  

Cover Story: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Getting educated and active

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 5, 2007
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the YWCA is offering a variety of cost-free programs open to anyone interested: · Oct. 2 7:30 a.m. -- Coordinating Council Discussion led by   

Cover Story: State of the Arts: New Directors New Direction

Roundtable discussion with Cincinnati Art Museum's Aaron Betsky, Taft Museum's Eric Lee and CAC's Raphaela Platow

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 29, 2007
During the past year, the three major Cincinnati arts institutions have appointed new directors: Eric Lee at the Taft Museum of Art, Aaron Betsky at the Cincinnati Art Museum and Raphaela Platow  

Cover Story: State of the Arts: The Influentials

Twenty arts-centric people who make (or can make) Cincinnati a more interesting place to live

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Lists are frustratingly subjective endeavors that yield as many guffaws as nods of recognition. It's even worse when compiling a list of people responsible for the state of Cincinnati's arts sc  

Cover Story: State of the Arts: How the Arts Saved Cincinnati

And how we learned to love our new arts facilities

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 29, 2007
EDITOR'S NOTE: A few weeks ago I came across a strange locked box in the basement of our building downtown where we keep back issues and old files. It was labeled "CityBeat 25th Anniversary Tim