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Cover Story: D.I.Y. Locals Only

Best local band of 2006? You work it out ... we're tired

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 27, 2006
"Our sound is kind of _______(1)________ and very _______(2)_________," says ____(3)________ Smith, lead singer for The _______(4)________. "It's different from anything you'll hear in Cincin  

Cover Story: Absolutely Yeah Yeah Yeah

Fall Out Boy

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 27, 2006
New releases have slowed down now that the holidays are upon us, but a couple of "special edition" re-releases have me tickling Santa's tummy under the mistletoe and licking egg nog off the ol  

Cover Story: Boom Town

The arts exploded all over in 2006

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 27, 2006
What a year in the arts! It started with more funding from the city of Cincinnati, various Tristate counties, the state of Ohio and the commonwealth of Kentucky. And, of course, the National End  

Cover Story: A Golden Buzz

Dancers move, pose and swim their way through Busby Berkeley's best

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 27, 2006
The holidays are often associated with depression, but whatever was ailing audiences likely was cured upon seeing Cincinnati Ballet's sold-out, three-day performance extravaganza Dec. 8-10 at U.  

Cover Story: Tasty Treats

Independent restaurants, many from out of town, led a dining renaissance in Greater Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Who says you can't always get what you want? Well, Mick Jagger for one, but that's beside the point. This year we certainly did get everything we wished for in Cincinnati dining. One of the mo  

Cover Story: An Arc for the Ages

Local filmmaker stunned Hollywood with a powerful triptych

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 27, 2006
There isn't a single Oscar prognosticator who could have foretold the arrival of this year's surprise event, because it was an occurrence unlike anything the business had seen before. We've h  

Cover Story: Happy Just to Be Nominated

The Oscars finally get it right

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 27, 2006
The Oscars are a double-edged sword for film buffs. The Academy Awards ceremony itself is a glorious spectacle, a train wreck of self-importance and artifice, the ultimate guilty pleasure. It's  

Cover Story: The Year in Film and Music: Real Life vs. Reel Life

Movies this year told the 'truth' ... and history was made

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 20, 2006
"The truth," a character quips in Oscar Wilde's timeless comedy of manners The Importance of Being Earnest, "is rarely pure and never simple." That the speaker is a liar and the character sp  

Cover Story: The Year in Film and Music: Listopia 2006

CityBeat writers and Cincinnati music scene players pick their faves of 2006

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Top Five Posthumous Releases of '06 By Singer/Songwriter David Wolfenberger (bluejordan.com/david) Bob Dylan: Modern Times In case we'd forgotten just how old Zimmy was, he put out this   

Cover Story: The Year in Film and Music: Head Games

Conventional film narrative is being trumped by more complex story lines

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Robert McKee, the screenwriting lecturer and author of Story, believes that three distinct styles of movie narrative occupy a pyramid of importance: classical design, minimalism and anti-structur  

Cover Story: The Year in Film and Music: The Long Goodbye

Robert Altman leaves behind a singular body of work

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 20, 2006
From United 93 to Borat, the illusion of authenticity has been at the forefront of this year's best movies. In an era of reality TV, behind-the-scenes documentaries and pervasive Internet access  

Cover Story: Remaking County Government

Portune and Pepper have big plans for change

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 13, 2006
have big plans for change Faced with a shrinking population and tax base, an ever-tightening budget and an aging housing stock, most people probably would be glad not to have responsibility for   

Cover Story: Designs on Art

CAC mixes the past, present and future of Cincinnati design in a new exhibition, Graphic Content

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 6, 2006
The timing couldn't be better. The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) opens an exhibition Friday that is determined to bring some oomph -- and some people -- back to the adrift arts hub. Graphic   

Cover Story: Holiday Issue 06 - Giving, receiving, dealing

Catering to Job Skills: Over-the-Rhine organizations serve meals along with life lessons

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Even though socializing tends to be the primary focus, good food makes a get-together better. Sharing the names of favorite caterers is as much a holiday tradition as eggnog, but some of the best  

Cover Story: Winter Wine Guide

Make the Holidays Sparkle

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Want to bring something for those nice folks hosting the neighborhood holiday gathering? Well, they don't want a poinsettia. Give them something they'll really enjoy: sparkling wine. Nothing's