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Noah's Arc

From gigging with local bands to writing sessions in Nashville, Tenn., singer/songwriter Noah Smith is an artist on the rise

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
While Noah Smith has been playing music in and around Cincinnati for more than a decade, it is only recently that his talent as a singer and songwriter has gotten the attention it deserves.   

Leggy Pop

Punk/Pop trio Leggy might just be the next big local-to-national thing

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Leggy is hoping to hit the studio to record a full-length later in the year and will continue balancing the full-time job/touring regimen that occupied 2014.  

More Great Artists to Watch in 2015

JetLab, Harbour, Near Earth Objects and Kate Wakefield join CEA New Artist nominees at Best New Bands showcase

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
HarbourThe small town of Lebanon, Ohio, in Warren County just north of Cincinnati, is known for its quaintness and historical landmarks (like the 212-year-old Golden Lamb Inn). But someday soon   

The Giant GED Gap

Nearly 500,000 fewer Americans passed the GED in 2014 after a major overhaul to the test. Why? And who's left behind?

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
The test changes — which implemented the controversial Common Core standards and required the exam be taken online instead of on paper — have made passing the GED test more difficult than anyone can remember.  

Pileup at the Morgue

Time is running out for Hamilton County to upgrade its critically outdated morgue and crime lab

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Hamilton County commissioners have long agreed that something must be done about the cramped, 40-year-old morgue and crime lab — but there is little agreement on what, exactly, that something should be and how it will be funded. 

Leaving Our Mark

Ohio Historical Markers highlight Cincinnati’s past

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 3, 2014
To help commemorate the significant moments of our nearly 200-year history, throughout Cincinnati you can find brown double-sided aluminum plaques, each coated with gold lettering and its own unique body of text.  

Project Censored

Ocean acidification tops the annual list of important stories ignored by the mainstream media

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Whereas the mainstream media poke and peck at noteworthy events at single points in time, often devoid of historical context or analysis, Project Censored seeks to clarify understanding of real world issues and focus on what’s important.   

The Gift Guide

Presents for People You Know

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 19, 2014
With Black Friday quickly approaching (aka Nov. 28, if you’re the type to pretend to ignore capitalism and Walmart ads), the hive mind of America is focusing in on the holiest of all holiday celebrations: shopping.   

A Future in Focus

Cincinnati’s FotoFocus Biennial widens its scope as a top recurring photography event

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Just by adding the word “Biennial” to its official name for 2014, FotoFocus — which occurs this month in some 50 venues throughout Greater Cincinnati — is aiming to raise its importance and artistic significance.    

Stranger Than Fiction

Locally filmed reality show Rowhouse Showdown is a hot mess. But will it help Price Hill?

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Design teams on the competition-style reality TV show Rowhouse Showdown swooped into Cincinnati's East Price Hill neighborhood for months to renovate dilapidated homes. But bringing a long-neglected historical neighborhood back to life is more complicated than it may seem on TV.

Ten of Cincinnati's best outdoor public fountains

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 27, 2014
If you tell someone Cincinnati’s identity is connected to water, they’ll probably assume you’re talking about the Ohio River. Yes, there is that. But it’s also about the role of outdoor public fountains in the city's history and recent resurgence.

Hilarious Homecoming

Local comedians-gone-national return for next week's expanded Cincy Brew Ha-Ha

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Cincinnati might be known historically for its brewing tradition, but in recent years the city has offered the world a different type of export: comedians.    

Homegrown Heroes

Cincinnati natives Ken Griffey, Jr., Dave Parker and Ron Oester highlight this year’s Reds Hall of Fame class

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Dave Parker, Ron Oester and Ken Griffey, Jr. are Cincinnati natives who as kids watched some of the most important players in the franchise’s history. Eventually, they became those kind of players themselves.

Who’s Gonna Drive You Home?

Uber and Lyft make getting a ride easy, but the politics of ridesharing are complicated

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 29, 2014
It’s hard to imagine now, but there once were things you couldn’t do with an app on a smartphone. Until recently, one of those things was catch a ride in Cincinnati.   

America's Worst Politicians

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 23, 2014
King George III was “a Tyrant... unfit to be the ruler of a free people,” Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence just over 238 years ago. Tommy had it right.