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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.  

Second In Line

Cincinnati’s well-known executive chefs are rightly touted for their culinary visions. But it’s the men and women just underneath them who enact their concepts every day.

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
It’s long overdue that we see the faces and learn the names of some of the exceedingly talented people working in the kitchens of some of Cincinnati’s best local restaurants and hear, in their words, some of the best and worst things about their jobs.  

Puppet Masters

Local puppeteers continue a centuries-old storytelling tradition

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Puppetry has been part of Cincinnati’s local pop culture dating back to the 1960s, when Larry Smith paved the way with a kids show on WXIX featuring puppets named Hattie the Witch and Snarfie the Dog.   

Feeling the Flow

The man behind WAIF's Trash Flow Radio is a law professor with a long history of championing freeform radio

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Ken Katkin has built several careers out of his love for adventurous music and freeform radio.  

The Art of Ink

Cincinnati tattooists demonstrate the many facets of an evolving industry

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The industry is not only booming, local tattooists say, but also perhaps currently witnessing an aesthetic renaissance.  
  

Midwest Movie Town

Cincinnati’s film industry is growing behind state tax incentives and a unique blend of resources

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 28, 2015
When Clooney came to town in 2011 to star in and direct the political thriller The Ides of March, the chatter and headlines told the story of a city poised to become a dazzling Midwest movie town.