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The Love List: Sirui Liu

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 6, 2013
 Currently in rehearsal for Romeo & Juliet, which opens on Valentine’s Day, Cincinnati Ballet Company corps member Sirui Liu spends most of her days — from about 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. — dancing.
  

The Love List: Chris Sutton

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Chris Sutton, owner and creative director of Noble Denim, didn’t go to school for fashion or business. In fact, he studied theology. But he always liked clothes and always liked working with his hands.  

Line of Fire

To some, the AR-15 is a symbol of American freedom. To others, it's a weapon of mass destruction.

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Black gunmetal strikes coarse against the skin. With its stout and angular design, the AR-15 semiautomatic rifle hangs light in the hands. Shadows catch along the sharp edges of the gun's frame.   

Back on the Ballot

Why the streetcar will be at the center of the 2013 mayoral race despite its progress

13 Comments · Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Facing new delays and political controversy, the streetcar is once again in the news — and, for better or worse, this year’s mayoral campaign will keep it there for much of the coming year.    

That New Band Smell

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 16, 2013
A music scene is only as good as its new artists. This Friday at Bogart’s in Corryville, the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards’ first New Music Showcase takes place, featuring CEA nominees Heavy Hinges, Public, The Natives, Ohio Knife, DAAP Girls and Jeremy Pinnell and the 55s.
  

Changing of the Guard

Jim Neil's unlikely road to Hamilton County sheriff signals a new day for the department

1 Comment · Thursday, January 3, 2013
Most Cincinnatians have only known two sheriffs during their lifetime, and for a majority — almost 30 years — that sheriff was Simon Leis. Leis retired as Hamilton County’s top cop in 2012 after 25 years. He’ll be succeeded by Democrat Jim Neil on Jan. 4 — the first time in more than 36 years that a Democrat has held the office.   

New Year's Eve Events

0 Comments · Thursday, December 27, 2012
With the multitude of wild and wacky end of the world parties that took place not so long ago around these parts, we at CityBeat had to search high and low for cool happenings that one-up any kind of lame, primal goat-sacrifice the Mayans would’ve held in honor of the arrival of the New Year.
  

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

CityBeat testimonials to lower your New Year's Eve expectations

0 Comments · Thursday, December 27, 2012
We at CityBeat have come to terms with the fact that expectations of just about any kind usually end up blighted. In honor of arming you for a story that, in all likelihood, won’t be nearly as glitzy as you may envision, we’ve gathered anecdotes from CityBeat staffers that make for a collection of nontraditional holiday testimonials that are sometimes lame, sometimes nerdy and, in general, pretty anticlimactic.   

Man With a Mission

University of Cincinnati running back Ralph David Abernathy IV has leadership in his blood

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 19, 2012
As it became obvious to everyone else that Abernathy was going to score, the ESPN play-by-play announcer excitedly spit out every single word of his name: “Ralph... David... Abernathy... the... fourth...”  

The History, Myths and Future of the Apocalypse

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 12, 2012
 For as long as humans have walked the Earth, they’ve been trying to figure out how we got here and predict how it will all end.  

Life Sucks Anyway

1 Comment · Wednesday, December 12, 2012
 America is the type of place where people don’t read. It’s also where few people question the logic behind heeding the stone-calendar-based prophetic warnings of an ancient people whose neighbors thought the Spanish invaders on horseback were gods and not human beings.    

The Final Countdown: An Apocalyptic Top 40

6 Comments · Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Peruse the club listings and ads on Facebook and in the pages of your favorite altweekly and you’ll notice that dance clubs have taken to the apocalyptic theme particularly strongly. If you attend such a shindig, the last music you will ever hear will be some other dude or dudette’s playlist.   

The Evolution of Equality

Are Ohioans ready to recognize my gay marriage?

4 Comments · Wednesday, November 28, 2012
In 2004, while most Democrats around me reeled from the defeat of John Kerry, I had other post-election problems: Gay marriage and same-sex civil unions had been officially banned in Ohio. I was devastated. I was 14 back then. If I had been 14 in 2013, it’s increasingly looking like my story of that age would have been very different.  

Floyd Johnson Against the World

DJ-turned-designer puts Ohio on the map

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 14, 2012
It’s a timeworn story: creative type grows up in a small town and feels compelled to leave for the big city. But instead of the usual ending for local designer/businessman Floyd Johnson has instead created his own avenues for creative success right in his hometown.     

Project Censored

The expanding police state tops the annual list of stories underreported by the mainstream media

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Project Censored has been documenting inadequate media coverage of crucial stories since it began in 1967.