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Come With Me, My Congregation

Thirteen years after breaking up, The Afghan Whigs make a triumphant return

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 17, 2012
 “We’re The Afghan Whigs from Cincinnati, O-hi-o,” frontman Greg Dulli relayed to a raucous crowd early in his band’s Aug. 4 show at The Metro in Chicago, one of many sold-out stops on the Whigs’ current reunion tour.   

My Dark Passenger

How The Afghan Whigs soundtracked my twenties and have stuck with me ever since

2 Comments · Wednesday, October 17, 2012
I can’t remember exactly the first time I heard The Afghan Whigs. I knew of them right after high school by seeing their names on fliers for shows at bars I wasn’t old enough to get into. But once I finally got my hands on the band’s debut for SubPop, Up In It, in 1990, I was hooked.   

The Science of Food + Alcohol Pairings

Do certain taste combinations really elevate the dining experience?

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Is there actual science behind why certain foods taste better with certain beverages? It turns out there is, and some of our local food professionals know exactly why.
 
  

Relish: The Food + Drink Issue

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Come with us on a journey through Cincinnati’s food and drink scene, interactively enjoying all the larder and libations the Queen City has to offer.  

Cooking Powers, Activate!

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Pots, pans and spatulas don’t have to be foreign objects. Make them your new main squeeze with these cooking classes.
  

A Better Brew

Three restaurants passionate about beer and cuisine

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Any brewer worth his or her noble hops will tell you the world of beer is  rich with variety and complexity, worthy of thoughtful pairings to both complement and elevate delicious cuisine. And for beer fans, Cincinnati couldn’t be a more perfect venue for exploring those pairings.  

Decadent Destinations

Cincinnati's urban wineries carry on a storied history of local spirit production

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Cincinnati is home to multiple successful and award-winning open-to-the-public urban wineries: Henke Winery, Meier’s Wine Cellars, Vinoklet Winery and Woodstone Creek. Take a weekend to explore our local wine scene, and make the urban wine trail trek from Meier’s Wine Cellars in Silverton all the way to Vinoklet Winery in Colerain.
  

Battered But Not Broken

After a decade of budget cuts, CPS looks to Issue 42 for stability

3 Comments · Wednesday, October 3, 2012
By the end of November 2011, Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) knew it would soon have bigger financial problems. The school district had just lost the battle for Issue 32, a permanent levy that would have raised $49.5 million for CPS every year.
  

Liberty for Sale

Should Ohio inmates be commodities in a for-profit venture?

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Security and public policy risks, along with research suggesting that private prisons don't save taxpayer money, paint a grim picture of Ohio’s public and budget health as the state moves to monetize prison inmates.  

Talking to Strangers

Ted Clark's live talk show is a subversion and celebration of the art form

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Talk shows used to be about talk. Conversation was cultivated, not cut off. Ted Clark is here to reverse that trend with Ted Clark After Dark, a local talk show that could — and often does — go anywhere at any time.  

Surrounded by Skyscrapers

Western & Southern wants its neighborhood back from the nonprofit that was there first

6 Comments · Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The Anna Louise Inn has been helping women in the Lytle Park neighborhood since 1909. Western & Southern thinks that’s long enough.   

What's Worth $1,000,000,000,000?

Ohio's fracking industry isn't, but some stuff is

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Ohio has a lot of oil and natural gas resources accessible by fracking, but are they worth $1 trillion? Gov. John Kasich seems to think so. Kasich has touted the number to media outlets to support hydraulic fracturing — or “fracking” — in Ohio.   

What's Next for the Charter Committee?

Cincinnati's de-facto third party fights to preserve a historical mission

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 1, 2012
It’s something purely Cincinnati with a long-standing place in local political history, and many Cincinnatians aren’t even aware of it.
  

Encore! Encore!

Looking back on another top-notch Cincinnati theater season

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 25, 2012
If you want to know the “best” shows in New York City, you need only check which Broadway productions are nominated annually for Tony Awards. In fact, the Big Apple has tons of awards to recognize and honor theatrical work. Not so in Cincinnati.  

Clean Exchange

Local advocates have a needle exchange program ready to treat a recognized epidemic. Will authorities give it their blessing?

1 Comment · Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Two local advocates are in the process of securing private funding to operate a syringe exchange program called the Cincinnati Exchange Project. But even though the program is approved, it still faces one major stumbling block — Ohio’s laws regarding drug paraphernalia possession.