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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.
  

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.