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Welcome Back, Summer

CityBeat's 2012 Hot Issue summer guide

0 Comments · Friday, June 15, 2012
Every year spring turns to summer and CityBeat produces a summer guide previewing the season’s various entertainment and cultural offerings, but it’s not every summer that there’s so much to do in this town.
  

Summer Sticks in the Mud

Adventure races thrill, challenge weekend warriors

0 Comments · Thursday, June 14, 2012
For many folks, first-person video games offer all the thrills they need. But others crave the tactile realness of an actual obstacle course with knotted ropes to climb, mud pits to crawl through and walls to be surmounted. The typical ingredients of adventure races include a military-style course, a river of mud and whatever torture tests a perverse mind can conjure. Throw in a small legion of weekend warriors and you’ve got yourself a fresh baked adventure — or a hot mess, depending on your point of view.  

Hot 100 Days

Things to do every day this summer

0 Comments · Thursday, June 14, 2012
We heard you were looking for suggestions for things to do every day through Labor Day. No problem!
  

It's Very Fringy in Here … Hello? Hello?

CityBeat's hub for Cincinnati Fringe Festival coverage, including reviews of first performances

0 Comments · Friday, June 1, 2012
The Cincinnati Fringe Festival is in full effect, and CityBeat's intrepid team of reviewers is on the scene. Check back early and often for reviews of all 32 performances, nearly all of which will have their first performance reviewed. You'll be completely in the know for this weekend's Fringy festivities.  

Right Kid, Right Camp

Advice for finding the best summer camp for your child

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 21, 2012
What memories do you have from summer camp — maybe swimming in the lake, hiking in the woods or paddling a canoe? Think again. How about memories of playing chess, redecorating rooms, honing skills in sports, music or art or even swinging from a trapeze?  

A People's History of St. Patrick's Day

Facts and myths about the great Saint Patrick, plus event listings

0 Comments · Friday, March 16, 2012
St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most celebrated, if not intoxicating, holidays in the United States. It’s steeped in both Irish and American history and commonly considered to be the first greening of spring. And while March 17 may be best known for its draughts and revelry, its history may surprise you.   

The Year in Film and Music

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 21, 2011
In this Year in Film and Music special edition, you'll hear from local writers and musicians about their year. We'll take a look at ambitious movies with inconclusive endings. You'll learn about the loss of two seminal local music venues, and much more.
  

Brave New World

Short-term study abroad programs offer long-term benefits

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Most people are familiar with the typical study abroad setup: living with a host family and taking classes at a university with local students for a full semester. Area universities offer a plethora of options for students interested in broadening their horizons through such study abroad programs. In addition, short-term immersion programs over spring, winter or summer breaks have become increasingly popular.  

Textbook Buyer’s Guide

Planning and research are key to lowering textbook costs

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 10, 2011
College is expensive. There’s no doubt about it. College is also incredibly finite. One can lose the opportunity to attend easily. One of the biggest culprits of failure is, well, literal academic failure. Thus one must be armed with all the right tools to succeed.  

The Value of the Degree

Today’s competitive job market is forcing students to consider the future of their fields

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 10, 2011
No one has to tell a college student that the job market is scarce. Now, more than ever, it seems like students are struggling with choosing the “right” degree — one that interests them but will also provide job security and a steady income for a lifetime. Even after making that tough decision, some students still wonder even as graduation approaches: Will the degree be worth the sweat, blood and money that went into it?  

Ever-Changing Scene

Creative endeavors continue to complement Cincinnati's staple gay bars

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 22, 2011
In Cincinnati, the oscillation of gay culture keeps the community on its toes for several reasons. Cincinnati is not a large city. It only lends to reason that as a result of a smaller population, the gay community itself is also small and more sensitive to anomalies in the social fabric. When gay bars and gay businesses close, it’s a big deal. And there have been some big deals this year.  

Seelbach 4 All

Bucking status quo comes naturally for gay candidate

1 Comment · Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Seelbach, 31, is making his first run for Cincinnati City Council this fall after having worked on several political campaigns for candidates and issues. A Democrat, he is an openly gay man who lives in Over-the-Rhine with his partner, Craig. Although another gay person, conservative John Schlagetter, ran twice unsuccessfully for City Council in 2001 and 2003 as a Charterite, Schlagetter never trumpeted his orientation. By comparison, Seelbach thinks it’s important that he be honest and forthcoming about his personal life when seeking public support.  

Reality Check

Stop AIDS moves forward despite local and state budget cuts

4 Comments · Wednesday, June 22, 2011
To raise awareness of the 30-year anniversary of the CDC's first-recorded AIDS case, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced this year that June 27 will be National HIV/AIDS Testing Day. Unfortunately, some local AIDS organizations will miss out on the opportunity to raise awareness, as the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) earlier this year cut funding to Cincinnati’s oldest HIV/AIDS nonprofit organization, Stop AIDS. The agency provided case management, education and testing in the region for more than 28 years.  

LGBTQ Resources

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Listings for health services, youth services, peer support groups and education and community organizations.  

Equinox Parade & Festival 2011

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Cincinnati Pride 2011 offers a full-weekend schedule of events, parades and gatherings.