It’s clear that onstage is where Jessica Dimon feels most comfortable. On a recent Friday night, she struts through Northside’s Club Nonta, lip-synching to a Ke$ha/P!nk/ Katy Perry mix, pausing to snatch dollars from admirers lining the periphery of her performance area. She rocks a tight, black bedazzled jumpsuit that skims one shoulder, and big blonde and caramel-colored barrel curls spill out of the top of her head.
Ugh! Dating. Am I right?! It’s like sometimes you meet people and you think they’re really hot or funny and then you go out on a date (outside of the bar or Internet) and all of a sudden they’re really boring gropers who love to talk about how fast they could run in high school. So, because this is our Valentine’s Day issue, we’ve collected a few dating war stories to remind those of you in relationships how much dating sucks and those who are still single that we feel your pain. Enjoy.
Relationship counselor Rhonda Audia, MSW, LISW, is the “Guru for Two.” After 22 years developing an expertise in helping couples and their relationships, this self-proclaimed guru — from the Hindu definition as one who has the power to disperse darkness — has some thoughts on love, happiness and the existence of Mr. Right.
The number of variables that go along with planning a wedding can feel overwhelming. But bridal exhibitions and conventions make it easier to sort out the lists of what you want, what you can afford and what’s available.
Most little girls at least have a blueprint of their wedding plans before they’re even in grade school. It starts simple enough: a bouquet of dandelions, a gown from the dress-up box and mud pies for dessert. However, their expectations most likely have changed. Check out these eco-friendly and moneysaving tips from the Tristate’s top professional wedding planners.
Two brides sporting slick tuxedo vests or a drag show at the reception? Spouses Lisa and Adrienne Ray wouldn’t have had it any other way. The duo, who moved away last year, returned to Cincinnati to have a commitment ceremony celebrating their recently legalized marriage with friends and family.
CityBeat's holiday season promotion has wrapped up, and we thank the hundreds of Cincinnatians who took the pledge to support Greater Cincinnati's economy by supporting locally owned independent businesses. Everyone who pledged to spend at least $100 of their holiday gift purchases to "shop local" were entered into a drawing for a prize package from participating businesses; here are the winners.
There are certain skills that must be mastered in order to fully maximize your New Year's Eve experience. Party hopping, sobering up, staying up late, barfing discreetly and finding that special someone when the ball drops need to be practiced and master before Dec. 31. You don't have much time.
This time of year is known for lots of traditions, from holiday office parties to Christmas trees and menorahs to last-minute dashes to the mall. A favorite tradition among the media is the Year in Review.
Fall might be the best time of the year in Cincinnati, but everything about the season isn’t cool. In fact, some things totally suck (sorry, pumpkin flavoring!). Here to debate the merits of 10 fall staples are CityBeat’s stupidest idiots smartest and coolest staffers.
Considering the last 40 years of the gay rights movement is complicated. American society has come a long way, as evidenced by the numerous states that recognize gay marriage, the increasing protections gays have secured through legislation and the increasing success of reality TV shows about designers. (Thanks for the exposure, capitalism!)