The Best of Cincinnati issue is an excellent place to find the kind of information you need to refute Know Nothings, people who like to tell you (and the world) how Cincinnati is a boring city where nothing new ever happens. Take the readers poll category "Best New Thing," for instance. As a snapshot of where Greater Cincinnati is circa Spring 2010, the top vote-getters form an impressive list.
Here's the windup and the pitch: CityBeat staff pick the best use of free agent money, Xavier's best basketball jammer, UC's best basketball senior, best semi-pro team with recognizable stars, best sports radio host and more.
April is the perfect time to assess Cincinnati's sports landscape. Not only does baseball begin in April, but the NFL draft takes place, leading to summer workouts and eventually training camp. College basketball practice begins during football season, then the regular season spans the winter months and brings us all the way back around to March Madness. So let's see where the city's five major sports programs stand.
CityBeat staffers go public to share info on the area's best "pot calling the kettle black" moment, best forum for good ideas, best embarrassing video, best silver lining in a bad situation, best display of political backbone and more.
For the first time ever, more than one in every 100 U.S. citizens is incarcerated, a recent study revealed. And when these offenders get out their employment option are almost non-existent, often sending people back to crime. Stephen JohnsonGrove is working to break that cycle.
Best local activist (Jim Tarbell), best troublemaker (Bill Cunningham), best police department (Cincinnati District 5), best radio station (WVXU), best TV newscast (Channel 9), best twitter feed (Chad Ochocinco) and much more.
Best new store (Nordstrom), best green-oriented business (Park and Vine), best acupuncturist (Carole Paine), best lawyer (Eric Deters), best liquor store (Party Source), best pilates (Pendleton Pilates), best shopping district (Ludlow Avenue in Clifton) and tons more.
Ohio native Nathan Hurst is a self-taught designer whose first projects involved decking out his dog. Having moved on to successful runway shows here in Cincinnati and later conquering the "Hip Hop Meets Couture" fashion show in San Francisco, Hurst is back in town with a new vision: Cincinnati Fashion Week.
Put on the feed bag and take stroll with CityBeat staffers through the city's best place for a downtown powwow, best expansion, best downtown cupcakery, best place to eat with your fingers, best spot for a sushi virgin and much more.
After this month’s NFL
Draft, the University of
Cincinnati will officially
say goodbye to Connor Barwin, a
two-sport athlete whose arrival
and four-year career spanned the
basketball team’s difficult rebuilding process and the unlikely
resurgence of the school’s football program.