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What Was It Like When...Gannett Started a Weekly?

0 Comments · Monday, November 17, 2014
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  

1994: Urban Redevelopment and the Future of Cincinnati

The Story: “Toe-to-Toe in Over-the-Rhine,” issue of Nov. 17, 1994

0 Comments · Thursday, November 13, 2014
Ah, Volume 1, Issue 1, sporting that new newspaper smell.  

1995: Rise of the Religious Right

The Story: “On Strings and a Prayer,” issue of July 6, 1995

0 Comments · Thursday, November 13, 2014
Issue 3 was a painful blot on Cincinnati’s civic psyche, marking the city’s official anti-gay stance for 11 long years.  

1996: Those Damn Stadiums

The Story: “2 Minute Warning,” issues of Feb. 22 & 29 and March 7, 1996

0 Comments · Thursday, November 13, 2014
Looking back over 20 years, it’s fascinating to review the CityBeat archives to see how hundreds of people, decisions and events built Cincinnati into what it is today.  

1997: Emerging Underground Arts

The Story: “Breaking Through,” issue of Feb. 6, 1997

0 Comments · Thursday, November 13, 2014
Rick Pender has been writing about Cincinnati’s live theater scene for almost 30 years now.  

1998: Arts Spurring Downtown Development

The Story: “Building a Better City,” issue of Feb. 5, 1998

0 Comments · Thursday, November 13, 2014
By the mid-’90s, the Contemporary Arts Center and its downtown surroundings were struggling.  

1999: Please?

The Story: “That’s Soooo Cincinnati!,” issue of Sept. 16, 1999

0 Comments · Thursday, November 13, 2014
When you live in a middling Rust Belt city in a vanilla Midwestern state with exactly average demographics, you cling to anything remotely unique about being a Cincinnatian.  

2000: Creationism Vs. Evolution

The Story: “Evolution of a Controversy,” issue of Sept. 14, 2000

0 Comments · Thursday, November 13, 2014
 A new tourist attraction had just secured land near Burlington, Ky., in fall 2000 with the dream of using dinosaur statues to teach families that the Earth is just 6,000 years old and dinosaurs were part of the animal throng on Noah’s Ark.   

2003: Saving a Life

The Story: “Bloody Shoes and Snitches,” issue of April 9, 2003

0 Comments · Thursday, November 13, 2014
We founded CityBeat in order to, as early 1900s muckraker journalists put it, comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.  

2001: The Riots and the Aftermath

The Story: “Cincinnati MUST,” issue of Aug. 9, 2001

0 Comments · Thursday, November 13, 2014
A 19-year-old named Timothy Thomas, known to Cincinnati Police due to a string of outstanding traffic warrants, bolted from the cops one night in April 2001, leading them on a wild chase through Over-the-Rhine.  

2002: Cincinnati Wants, Needs Young Professionals

The Story: “Why We Left Cincinnati,” issue of October 31, 2002

0 Comments · Thursday, November 13, 2014
You have to wonder how many in DAAP’s 2015 graduating class will be looking for their first jobs in Cincinnati instead of bolting.  

2004: The Soundtrack of Our Lives

The Story: “Last Call,” issue of Oct. 20, 2004

0 Comments · Thursday, November 13, 2014
A huge staff favorite back in the day was Guided By Voices, the Garage Rock outfit from Dayton led by energetic singer/songwriter Bob Pollard.  

2005: Classical Arts Stretch Out

The Story: “Opening the Door,” issue of July 13, 2005

0 Comments · Thursday, November 13, 2014
 In Cincinnati arts, everything old can be new again.  

2006: Profiles in Politics

The Stories: Ken Blackwell, Sherrod Brown and Ted Strickland, issues of Aug. 16, Sept. 27 & Oct. 18, 2006

0 Comments · Thursday, November 13, 2014
CityBeat has been fortunate over the years to exchange ideas, stories and designs with our alternative press colleagues across the U.S. and Canada.  

2007: Odes to Joy

The Stories: MusicNOW, Scribble Jam, MidPoint and CEAs, issues of April 4, Aug. 8, Sept. 26 & Nov. 14, 2007

0 Comments · Thursday, November 13, 2014
One of our favorite words at CityBeat is “emerging,” probably second only to “alternative.” Third place goes to “fuck.”