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In Defense of Everything You Think You Hate About the Holidays

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
This year, we’re defending everything you think hate about the holidays, from mother-in-laws to mass to matzo and all the glittery crap in between.
  

In Defense of Saying “Happy Holidays”

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Fox News’ greatest holiday tradition and perhaps its greatest ongoing bullshit dissemination is its annual reminder that we are in the middle of a war — a “War on Christmas.”  

In Defense of Scaring Children into Good Behavior

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
 Kids are dicks, scientifically speaking.  

In Defense of Christmas Albums

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
We’ve attempted to gather some of the best Christmas albums — from classic to just-released — so you don’t need to sift through all the dirt and rubble yourself.   

In Defense of Jewish Food

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Honestly, not all Jewish food is bad, especially this time of year when my people’s cuisine really begins to shine.  

In Defense of Mother-in-Laws

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
When people trade horror stories — or, on the more rare occasion, love stories — about their in-laws, it’s the mother-in-law that tends to be the protagonist (or antagonist).  

In Defense of Presents

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Winter Solstice or anything in between, it’s one of the few times a year when you don’t have to be rational.  

In Defense of Christmas Mass

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
First, a confession: I’m not Catholic.  

In Defense of Eggnog

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Eggnog is one of those persistent holiday traditions evoking either fond memories of family gatherings or a general revulsion for the season.  

In Defense of Office Secret Santas

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Once you receive a present, you’ll always have something to give out for next year’s Secret Santa gift exchange. Just keep it wrapped.  

In Defense of Doing Social Things During the Holiday Season

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Events, attractions and light shows for friends, family and more.  

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.