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LGBTQ Year in Review

Looking back on a progressive year in the fight for equality

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 27, 2012
From federal legislation to local initiatives and activism, Cincinnati's LGBT community has many triumphs to look back on during the past year.
  

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.  

Enright Ridge Urban Eco-Village's Community Fruit Orchard

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 18, 2012
It all started with a simple grant proposal by ecovillager Suellyn Shupe at Enright Ridge Urban Eco-Village in Price Hill to the Alliance for Community Trees (ACT), a national organization dedicated to improving the environment in cities and metropolitan areas.   

The Big Green List

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Our big Green List of local recycling, green media, community, building supplies, energy, sustainable food, green spaces and transit, environmentally conscience communities and more. If you're looking to improve the world around you, this is a great place to start.  

Shades of Green

10 reasons Cincinnati is greener than you think

1 Comment · Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Cincinnatians just love to joke about that old, clichéd quip often attributed to Mark Twain: “When the end of the world comes, I want to be in Cincinnati because it’s always 20 years behind the times.” The colloquialism is used to exemplify anything considered remotely backward, from legislation to fashion to potholes. Signs of life, though, are sprouting up around the city like a canary dandelion through a crack in the cement.  

Solar Earth LLC

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Installing solar panels is one way a household can help the environment while saving money in the long term. In Cincinnati, one company offering the service is Solar Earth, a start-up founded by Julie Jones and Jennifer Wolford that installs solar panels on both businesses and homes.   

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.   

Dude, Where's My Bar?

Favorite music club not where you left it? We’re here to help.

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 29, 2012
It seems like in the past, Cincinnati had a reputation for being the kind of place you could move away from for a decade knowing that when you returned, the gas station, grocery store and drinking establishments would be there waiting for you, exactly as you left them.    

A Gentleman's Guide to Bar Etiquette

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 29, 2012
You don’t have to have a penis to drink alcohol, and you don’t have to have a penis to be a dick, either. Polite society functions on ground rules passed down throughout history, and in regards to respecting the bar, etiquette is indifferent toward gender.  

Oh, the Places You’ll Drink!

Notable locals on their favorite drinking spots in the Queen City

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Find out where your favorite local celebrities drink. From Madonna's to MOTR, from Crazy Fox to Northside Tavern, we'll discover where our city's songsmiths, writers and shop owners find their muse.
  

Where Nobody Knows Your Name

Hotel bars offer an interesting break from normal nightspots

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 29, 2012
There’s nothing wrong with hitting up your standby local drinkery, but it’s not always appealing to run into every old high school jock, boss or college nemesis when you’re just out hoping for a good time. Luckily, there’s a solution outside of drinking home alone. Hotel bars are oft-unappreciated gems with staffs engrossed with hospitality.