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2013: Private Prison Profits & Problems

The Story: “From the Inside,” issue of May 29, 2013

0 Comments · Thursday, November 13, 2014
CityBeat’s news reporters through the years have enjoyed a unique amount of freedom to pursue stories other local media either don’t prioritize or won’t touch.  

Remember When...We Sued CCV?

0 Comments · Thursday, November 13, 2014
Sometimes you get picked on. That happened to CityBeat in 2008.  

What If... Metro Moves Had Passed?

0 Comments · Thursday, November 13, 2014
Imagine this… “new transit hubs in 30 area neighborhoods, from the inner city to West Chester, providing improved bus service throughout the region.."  

20 Years of Favorite Music Interviews and Moments

0 Comments · Thursday, November 13, 2014
Favorite interviews … man, that’s like picking your favorite child.  

Why the Hell...Did We Endorse Ralph Nader?

0 Comments · Thursday, November 13, 2014
Ah, the year 2000. It was a new millennium and anything seemed possible, even the nation electing a third party consumer protection wonk as president.

That was Cool When...Wussy Formed at the CEAs

0 Comments · Thursday, November 13, 2014
The Cincinnati Entertainment Awards have long been a celebration of the city’s great local bands, but back in 2001 it played a small role in helping to create one.  

It was Legit When...We Talked to Obama for Five Minutes

0 Comments · Thursday, November 13, 2014
Even these days, as unpopular as President Obama is, it’s pretty much impossible for a reporter to get 30 seconds with the commander-in-chief.  

Remember That One Time When...Breen Pissed Off All the Parrotheads?

0 Comments · Thursday, November 13, 2014
Particularly when Cincinnati was dominated by conservative powers, CityBeat was one of the only outlets in the city to give voice to liberal and progressive ideas others wouldn’t discuss.  

The More Things Change

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Looking back on 20 years of CityBeat involves recalling a litany of changes in our city and the media industry.  

Behind the Mask

Three haunted house actors talk scares, spirits and how they got their start

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Loren Muzzy and Steven Davis are seasoned haunters at the USS Nightmare in Newport, Ky., while at Halloween Haunt, Kings Island’s multi-maze haunt-extravaganza where spooks roam free, Mike Rochester is known as the Undertaker.  

Scare City

Previews of some of Cincinnati’s BEST haunted houses

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Can’t decide whether you want to be chased through cornfields by zombies, encounter Dracula and Wolfman or explore some of the darkest parts of the city? With this haunted house preview guide, all you have to do is read, pick your poison and get ready to run.  

Hands-On Harvest

Tristate farms offer the opportunity to pick your own pumpkins and other fall produce

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2014
In today’s fast-paced world, we often miss out on the opportunity to get our hands in the earth and walk through the field or orchard where our food grows.  

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Harvest Festivals, haunted tours, costume balls and more fall events to trick-or-treat your way through a frightfully fun October

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2014
October is synonymous with Halloween, haunted houses, harvest festivals and more-sexy-than-scary costume balls. Whether you plan on being a slutty nurse, a moody John Snow, your basic zombie or Dracula, the Tristate offers more than enough events for you to get your freaky on all haunting season.  

The Cool Issue 2014

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2014
John Hughes’ Breakfast Club Brat Pack had it all: a brain, a jock, an artist, a princess and a bad boy. And since we can’t ask fictional characters what motivates them to put pants on to leave the house once it drops below 60 degrees, we found our own Cincinnati Brat Pack.

"The Brain"

Chris Messick, Mercantile Library Marketing Manager

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Founded in 1835, the Mercantile Library (414 Walnut St., 11th Floor, mercantilelibrary.com) is one of downtown’s hidden treasures.