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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.  

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.