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Cover Story: A Countercultural Christmas

How to opt out of holiday consumerism

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 28, 2007
You could easily be labeled a Grinch for taking a stand against holiday consumerism. In a culture fixated on possessions and money, binge shopping and going into debt to give Christmas gifts loo  

Cover Story: 'Santa, I Want a New Dildo'

Mistletoe isn't the only way to get some

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Christmas and its related winter celebrations are supposed to be a season of joy, and few things bring as much joy as good sex and an intense orgasm -- whether it be with another person or by your  

Cover Story: Christmas for One

How to avoid the family tradition and have a good time this season

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 28, 2007
The holiday season can be an exhausting time. The extensive schedule of family gatherings often feels more like a whirlwind of obligations than a relaxing time with friends. Family members feud o  

Cover Story: Yule Love Losar

Lesser-known winter holidays underscore cultural diversity

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Not all winter holidays are based on religion, but many are. Some of the more interesting events aren't very well known but embody the spirit of giving and renewal that are frequently missing in   

Cover Story: Good Gifting

Trim the tree right, boys, and get some trim

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 28, 2007
When a live-in ex and I broke up many years ago, my brother casually remarked that he wasn't at all surprised about the demise of our relationship. "He wasn't nearly festive enough for you,"   

Cover Story: Try This on Dec. 25

10 unconventional ways to make merry

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 28, 2007
1. Go to your favorite dead person's grave. Put a ribbon or a bow on the marker. Take out a flask of your favorite Christmas cheer and toast the dearly beloved. It'll take mere minutes, and you'll   

Cover Story: Censored!

The big stories the nation's major news media missed in the past year

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 20, 2007
There are a handful of freedoms that have almost always been a part of American democracy. Even when they didn't exactly apply to everyone or weren't always protected by the people in charge,  

Cover Story: CEA Hall of Fame: H-Bomb Ferguson

More than a local Blues novelty, H-Bomb was a true original

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Forget blow-dried scenesters and self-absorbed spotlight stealers. It's original and compelling artists like H-Bomb Ferguson that halls of fame were designed to lionize for the lucky contempora  

Cover Story: CEA Run of Show

Cincinnati Entertainment Awards: 8 p.m. Nov. 18

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 14, 2007
7 p.m. Doors open to the Taft Theatre 8 p.m. Cincinnati Entertainment Awards for Music Performance: Over the Rhine Hosts: Jen Dalton and Bob Herzog, Local 12 Awards: Jazz; Folk/Americana/Roots; C  

Cover Story: CEA: We Thank You!

Starting with Presenting Sponsor Scion

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 14, 2007
New Artist of the Year Sponsor: Dewey's Pizza BRINK New Music Showcase Sponsors: Dewey's Pizza, Miller High Life Media Partners: CityBeat, WNKU-FM, CinCW, Local 12 Event Partners: Taft Theatre  

Cover Story: CEA Nominees

Meet the cream of Greater Cincinnati's music crop this year

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Alternative/Indie Bad Veins If betting on who will be the next band from Cincinnati to get signed, this engaging duo -- who make sublime, orchestral Indie Pop -- would be the place to put your m  

Cover Story: The Tooth Fairy

McMicken Dental helps improve Over-the-Rhine one smile at a time

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Multimedia Slide Show: Click Here Judith Allen D.D.S. works in an old rundown paint factory on McMicken Street in Over-the-Rhine. She makes significantly less money than most other dentists,   

Cover Story: Into the Light

CityBeat endorsements will help you roll through Election Day

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Download our famous "Who's Endorsing Whom" charts in PDF format 168kb here For a little while now, I've been feeling that the city of Cincinnati is breaking out of a decade-long dark perio  

Cover Story: Book of a Lifetime

Tim and Donna Lucas' self-published magnum opus finally sees the light of day

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Tim Lucas is a dedicated man. He's also a meticulous, uniquely incisive autodidact, a revered figure in certain circles who lives an almost monastic life in pursuit of his obsessions. In an age  

Cover Story: Staying on Their Toes

A roundtable discussion with the leaders of Greater Cincinnati's dance companies, who work to keep the art form thriving

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 17, 2007
"Dance is the loftiest, the most moving of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life, it is life itself." -- Havelock Ellis, pioneer of human sexuality studies, from