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Warm Winter Reading

Stay cozy this winter with compelling literary work from Cincinnati and beyond

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
It's super cold outside and all your favorite HBO shows are ending their seasons. Don't worry — people used to entertain themselves in other ways, like reading great books.
  

Sisters in Striptease

From silly to sexy, the women of Cin City Burlesque entertain in a truly unique fasion

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 26, 2013
The art of the peel. The striptease. The shimmy-and-shake. Whatever you want to call it, burlesque has played a role in American culture since the late 19th century.    

Cincinnati's Brewing Renaissance

Local craft breweries aim to reclaim the Queen City's title as King of Beers

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Whether you’re interested in checking out the breweries, sampling their eclectic beers or filling up your growler and heading for home, these local breweries promise to make the future of Cincinnati brewing just as respected as its storied past.  

Disturbing the Peace

A metaphysical feud is causing tension between two very different stewards of Serpent Mound

3 Comments · Wednesday, November 6, 2013
The Serpent’s great debate continues as it challenges a colorful group of experts that include archeologists, geologists, anthropologists, astrologists, paleontologists, fringe scientists, and “archaeoastronomists.” And the quest to answer the Serpent Mound mystery has sparked a present day stand-off between Native Americans and “New Agers.”   

Building Bridges

Shared art spaces enhance community and opportunity for local creative professionals

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 16, 2013
While co-working sites are the newest trend for freelance office-goers looking for cubicle-free workspaces with shareable materials, it’s nothing new for the visual artist. Community has connected with art since the coliseum was erected in Ancient Rome for public events, or since the term “community art” was birthed in the 1960s to mirror the era’s social change.   

Project Censored

Annual media watchdog list critiques coverage of whistleblowers and wealth gaps — and the notion of journalistic objectivity

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Unable to tell the story of a trend and unable to talk about rising inequality for fear of appearing partisan, reporters often fail to connect the dots for their readers.  

Surrender Imminent?

2 Comments · Wednesday, September 4, 2013
The war on drugs is straining Ohio's criminal justice system and has failed to reduce drug use for decades. Experts say decriminalization and legalization could be part of the solution.
  

Covering Home

Chris Welsh’s unforeseen journey from St. X to the Reds broadcast booth

2 Comments · Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Ironically, Welsh is now part of a rich Reds broadcasting tradition that includes his dad’s favorite announcer, Waite Hoyt — yet another surreal turn in a baseball career that continues to defy expectations.  

The Answers Issue

Our reporting staff cracks some of Cincinnati's most head-scratching mysteries

4 Comments · Wednesday, August 14, 2013
We rummaged high and low to bring you all the information we could squeeze onto six pages. Inside, you’ll find the results of our investigations. Hopefully you’ll learn a thing or two, or at the very least come away with a greater appreciation for the movie Airborne.
  

A League of Their Own

The Delhi Skirt Game’s uniquely flamboyant, 36-year tradition of helping community members in need

2 Comments · Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Instead of bake sales or car washes, the close-knit community of Delhi has developed its own unique, colorful brand of philanthropy, arisen from what was originally just an informal weekly Sunday pick-up softball game among bar buddies.  

Poor Priorities

City Hall continues underfunding human services despite historical goals and pressing needs

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Since 2004, the city has failed to meet its own goals for human services funding, leaving some agencies behind.   

The Cat with 166,000 Friends

Behind the grassroots viral sensation that is Lil Bub, it’s just a cat and her dude

1 Comment · Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Seeing Lil Bub in person is just as magical as you’d expect. The Internet sensation, referred to online as a “perma-kitten” due to her cartoonlike baby cat appearance, is as unusual and hypnotically adorable as she appears on her daily Facebook photos that reel in an average of 10,000 likes each. 
  

Symbiotic Systems

Kyle McGrath and Brad Ostendorf of URBTank strive to produce healthy, all-natural ingredients using aquaponics

2 Comments · Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Two 23-year-olds growing plants in an Over-the-Rhine basement sounds like the beginnings of a Seth Rogen blockbuster, but housed in a six-story Apex warehouse on McMicken Avenue is the newest contribution to Cincinnati’s sustainable agriculture initiative.    

Top 10 Misrepresentations of the Cincinnati Streetcar Project

13 Comments · Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Most anti-streetcar talking points are perpetuated without proper context, but they’ve still been effective in rallying a libertarian-style argument against government spending, despite the potential benefits. 
  

Farm Fresh

Chef Ryan Santos provides a literal farm-to-table al fresco dining experience at Carriage House Farm

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 19, 2013
 On a recent Saturday, Chef Ryan Santos of Please, a mobile dining pop-up, uses pages from old copies of CityBeat to light a fire. Santos moves quietly and efficiently between trays of colorful but gnarled carrots, turning them gently over the brick-lined grates as the afternoon warms.