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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.   

Cultivating Connections

Deeper Roots Coffee brings excellence and community to Cincinnati from the heart of Central America

1 Comment · Wednesday, June 5, 2013
By building lasting relationships with producers, local coffee roasters are able to secure a high quality product straight from the source, which helps both sides avoid the economic problems that come with global distribution. 
  

From the Inside

Inmates told CityBeat about violence, staff ineptitude and unsanitary conditions inside Ohio’s private prison. Then came the surprise inspections.

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 29, 2013
CityBeat has obtained letters and emails from two prisoners and their families confirming fights, lockdowns and unsanitary conditions at the Lake Erie prison in northeastern Ohio, which became the first state prison to be sold to a private company.
  

Navigating the Novelties

The Cincy Fringe Festival returns to Over-the-Rhine in all its fringy glory

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 22, 2013
My first tip: Don’t think you can outwit the Fringe. I like to say that the festival is best described as theater roulette. Give the cylinder a whirl, pull the trigger and see what comes at you. Sometimes it might be what you expect, but more often than not you’ll be surprised.