“We’re The Afghan Whigs from Cincinnati, O-hi-o,”
frontman Greg Dulli relayed to a raucous crowd early in his band’s Aug. 4
show at The Metro in Chicago, one of many sold-out stops on the Whigs’
current reunion tour.
I can’t remember exactly the first time I heard The Afghan Whigs. I knew
of them right after high school by seeing their names on fliers for
shows at bars I wasn’t old enough to get into. But once I finally got my
hands on the band’s debut for SubPop, Up In It, in 1990, I was hooked.
Any brewer worth his or her noble hops will tell you the
world of beer is rich with variety and complexity,
worthy of thoughtful pairings to both complement and elevate delicious
cuisine. And for beer fans, Cincinnati couldn’t be a more perfect venue
for exploring those pairings.
Cincinnati is home to multiple successful and
award-winning open-to-the-public urban wineries: Henke Winery, Meier’s
Wine Cellars, Vinoklet Winery and Woodstone Creek. Take a weekend to explore our local wine scene, and make the urban
wine trail trek from Meier’s Wine Cellars in Silverton all the way to
Vinoklet Winery in Colerain.
By the end of November 2011, Cincinnati Public Schools
(CPS) knew it would soon have bigger financial problems. The school
district had just lost the battle for Issue 32, a permanent levy that
would have raised $49.5 million for CPS every year.
Security and public policy risks, along with research suggesting that private prisons don't save taxpayer money, paint a grim picture of Ohio’s public and budget health as the state moves to monetize prison inmates.
Talk shows used to be about talk.
Conversation was cultivated, not cut off. Ted Clark is here to reverse that trend with Ted Clark After Dark,
a local talk show that could — and often does — go anywhere at any
Ohio has a lot of oil and natural gas
resources accessible by fracking, but are they worth $1 trillion? Gov.
John Kasich seems to think so. Kasich has touted the number to media
outlets to support hydraulic fracturing — or “fracking” — in Ohio.
If you want to know the “best” shows in New
York City, you need only check which Broadway productions are nominated
annually for Tony Awards. In fact, the Big Apple has tons of awards to
recognize and honor theatrical work. Not so in Cincinnati.
Two local advocates are in
the process of securing private funding to operate a syringe exchange
program called the Cincinnati Exchange Project. But even though the program is approved, it still faces one major stumbling block — Ohio’s laws
regarding drug paraphernalia possession.