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Decadent Destinations

Cincinnati's urban wineries carry on a storied history of local spirit production

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 10, 2012
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.
  

Battered But Not Broken

After a decade of budget cuts, CPS looks to Issue 42 for stability

3 Comments · Wednesday, October 3, 2012
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.
  

Liberty for Sale

Should Ohio inmates be commodities in a for-profit venture?

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2012
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.  

Talking to Strangers

Ted Clark's live talk show is a subversion and celebration of the art form

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 22, 2012
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 time.  

Surrounded by Skyscrapers

Western & Southern wants its neighborhood back from the nonprofit that was there first

6 Comments · Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The Anna Louise Inn has been helping women in the Lytle Park neighborhood since 1909. Western & Southern thinks that’s long enough.   

What's Worth $1,000,000,000,000?

Ohio's fracking industry isn't, but some stuff is

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 8, 2012
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.   

What's Next for the Charter Committee?

Cincinnati's de-facto third party fights to preserve a historical mission

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 1, 2012
It’s something purely Cincinnati with a long-standing place in local political history, and many Cincinnatians aren’t even aware of it.
  

Encore! Encore!

Looking back on another top-notch Cincinnati theater season

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 25, 2012
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.  

Clean Exchange

Local advocates have a needle exchange program ready to treat a recognized epidemic. Will authorities give it their blessing?

1 Comment · Wednesday, July 18, 2012
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.  

Life in the Fast Lane

Fast cars, sketchy women, Cuban lawsuits and sleazy agents. What will it take to slow down Aroldis Chapman?

2 Comments · Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Two months into the 2012 baseball season, the Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher was flying high. In the Reds’ front office, though, worries about Chapman persisted. Not about his choice or location of pitches. About other stuff, like his compliance with traffic laws and his choice of companionship. Some insiders fear that the 24-year-old Cuban’s personal life is approaching, well, the velocity of his fastball.  

Like We Were Made for it

How Cincinnati came to acquire the 2012 World Choir Games

1 Comment · Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Sometimes the greatest discoveries in life arise from a Google search.That’s exactly what led Todd Duesing to stumble upon the 2012 World Choir Games — a fortuitous click of his mouse that, unbeknownst to him, would help pave the way for an unparalleled boost in morale in the Cincinnati urban riverfront.  

Found in Translation

Preparing to host international visitors has been a labor of love

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 3, 2012
More than 4,000 volunteers have stepped up to take on a job no one asked them to do: welcome the expected 90,000 national and international choirs, families and visitors to Cincinnati for the World Choir Games.   

What's So Funny?

Cincinnati's comedy scene is bursting with talent and opportunity

1 Comment · Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Cincinnati is known for making many things: chili, soap, aircraft engines. Lately, though, the Queen City is being recognized for producing comedy, as several current headlining comedians started their stand-up careers here and more are making their way into the national spotlight.  

Boom, Bust or Both?

While state legislators overhaul Ohio’s energy industry, questions about the sustainability and safety of fracking go unanswered

2 Comments · Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Ohio's rush to embrace fracking has raised questions about the sustainability and safety of the process during a time when legislators are moving full-speed ahead with legislation that will regulate the industry for the next 20 years — if it lasts that long.  

Face It

Cincinnati Fringe Festival is ready to roll for its ninth year of adventurous theater

1 Comment · Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The four images on the cover of the 2012 Cincinnati Fringe Festival program (included in CityBeat’s May 16 issue) featured various people smushing their faces against a window. Cross-eyed, surprised, disgruntled, quizzical, amused — it’s a diverse set of reactions, all appropriate responses to shows that Know Theatre will present May 29-June 9.