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Getting Squeezed Over O.J.

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Like most "feel good" sports stories about athletes succeeding against long odds, the O.J. Mayo legend ends up too good to be true. Or should I call it the O.J. Mayo "brand?" Reaction is coming ha  

Sex Sells, and We Keep Buying

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 7, 2008
The best political scandals are always about sex, aren't they? Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann's career implosion is just the latest -- and most local -- example of an elected official getting caug  

The Bold and the Confident

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Is City Council's approval last week of the streetcar financing plan a tipping point for the urban core of Cincinnati? Or is it a boondoggle like our two costly stadiums on the river? Is the plan   

When the Stars Align

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Jeff Ruby's restaurants have always been associated with glitz, showmanship and celebrities, but he might be reaching for a new level with his latest dining concept. That's because Bootsy Collin  

Building a Strong Three-Legged Stool

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. That's what John E.E. Dalberg Acton, a British writer and historian, said in 1887. And it's what Dan La Botz, local writer and UC hi  

The Perfect President

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I'm really enjoying the John Adams series on HBO, which ends Sunday night. I've read David McCullough's Adams book and 1776 as well as other biographies of Washington, Jefferson and Madison. Yes, I  

Music: Sharpening the Point

MidPoint '08 will see new venues, touring acts and more changes

0 Comments · Thursday, April 10, 2008
The 2008 MidPoint Music Festival will feature several tweaks of its original concept, as CityBeat begins to firm up plans for its first year producing the annual event. For the first time, signe  

How to Be Hip Guilt-Free

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 9, 2008
I had another one of those weeks when threads of different conversations and chance meetings and passed-along news articles twist around each other and form a string of an idea. Last week's CityBe  

Music: Riverbend 'Second Stage' Taking Shape

Raconteurs highlight National City Pavilion's concert schedule

0 Comments · Monday, April 7, 2008
The Raconteurs, featuring Cincinnati musicians Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler along with Jack White of The White Stripes, will play their first area concert June 10 at the new National City Pa  

Here's the Windup and the Pitch

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2008