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Muse, Patricia Day and Justin Bieber

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Having your likeness used as the basis for an American icon like the Barbie doll could be taken a few ways. On one level, it could be a compliment on your style and its effect on popular culture. But if your ability to effect popular culture is relatively nonexistent, then maybe it could be taken as an insult to your style.  

Best Bites of 2010

The best things CityBeat’s restaurant reviewers ate in 2010

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 29, 2010
CityBeat’s dining team had some pretty delicious moments in the running for their “Best Bite” finalists this year. Personally, I thought back to the creamy goat cheese my neighbor brought from Paris that we ate in her garden one spring night. Our other writers have some great memories too, as you will see.  

Social Networks, Deft Docs and Gift Shops

CityBeat writers unveil their favorite films of 2010

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 29, 2010
It was another transitional year at the movies, one in which curious, sometimes frustrating trends emerged or were confirmed: The rise of conceptually complex films that question the nature of “reality” and “truth”; the return of 3-D as a savior; the death of the romantic comedy; the continued fracturing of indie cinema; and the further evolution of distribution methods.  

Year in Review Edition

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Unless you’ve been living under a proverbial rock, you’ll know that the biggest music news story of 2010 was the arrival of music to something called “the Internet.” Smart readers might have heard rumblings about this for a few years, but, as huge fans of (only) Garth Brooks, Kid Rock, Pink Floyd, AC/DC and The Beatles, we only recently found out about this weird technology a couple of months  

Our Beautiful Dark Listed Fantasies

Local musicians and music scribes pick their fave moments of 2010

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 22, 2010
What'cha wanna know? The best songs to walk your dog to? Some album that must be in your collection? The funniest anagram for the band name Freelance Whales? Or maybe you want to recall the best moments of Cincinnati music or MPMF. Whatever your motivation, we brought together local musicians and writers to create over a dozen top 10 lists for your amusement and delight.  

A Year in Film and Music

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Our Beautiful Dark Listed Fantasies: Local musicians and music scribes pick their fave moments of 2010. Whatcha wanna know? The best songs to walk your dog to? Some album that must be in your collection  

Beastie Boys, Clapton and Keith Richards

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 15, 2010
The Beastie Boys have denounced a lot of their early work. Maturity and a social conscious apparently do not allow for songs about Wiffle Ball-bat rape and giant penis stage props. So it was a bit of a shock when it was reported that the Boys’ Adam Yauch is working on a short film based on the trio’s first huge hit, “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!).”  

New Year's Eve Fun

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 15, 2010
How do you want to spend the last night of 2010? You could dance the night away in Northside, toast with champagne in Mount Adams or even skate into 2011 at the Beach Waterpark. Whatever your preference, we've got New Year's Eve events to suit every taste and budget.  

Over the Rhine Holiday Homecoming Weekend

Dec. 17-19 (3 events)

0 Comments · Sunday, December 12, 2010
Longtime folk/rock favorites Over the Rhine celebrate the holiday season and a new album with a special weekend of performances, including their annual "holiday homecoming" concert at the Taft Theatre. The band is offering a special VIP ticket package for events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. WNKU-FM is offering its own weekend packages.   

Weird Albert, Social Music and Hair

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 8, 2010
You would think that between the French’s love of American comedic genius Jerry Lewis, the U.K.’s hilariously awful cuisine and Europe’s running gag about how soccer is the world’s most popular sport, someone would have invited grand parody song master “Weird Al” Yankovic overseas to perform. Until now.