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Robin Hood in Reverse

How universities force working-class students to pay thousands of dollars in hidden fees to athletic departments awash in red ink

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2015
An investigation of the eight largest public universities in Ohio in the Football Bowl Subdivision found that with one exception, college administrators and trustees impose hidden fees and invisible taxes on thousands of students who pay tens of millions of dollars in subsidies to keep money-losing athletic departments afloat.   
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Leftovers: What We Ate This Weekend

A Raid the Garden competition. Everything in OTR. Sugar n' Spice.

{CommentsCant} · Monday, May 4, 2015
Anne Mitchell: What would you make for dinner if you opened your fridge and saw pork jowl, bee pollen, sorrel and ancient-grain bread? If you’re chef Nick Marckwald from Hen of the Woods, you’d make a panzella salad with bacon and French breakfast radishes, and a yogurt and bee pollen dressing. That’s just one of the amazing things I got to taste on Saturday as one of three judge...  
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Your Weekend To Do List (5/1-5/3)

Derby parties! Marathons! Spring food festivals!

{CommentsCant} · Friday, May 1, 2015
Stuff to do for athletes, aesthetes and people who love celebrating spring produce.
FRIDAY Party pre-marathon with the FLYING PIG WEEKEND On your mark, get set and go to the 17th annual Flying Pig Marathon. Come and see thousands of runners and walkers of all skill levels take part in this beloved race (a Boston Marathon qualifier). Stand on the sidelines and cheer or regis...  

Cincinnati vs. The World

Issue of April 28

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Cincinnatians along with others from Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee have taken the fight for same-sex marriage all the way to the Supreme Court, which heard arguments April 28 in a case that could overturn states’ gay marriage bans.   
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This Week's Dining and Food Events

Kentucky Derby parties; Savor the Season at Gorman Heritage Farm; Free Frisch's; Camp Washington turns 75

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Events, tastings, classes and more to feed your inner foodie.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 29Oyster Festival — Washington Platform’s Oyster Festival features more than 40 different oyster menu items. Through May 2. Prices vary. Washington Platform Saloon and Restaurant, 1000 Elm St., Downt...  
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Leftovers: What We Ate This Weekend

Stuff people brought to our house; Mexican food.

{CommentsCant} · Monday, April 27, 2015
Ilene Ross: Thursday night is one of the best nights to head to The Anchor-OTR — not that there’s a bad night — but on Thursday, it’s "Oyster Mania," when oysters are a buck a piece. So a friend and I split a dozen oysters, some grilled octopus and a whole branzino with salt-roasted po...  
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This Week's Dining and Food Events

Eat. Drink. Be merry.

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, April 22, 2015
A beer festival at Listermann Brewing Company, a wine festival in Milford, a food truck competition and the Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State's annual 1 Night 12 Kitchens bash. Plus, Northside's new Urban Artifact brewery opens Monday.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 22Rhinegeist Beer Dinner at Moerlein — The Moerlein Lager House presents a paired beer dinner with Rhinegeist...  

Staff Recommendations for Jake Arrieta

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 21, 2015
In March, Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta made the mistake of telling 
ESPNChicago.com that Cincinnati is worst road city in Major League Baseball.  
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Your Weekend To Do List (4/17-4/19)

Earth Day, Record Store Day, theater premieres, album releases, beer tours, tiny otters, the Indigo Girls and more.

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, April 16, 2015
FRIDAYSee some world premiere theater at NKU's Y.E.S. FESTIVALEvery two years Northern Kentucky University’s Department of Theatre and Dance offers audiences several theatrical adventures when it presents the world premieres of three plays. This year’s 17th biennial “Year End Series” productions are Joe Starzyk’s antic murder mystery and love story, It’s a Grand Night ...  

Green Issue

0 Comments · Thursday, April 16, 2015
This year’s Green Issue focuses on sustainability. With headlines consistently popping up detailing climate change, pollution and energy crises, we should all be "going green," but beyond that we should also be thinking about going sustainable —  whether that's following the 10 simple “green” steps Green Umbrella suggests for your life and home, or taking it a bit further, like the residents of the Earnshaw Ecohouse, who want to be entirely sustainable by 2017.