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All the News that Fits (the Budget)

NKU forum explores whether print journalism still matters

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 10, 2010
It's no secret that the rise of Internet advertising has corresponded with a shrinking advertiser base for newspapers. There were 689 cities with at least two daily newspapers a century ago, according to Dr. Sam Schulhofer-Wohl of Princeton University. Now it's more like a dozen. Whether this is a death knell or a wake up call, however, is a matter of opinion.  

The Little Book Of Absinthe (Review)

Paul Owens and Paul Nathan - Pedigree

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 3, 2010
It might be looked upon as a book of cocktail recipes for connoisseurs of underground history or perhaps a lurid history book for those looking for a harder ride than Gentleman Jack can offer. The Little Green Book of Absinthe: An Essential Companion with Lore, Trivia and Classic and Contemporary Cocktails has many faces — all with bloodshot eyes and all flavored with the mystique of the green fairy.  

Mount Adams

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 23, 2010
The Hill is alive, and you probably can’t afford the rent. Well, maybe, but the paradox is that if you pay your rent you’re probably not going to be able to drink like we’re recommending below — and then the whole avoiding-the-DUI-by-walking-from-your-home-to-the-bar-and-back-again-thing is kind of moot.  

Save Our Strays CD Release Party

Feb. 5 • Northside Tavern

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Northside Tavern hosts a party Friday to benefit the local Save Our Strays (SOS) animal rescue. Local bands Buckra, Daughters & Sons and Nathan Holscher & the Ohio 5 perform their standards as well as tracks from the new SOS album, 'Free Lap Dances Volume 5: Friends With Benefits.'  

Music: Esme Kenney Memorial Benefit Concert

0 Comments · Monday, January 25, 2010
Esme Kenny was by all accounts a 13-years-old prodigy — an intellectually and creatively gifted seventh grader at the School for the Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) — when she was murdered last year near her home in the woods east of Winton Road. To benefit her memorial sculpture, there will be a silent auction and live performances at the Northside Tavern including Kim Taylor, The Hider, Ric Hordinski and more.  

Love Boats, Enchanted Forests and More

Alternative venues contribute to unique weddings and receptions

0 Comments · Monday, January 25, 2010
Weddings and receptions can occur anywhere. They don’t have to be in a church or a rented hall. They could be outdoors or at your favorite bar or an art museum. They could even be on a boat.  

Wedding 101

Bridal events help you sort your options

0 Comments · Monday, January 25, 2010
The number of variables that go along with planning a wedding can feel overwhelming. But bridal exhibitions and conventions make it easier to sort out the lists of what you want, what you can afford and what’s available.  

Longtime Indie Radio Shows Move to New Station

Latest casualties of WAIF turmoil

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Ideologically speaking, the local radio programs 'Every Woman' and 'Alternating Currents' are cornerstones of independent media. The movements they give voice to (women's music and LGBT news and issues, respectively) were foundational to WAIF-FM, which both shows have called home for more than 30 years. Last month both jumped ship to Media Bridges' emerging low-power FM station, WVQC.  

Attractions: Guided Tour of the Krohn Conservatory

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 19, 2010
A stroll through the Krohn Conservatory’s steamy indoor rainforest (aka the Palm House) or the arid Desert House is an exhilarating escape from the icy grip of winter. The Tropical House is also therapeutic. Free iPod tours are available anytime and you can hire a tour guide for 1-20 people anytime.  

Holiday: Santacon

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 8, 2009
If you have a Santa suit or a Mrs. Claus outfit (you can dress as an elf, too, but these are frowned upon) you can be a part of Santacon — a Christmas-themed bar crawl. All you do is sign up on the Santacon Web site, dress up and take direction from text messages on where to go next. In a guerilla style hike, Santas converge on different locations (mostly bars) around the city to sing songs and spread merriment wherever they go. Noon.