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Over-the-Rhine: When Beer Was King

Michael Morgan, The History Press

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 2, 2011
My first thought was, given Over-the-Rhine’s lengthy (if roller-coaster-styled) history as a drinking and entertainment district, “When wasn’t beer king in OTR?” But, really, the modern volume of lager pales in consideration of the way things used to be. A century ago, the embattled city core was home to several hundred taverns and more than a dozen breweries.  

The Four Stages of Cruelty

Keith Hollihan, Thomas Dunne Books

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Lurid, profane and immensely dark, Keith Hollihan’s descent into the annals of Ditmarsh Penitentiary makes for a serviceable, pulpy page-turner. It’s a mystery thriller that follows the misadventures of Corrections Officer Kali Williams as she uncovers plots of torture and murder that have been carried out by corrupt guards.  

Onstage: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Wrap yourself in the rich musical legacy of the African-American experience to commemorate Black History Month with 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: An Evening of Classical Music by African American Composers.' Vocalists R. DeAndre Smith, Kelly J. Walls and LaTanya Foster perform Classical, Spiritual and Musical Theater works written by African-American composers.  

Onstage: The Importance of Being Ernest

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Dennis Murphy directs Oscar Wilde's tale of double lives, love and frivolity in 19th-century London. The satire concerns the paradoxes of the Victorian age. The play is produced by the Drama Workshop, which has brought classics to local stages since 1954. $15. Performances are Friday-Sunday and Feb 24-26 at Westwood Town Hall (3017 Harrison Ave., Westwood).  

Events: Recycling and Landfill Tour

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Cincinnati Parks is hosting a tour of the Rumpke landfill for home school families. Children and their parents will learn about how recycling and reuse happens in nature at the LaBoiteaux Woods Nature Center (5400 Lanius Lane, College Hill), break for lunch and continue on to a landfill tour at Mt. Rumpke. Programming is intended for children ages 8-11 years.  

Anticipation Is Half the Fun

Bridal events for your wedding planning pleasure

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Though all of the variables can seem overwhelming, preparing for the big day can be practically as exciting as the celebration itself. The cake, the dress, the invitation list and the music are just a few of the many choices for brides- and grooms-to-be to make, and bridal events and exhibitions make the process fun.  

Getting Bed Bugs to Bug Off

1 Comments · Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Sometimes your enemy is so terrible that you have to hire a hitman to take care of the problem. Richard Tyree is a mercenary who handles some of the nastiest and smallest characters you'll encounter: Tyree kills bed bugs with heat.  

Bucket of Paint, Hold the Fumes

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 12, 2011
You know that new paint smell you get when you roll out the latex on your living room walls? It's not good for you. In fact, these volatile organic compounds (VOCs) might irritate your sinuses and lungs. This is where Mythic Paint enters the picture. Mythic Paint is the green alternative and has more than 1,200 colors available to beautify your walls.  

Community Supported Agriculture

A simple idea that makes a big impact

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 5, 2011
The Earth Shares CSA (Community Supported Agriculture program) at Grailville in Loveland is a simple idea that makes a big impact. Participants, or shareholders, buy and work for a share of a farm and then take home part of the vegetables yielded by that farm every week during the growing season. Membership Coordinator Jennifer Russell says members typically have fresh, local produce every week from late May through October and sometimes even November.  

Training Personally

Moving toward your fitness goals

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Personal trainer Charlie Levine says his classes are all about moving objects (like dumb bells) through space or moving yourself through space. Many times fitness programs are too targeted, working only abdominals for example, and yield disappointing results. "I teach people how to move and, through that, to get results," Levine says.