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Digging Deep

Remembering six unique CityBeat cover stories from 2014

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Some were news stories, yes, but this past year of work also happened to include explorations of the strange world of reality TV, the questionable practices of a group of for-profit art show promoters and the wide world of ridesharing, along with more straightforward examinations of complicated urban issues.

Cincinnati Entertainment Award Nominees for 2015 Announced

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The nominees for the 18th annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards showcase strength and diversity of Greater Cincinnati's music scene.

In Defense of Doing Social Things During the Holiday Season

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Events, attractions and light shows for friends, family and more.  

What Was It Like When...Gannett Started a Weekly?

0 Comments · Monday, November 17, 2014
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  

1994: Urban Redevelopment and the Future of Cincinnati

The Story: “Toe-to-Toe in Over-the-Rhine,” issue of Nov. 17, 1994

0 Comments · Thursday, November 13, 2014
Ah, Volume 1, Issue 1, sporting that new newspaper smell.  

1995: Rise of the Religious Right

The Story: “On Strings and a Prayer,” issue of July 6, 1995

0 Comments · Thursday, November 13, 2014
Issue 3 was a painful blot on Cincinnati’s civic psyche, marking the city’s official anti-gay stance for 11 long years.  

1996: Those Damn Stadiums

The Story: “2 Minute Warning,” issues of Feb. 22 & 29 and March 7, 1996

0 Comments · Thursday, November 13, 2014
Looking back over 20 years, it’s fascinating to review the CityBeat archives to see how hundreds of people, decisions and events built Cincinnati into what it is today.  

1997: Emerging Underground Arts

The Story: “Breaking Through,” issue of Feb. 6, 1997

0 Comments · Thursday, November 13, 2014
Rick Pender has been writing about Cincinnati’s live theater scene for almost 30 years now.  

1998: Arts Spurring Downtown Development

The Story: “Building a Better City,” issue of Feb. 5, 1998

0 Comments · Thursday, November 13, 2014
By the mid-’90s, the Contemporary Arts Center and its downtown surroundings were struggling.  

1999: Please?

The Story: “That’s Soooo Cincinnati!,” issue of Sept. 16, 1999

0 Comments · Thursday, November 13, 2014
When you live in a middling Rust Belt city in a vanilla Midwestern state with exactly average demographics, you cling to anything remotely unique about being a Cincinnatian.