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Cincinnati's Broner Scores Fifth Round TKO, Loses Title

{CommentsCant} · Monday, July 23, 2012
Cincinnati's Adrien "The Problem" Broner won the fight Saturday night, but he lost the title. Broner, contracted to defend his WBO Junior Lightweight title (130 pounds) against Vicente Escobedo on Saturday in a fight broadcast nationally on HBO, failed to make weight, coming in more than three pounds heavy. The undefeated Broner automatically lost his title, while Escobedo, who faced more risk...  

Hometown Boxer Adrien Broner to Defend Title on Saturday

Westwood resident will defend Junior Lightweight World Champion title at U.S. Bank Arena

{CommentsCant} · Friday, July 20, 2012
Cincinnati resident and elite boxing prospect Adrien "The Problem" Broner will make his second WBO Junior Lightweight World Champion title defense at the U.S. Bank Arena Saturday. The Cincinnati pugilist (23-0, 19 knockouts), who lives in Westwood, faces Vicente Escobedo (26-3, 15 knockouts). The fight will be broadcast on HBO's Boxing After Dark and represents the next step in a career that ...  

Building a New Metropolis

Local filmmaker explores the challenges facing America’s first suburbs

1 Comments · Wednesday, November 4, 2009
It it perceived that talented and creative people leave our cities and others for bigger and supposedly better environs. But Cincinnati resident and award-winning documentary filmmaker Andrea Torrice claims our city as inspiration.   

Film: The New Metropolis

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Local filmmaker Andrea Torrice's 'The New Metropolis' is a two-part documentary series that explores complex challenges facing America's first suburbs, communities that were built after World War II. PBS currently is airing the series throughout the country. WCET will broadcast the documentary's first episode, "A Crack in the Pavement," Sunday and the second part, "The New Neighbors," Nov. 15. Local watch parties are being organized around the broadcasts.  

Lit: Michael Pollan

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Michael Pollan, a New York Times contributing writer and journalism professor at the University of California, Berkeley, has helped frame “the food issue” with two best-selling books. The Omnivore’s Dilemma explores the ecological and ethical dimensions of industrial, organic and hunter-gatherer food chains. In Defense of Food examines the question of what we should eat in the setting Pollan identifies as “nutritionism,” which focuses on specific nutrients like Omega-3s or anti-oxidants instead of whole foods. He speaks at 1 p.m. at the Cintas Center.  

Michael Pollan Makes Food Political

Learn to vote with your fork

2 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Why are questions about where we get our food, how we eat it and the consequences for ourselves and our society so salient? For author Michael Pollan, it’s because we are recognizing new and old options for how we behave and the fact that our choices make a difference.  

Lit: James Braziel

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Who would have thought Cincinnati was a breeding ground for dystopian fiction? A few months after local writer Peter Seidel published 2045: A Story of our Future, novelist and poet James Braziel gives us his new speculative fiction, Snakeskin Road. Released by Random House in August, Snakeskin Road is the story of a near-future Southern United States devastated by encroaching deserts, severe weather, mass die-offs and desperate attempts to escape farther north. He discusses and signs his novel at 7 p.m. at Joseph-Beth.  

Peter Seidel Forecasts the Future

Cincinnati author fast-forwards growth and global warming in 2045

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Cincinnati author and architect Peter Seidel places his first novel, '2045: A Story of Our Future,' clearly in the tradition of dystopian fiction classics '1984' and 'Brave New World' and James Kunstler's recent 'World Made by Hand.' Seidel talks with CityBeat about his new book.  

Making Streets for Everyone

'Complete Streets' movement includes pedestrians and bicycles

1 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2009
For decades, Cincinnati's leaders have bemoaned the loss of people and businesses to distant suburbs and other cities. Cincinnati City Councilwoman Roxanne Qualls thinks an important part of restoring vibrant city living is by appealing to those who want to do more than just drive through the Queen City. "If you design streets for traffic, you get traffic," she recently told an audience at the Mercantile Library.  

Farewell, Wall Street

David Korten heralds agenda for a new economic model

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 10, 2009
David Korten decided early on to devote his life to a noble cause addressing world poverty and spent years in Africa, Central America and Asia setting up schools to bring American business ideas to developing countries.