Peter and the Starcatcher (Review)

Laughing all the way to Neverland

· Mar 16, 2015 09:30 am

For anyone yearning to return to childhood for a few hours — reveling in clever wordplay, fart jokes and an adventure won “against impossible odds” — this show is a must-see. ...

The Marvelous Wonderettes (Review)

It's their party

· Mar 16, 2015 09:05 am

When I attended the Covedale Center’s production of The Marvelous Wonderettes at a Sunday matinee, there were no young people in attendance.

Confounding Conversations

Tracey Scott Wilson's plays keep people talking about race in America

· Mar 25, 2015 08:47 am

Tracey Scott Wilson, whose recent play Buzzer opens this week at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park (it’s onstage through April 19), once said in an interview, “The biggest issue we have in this country is race, and it’s an issue that Americans don’t talk about much. ...

Detroit '67 (Review)

The fires of 'Detroit '67' are still burning

· Mar 20, 2015 08:24 am

In late July 1967 more than 10,000 citizens of Detroit rioted. Police had raided a blind pig — an unauthorized after-hours hangout very much like the one Chelle and Lank have established in their family’s basement — where more than 80 patrons, all African-American, had gathered to celebrate the return of a Vietnam veteran. ...


Morning News and Stuff

Streetcar expansion would be costly, Duke says; sales tax increase goes into effect Wednesday; officials make no arrests in one third of U.S. murder cases

· Mar 30, 2015 10:20 am

Good morning Cincy! It’s finally getting to be bike commuting weather again, and I couldn’t be happier about it. I’ve missed showing up to work all sweaty and out of breath with terrible helmet hair, and I’m sure my coworkers have missed it as well. Anyway, enough about my transportation...

Leftovers: What We Ate This Weekend

Sung Korean Bistro. Salazar. Dean's Mediterranean. Goetta.

· Mar 30, 2015 09:21 am

Each week CityBeat staffers and dining writers tell you what they ate this weekend. We're not always proud — or trendy — but we definitely spend at least some money on food. Surprisingly, no one ate Indian food. Nick Swartsell: Continuing what's become an...

Opening Day: Parties and Pre-Games

Places to get drunk and watch the Reds game during Cincinnati's annual "sick day"

· Mar 30, 2015 09:00 am

Nobody does Opening Day like Cincinnati. And, let's be real, since no one's going to work, here are some parties and bars (and some other associated events) where you can pregame before the Reds take on the Pirates at 4:10 p.m. April 6. GET STARTED EARLY HERE:Christian Moerlein Brewing...


Heartbreak at Know Theatre

· Mar 30, 2015 12:32 am

When I was a teenager, I devoured comic books ... I haven’t spent much time with those stories or characters for years, but Know Theatre’s production of Hearts Like Fists took me back to the days of two-dimensional characters, clear delineation between good and evil and lots of slam-bam action.

New Art Movie Predicts Moon Tourism's Future

· Mar 25, 2015 08:51 am

It’s not unusual for visual artists to choose film/video as a medium — Ragnar Kjartansson’s A Lot of Sorrow recently showed here and several videos were part of the Cincinnati Art Museum’s Eyes on the Street exhibit. ...

Society Reborn

Latria Roberts is breathing new life into the decades-old Cincinnati Film Society

· Mar 18, 2015 01:16 pm

Passion almost led Mount Healthy native Latria Roberts to flee Cincinnati for a life in the big(ger) city — somewhere like Los Angeles or New York. ...

Sole Searching for Ethical Fashion

· Mar 11, 2015 12:23 pm

Deciphering the origin of your coffee or fruit and vegetables may be easier today than a decade ago, but accountable apparel companies are still hard to find.

'Buzzer' Is More About People Than Place

· Mar 30, 2015 12:16 am

Tracey Scott Wilson is a playwright unafraid of the prickly issues of contemporary life. In Buzzer at the Cincinnati Playhouse, she tells a story that could be set in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine. (It’s actually in New York City.) ...

Stage or Screen?

· Mar 18, 2015 01:26 pm

I had a conversation recently with someone who loves going to the movies but seldom heads to the theater. She asked why she should consider changing her habits. ...