0 Comments · Wednesday, May 18, 2016
What better way to celebrate a Wednesday than by letting some expert local bartenders make margaritas for you?
by Danny Cross
33 days ago
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Nick Swartsell's “That Which Divides Us” recognized for excellence in public service reporting
The Society of Professional Journalists announced the
winners of its national Sigma Delta Chi awards today, and CityBeat is among the publications receiving recognition. Nick Swartsell’s August
26, 2015 cover story, “That Which Divides Us,” won in the Public Service
category for non-daily publications.That story explored economic segregation in Cincinnati and
has helped foster an ongoing conversation around race and economic issues here.Amid controversy around police shootings of unarmed African
Americans and subsequent civil unrest in cities like Baltimore and Chicago,
Swartsell delved into the persistent socioeconomic factors that feed into
America’s deep problems with race. The site of profound civil unrest in 2001
over the police shooting of Timothy Thomas, Cincinnati is, unfortunately, a
prime place in which to examine these tensions. Swartsell analyzed 2010 Census and 2011-2014 American
Community Survey data on a neighborhood level, even down to the Census tract in
some cases, to present a picture of a city starkly segregated by class and
race, where tensions bubble up from the deep crevices of inequality separating blacks
and whites. The article also incorporated overall median income statistics,
infant mortality rates and other data illustrating the negative impacts of
economic segregation in a city where the nine lowest-income neighborhoods are
predominantly African American and the nine highest-income are predominantly,
in many cases more than 90 percent, white.“That Which Divides Us” traced the history of economic
segregation in Cincinnati and comparable cities across the country, exploring
federal policies, inaction by city officials and other factors to explain why
so many African Americans in Cincinnati grow up and remain in a cycle of
poverty, cordoned off in crumbling and over-policed neighborhoods or caught up
in the justice system’s revolving doors.Finally, the article traced signs of hope — new efforts by
activists and officials to bring economic opportunities to a city that the
Brookings Institute recently ranked 81st in the nation in terms of racially
inclusive economic prosperity.The story was also recognized by national long-form
journalism site Longreads.com, which named it a top pick last year.The Sigma Delta Chi awards highlight the best professional
journalism from publications around the country. News outlets including the
Associated Press, The Washington Post,
The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times are among the 84
Sigma Delta Chi award winners in various newspaper, magazine, television and
radio categories chosen from almost 1,500 entries this year.The award, established in 1932, is named for the original
moniker of the SPJ. The 107-year-old organization is the oldest and one of the
largest in the United States representing professional journalists.This is CityBeat’s
first time winning the award. The complete list of winners can be found here.
0 Comments · Tuesday, December 29, 2015
On Jan. 31, 2016, the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards winners will be announced at the 19th-annual ceremony/show/party at Covington’s Madison Theater. Today we are happy to announce the nominees for the CEAs, which are presented by CityBeat and honor Greater Cincinnati’s rich and eclectic music scene.
0 Comments · Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Bid goodbye to 2015 this New Year’s Eve by partying in the past. Know Theatre and CityBeat’s
eighth-annual Speakeasy Party is a NYE celebration frozen in time —
specifically in the 1920s.
0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
We’ve all heard the phrase “Like a kid in a candy
store,” but you don’t have to be a child to indulge in a smorgasbord of
0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
If Charles Bukowski had a cousin who was
slightly less self-destructive, not at all a womanizer and who lurked in
the deeper shadows of Bukowski, writing in the margins, it would have
been Larry Gross.
0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Longtime CityBeat staffer and columnist Larry Gross passed away on Monday, June 15 at the age of 61.
0 Comments · Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Cincinnati's best arts and nightlife as selected by CityBeat staff.
1 Comment · Wednesday, March 26, 2014
CityBeat's picks for the best arts, music and nightlife happenings in Greater Cincinnati.
0 Comments · Wednesday, March 4, 2015
At a CityBeat party 10 years ago
an acquaintance pulled me aside and asked earnestly, “When you write a
harsh review of a play, do you use a different byline? Is it Tom