by Amber Hemmerle
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Cincinnati's most buzzworthy tweets of the week
Each week our intern Amber will be exploring what
Cincinnatians are interested in by scouring the local Twitter trends and
reporting on what she’s found. From serious tweets to goofy hashtags, she’ll
highlight what Cincy’s been buzzing about. So get to tweeting, folks.
Either you love it or you hate this zombie show — but if you
hate it, just keep your stinking mouth shut. Seriously, though, now that
football is over, it seems like Sundays are devoted to TWD in Cincinnati. New characters and old ones constantly dying off
either give viewers something to look forward to or break their hearts each
week. I think everyone can come to a consensus that Lizzie is a little, um,
psycho. Plus, three new characters, from the comic, were introduced last week.
What are you looking forward to in the next episode?
Tuesday, Feb. 18 was National Drink Wine Day. According to
NationalWineDay.org the purpose of the day is to spread the love and health
benefits of wine, so I’ll drink to that. If you celebrate wine every day, like
me, check out these local wine events:
WineStation Wednesdays: Free, every Wednesday from 4-7 p.m.
at The Wine Merchant.Wine Tasting: Free, every Friday from 4-8 p.m. at DEPS Fine
Wines.Saturday Afternoon Tastings with David: $10 monthly through
July 2014, Noon-5 p.m. at Water Tower Fine Wines.Cincinnati International Wine Festival: $40, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
March 8 at Duke Energy Convention Center.
Trending, not necessarily because of his performance, but
because of the emotional post-race interview he had with Christin Cooper.
Miller’s brother, also a skier, passed away in 2012. Cooper pressed him with
questions about his win and his brother, even after he shed tears. Where do you
draw the line and become a person again instead of fishing for that next great
quote? There were people arguing both sides; some say she was doing her job and
others believe she went too far. As someone studying in this field, I think she
was doing her job. See the interview here and decide for
yourself. Miller, however, did not blame Cooper, tweeting:
Lorde won International Female Artist, Bruno Mars won
International Male Artist and David Bowie won British Solo Male Artist. There
might not have been any Miley moments, but they did have some fabulous
fashionistas in attendance from the States. Queen Bey made that green gown her
bitch and Katy Perry glowed, literally, during her performance of Dark Horse.
The one thing that the Brit Awards does have on us: Awesome English accents.
Jimmy Fallon started this brilliant hashtag. You’ve done it
too: Thought a song said something, belted it out and got funny looks from all
of your friends. Trends like this are just fun:
“Dirty deeds, Dunder
Chief…”“Got me feeling so
fried like a cheese stick…”“Excuse me while I
kiss this guy...”The entire Kidzbop
version of “Thrift Shop”
Votto was in the
running to be the Face of MLB Competition, but was eliminated by Felix
Hernandez of the Mariners by a margin of just .8 percent. Votto was the
reigning champ from the 2013 in the Twitter competition, but fell short this
year. Although Votto might have lost, Reds fans can rejoice in the fact that
Opening Day is now less than two months away. Voting continues on Twitter if
you are interested, click here for the bracket.
Other trending topics:
MVP, True Detective, Tornado Watch, #GhettoJeopardy, UNC, #USAvsCanada and
0 Comments · Wednesday, December 19, 2012
'Twas the week before Christmas, and on the small screen,
TV options appeared few and far between;
The DVR’s ready to record some new shows, And provide a distraction from winter woes.
by Jac Kern
German weekend is
upon us. Cincinnati hosts the largest Oktoberfest
in North America, bringing 500,000 people downtown to enjoy beer and bratwurst,
music and dancing. Oktoberfest takes over Fifth Street between Broadway and
Vine from noon-midnight Friday, 11 a.m.-midnight Saturday and 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday. Between filling up on Dunkel and sauerkraut, stop by the CityBeat booth
to pickup the official Oktoberfest guide, register for prizes and buy tickets
to next week’s MidPoint Music Festival. We’ll be accepting credit cards only because
staff members can’t be trusted with cash it’s 2012, so come see your
favorite staffers and get a wristband while they last!
If the food,
booze, polka dancers and giant crowds don’t interest you, The Wahl Mobile
Barbershop will be on hand Saturday and Sunday offering free shaves and facial
hair trims to area gents. They’ll also be scouting for the Wahl Man of
Cincinnati, so if you think you’ve got the best beard or mustache in town,
show off your scruff! The winner will receive $500 and go on to compete for a
national title. Whisker Wars much?
pop art lover hasn’t dreamed of going back in time and hanging out at Andy
Warhol’s Factory? Imagine: artists and socialites gathering to see and be seen,
creative producing interesting works, music and drinks abound. Warhol may have
come and gone, but on Friday night we can get a taste of what it was like as
the Contemporary Arts Center hosts Machine:
Andy Warhol and Photography. Coinciding with the Warhol exhibit is Green Acres: Artists Farming Fields,
Greenhouses and Abandoned Lots, which looks at farming as activism and an
art form. Friday’s dual opening reception is will be a feast for the senses
with a DJ set by VHS or Beta and a photo booth projecting Factory-style screen
tests across the museum. The party beings at 8 p.m. and is $10, free for
Buff your bowling
ball and mix up a White Russian, because Esquire Theatre hosts The Big Lebowski
Quote-a-thon Saturday. Don your bed Dude ensemble for a
costume contests, test your Lebowski trivia knowledge and participate
throughout the screening by quoting your favorite lines. The movie begins at
Nerds unite! The
Cincinnati Comic Expo runs through Sunday at Duke Energy Convention Center,
kicking off with a Geek Prom Friday. The expo will also feature arcades,
panels, cosplay and even something called sci-fi speed dating! Of course, many
attend to meet stars involved in comics, television and movies – guests include
Star Wars’ fight and light saber choreographer Nick Gillard, Green Power Ranger
Jason David Frank and Chandler Riggs, better known as Carl "Get out of here!" Grimes from The Walking Dead. Go here for
ticket pricing, a full event lineup and more information
and fall fashion spreads can often lead to budget woes. A change in seasons inspires
finding fresh duds, but if you’ve got a full closet and empty bank account,
you’re kinda stuck with what you’ve got. Enter Swappy Seconds,
Casablanca Vintage and Chicken Lays an Egg’s clothing swap. Here’s how it
works: Pick at least five items from your wardrobe that are clean and in great
condition, drop ‘em off at Mayday in Northside starting at 2 p.m Sunday. The
ladies of Chicken and Casablanca will sort and arrange all these clothes, shoes and accessories, then open
the doors at 3:30 pm. For $3 you can return and pick through the goods while
enjoying Mayday drinks and dogs. And guys: this isn’t just for the ladies! The
more who participate, the more treasures for the pickin’. You’ll clean out your
closet and supplement your wardrobe
for (300) pennies!
Check out our To
Do picks and full calendar for more arts, theater and events to check out this
0 Comments · Wednesday, February 8, 2012
When filmmaker George Romero directed 1968’s Night of the Living Dead,
he surely had no clue zombies would turn into a cultural phenomenon.
While tons of horror films give way to camp, sex or bad special effects,
Living Dead remains a classic and has prompted a cult of the zombie-obsessed.