It’s been many years since I’ve listened
to Top 40 radio and while there are moments where I want to jump out of
the moving car (the repetition is the worst part of it), it hasn’t been
that bad of an experience.
My 10 favorite albums of 2014 (minus
Beyoncé’s last-minute 2013 surprise, the fascinating new D’Angelo
record, which I’ve only listened to a handful of times since it dropped
Dec. 15, and the new Spoon, which, though reliably stellar, sounds
pretty much like the last five Spoon albums since D’s last one, Voodoo, hit 15 years ago).
CityBeat’s crack team of dining
writers have the difficult job of getting paid to eat and imbibe at
Cincinnati’s newest restaurants and dining concepts, engage with
talented local chefs and spot booze and food trends — from street eats
and fried chicken to any new-brew coffee variation and bars with
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.