Geeking Out over 'Game of Thrones'

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2014
When it comes to a series that transports viewers to another world and forces us to connect with countless characters, only to have them hurled into a different direction (cue the “Red Wedding” reaction reel), Game of Thrones (Season Premiere, 9 p.m. Sunday, HBO) is king.  

Indulging in Vices for a Different Kind of News

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Over the course of the second season of Vice we’ll delve into Evangelical support for Israel in the American Bible Belt, climate change in Greenland, bonded laborers in Pakistan’s brick kilns and other international stories of politics and culture from a wide range of correspondents.  

Winter 2014 TV Preview

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 31, 2013
New year, new shows! After holiday hiatus, primetime programs continue, new series begin and established shows return with new seasons. Here’s a look at what’s to come, plus additional premieres in this week’s listings.  

Cincinnati Cyclones Reach out to Local Community

1 Comment · Wednesday, November 6, 2013
If the Cincinnati Cyclones had a motto, it would be “Community First.”  The professional minor league hockey team has earned plenty of bragging rights, from its two recent Kelly Cup championships to the fact that the team has made the playoffs every season except three since its inception in 1990.   

The Return of AMC's 'Not Suitable For Work'-place Series

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 8, 2013
I was tricked into watching Small Town Security (10 p.m. Thursdays, AMC) during its premiere last summer. The reality workplace comedy following a Georgia private security company immediately followed each episode of the first half of Breaking Bad’s final season.  

It's a Very, Very Mad World

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 3, 2013
With this sixth and penultimate season of Mad Men comes a new work space, an updated group of partners and a fresh start for SCDP, the people who work there, and, likely, the other “mad” characters that make this show so captivating.  

Living and Undead Present Equal Threat Post-Apocalypse

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Sure, everyone loves a good walker-bashing scene, but it’s the human element of the series that elevates The Walking Dead as a critically acclaimed and commercially successful drama.  

Summer TV Preview

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Ever since the days of Stick Stickly (Nickelodeon’s popsicle stick seasonal host of the ’90s), I’ve loved me some summer television. When you get burnt out on bikinis and barbeques, crank up the AC, crack open a beer and check out these summer shows.   

Institute of Medicine, HBO Team Up For Heavy Documentary

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The ignorant, beer-bellied McDonald’s masticator: It’s a punchline of American society. But the fact that nearly 70 percent of American adults are overweight or obese is not a joke — and the makers of The Weight of the Nation (8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, HBO) show that it’s more detrimental to our country than many believe.   
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Public Budget Talks to Begin Next Week

City's 2012-13 budget open for community discussion

Want to offer your two-cents on how the city of Cincinnati's 2012-13 budget should be structured? City leaders want to hear it, too. Beginning next week, there will be a series of open discussions in which citizens can voice their greatest concerns as they relate to the development of the city's newest budget plan. There are three ways to voice your opinion about the direction of the next city budget: In-person community meetings: Monday, April 16, 6:30 p.m.                 Dunham Recreation Center, 4356 Dunham Lane, Price HIll Tuesday, April 17, 6:30 p.m.         College Hill Recreation Center5545 Belmont Ave., College Hill Tuesday, April 17, 6 p.m.              The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton CountyAvondale Branch, 3566 Reading Road, AvondaleElectronic Bulletin Boards: Answer guided discussion questions here or here. Surveys:A sample of surveys will be distributed to residents to identify budget priorities, plus there will be a survey available online. According to the city's press release, the community meetings are intended to function not as a "free-for-all" situation in which citizens take turns expressing opinions, but a civilized discussion to identify budget priorities facilitated by a third party. Once consultants assess public input and compare it to already-existing programs and initiatives, the feedback will be organized for presentation to Cincinnati City Council, which will make the ultimate decisions on 2012-13 budget priorities. Find current budget documents here.