It’s funny how age changes people; I’m still a nerd, I just embrace it now. The people whose company I enjoy the most are those whose eyes I watch light up when conversation turns to something they’re passionate about. “Cool” isn’t the popular kid slouching in his chair. What’s “cool” are the things that make your eyes light up. The things that make you want to butt into a conversation and speak your mind. The things you read books about just for fun.
This year’s Cool Issue offers readers a goulash of 41 events, art happenings, food, drinks and other neat stuff to do, learn and experience to help you live the good life in Cincinnati this fall, whether you were high school’s art kid, science nerd, amateur foodie, band geek, history buff or a little of all of the above.
Scour shows at the redux Southgate House Revival, bike the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, pick M&M’s off a hand-dipped caramel apple or figure out WTF is up with Cincinnati’s cryptic Toynbee tiles.
CityBeat readers, there’s a zero percent chance that everything in this guide will pique your interest, because “cool” means something different to everyone. Take the time to find what does.
— Hannah McCartney, Project Editor
- Let's Get Musi-Cool
Nine little things to loook for from nine big local music happenings
- Pleasure without Pretense
Eight ways to try something new without feeling phony
- Apple Time
12 local apple-y adaptations
- Hey, Have You Seen This?
Four little-known Cincinnati treasures
- The Looking Glass
Eight interpretations of autumn art