First, we have beards. Well, one beard in particular: Garey Faulkner’s. You may have already seen Faulkner and his facial hair glory at Bengals training camp in August, boasting a six-pack of Hudy “Hu-Dey” beer cans delicately coiffed in his chin wool. And if you haven’t seen him yet, don’t worry — thanks to a national sponsorship deal, you’ll soon be seeing a lot more of this Amelia native during NFL promotions this fall.
Second, it’s the 35th anniversary of seminal TV sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati, which broadcast cool music to the masses from a fictional Queen City radio station in the age before MTV — and even helped to inspire our own Music Editor Mike Breen to develop a self-described lifetime obsession with music.
Thirdly, we have a librarian, Steven Kemple of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, making waves in the informational tome home of the library’s main branch with some avant-garde programming and a slightly off-putting full-body gorilla suit. His programming continues all fall and throughout the next calendar year.
Lastly, we offer a list of people, places, arts, music and events in Cincinnati this fall — from the MidPoint Music Festival to a live performance from illusionists Penn & Teller to an evening with George Takei — to keep you entertained through the holidays. And being entertained is cool, right?Check out the entire Cool Issue here.
— Maija Zummo