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.
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