CityBeat’s 2016 Love List will introduce you to, in
a strictly platonic way, 10 passionate Cincinnatians in various
service, creative and philanthropic industries who have turned what they
love into their lifestyles.
Let’s talk about sex, baby. Patty Brisben, Pure
Romance founder and chairwoman, created her company more than two
decades ago with the goal of empowering women to discuss, explore and
learn more about topics of sexuality.
at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the 1980s laid the foundation for an
impressive theatrical career, directing plays and casting movies. In 1995, Ensemble Theatre turned to her at a dark moment when it seemed to be on the brink of closing.
OutReels program director Wolff, Beatty aims to create a festival
dedicated to supporting the creative and critical discussion of LGBTQ
issues via film, which, as the most democratic art form, simultaneously
reaches and engages the mainstream as well.
Although the 1980s were, on the whole, a bad decade for fashion, there was one element it had over today’s styles: 80 percent of it was made in the United
States. Today, we only make about 2 percent of the clothes we wear in