There’s a serious reason behind
everything Kemple is doing with music programming at the Main Library,
even if it sometimes means wearing the gorilla suit he got as a wedding
present three years ago. He’s championing libraries as a source for
experimentalism — a place to “blow minds,” in his words — and is part of
a national movement to do sO.
Ok. So, obviously using the word “cool”
to describe something is, in fact, decidedly “uncool,” but that’s not
going to stop us from labeling the following people, places and things
as cool Cincinnati shit of which you should definitely take note.
Thirty-five years ago, writer/producer
Hugh Wilson transformed his chance bar meeting with an Atlanta radio
station’s ad rep into one of television’s quirkiest and most cultishly
beloved situational comedies.
After one of the best summers for music in Cincinnati in a
long time, autumn is going to have to offer up a lot of cool musical
happenings to avoid season envy. Luckily for those of us who live and
love Greater Cincinnati, it appears the momentum of the summer is
definitely going to carry over.
“Pretentious” is a dirty word — we call it an effort to
be perceived favorably by our peers by practicing unnatural behavior.
Does the fear of seeming hoity-toity mean we should avoid all the finer
things in life? Fall in Cincinnati is full of happenings that could be
called cavalier, but there’s nothing wrong with test-driving the
highfalutin life — just because you can.
One of the great things about fall is that the cooler
temperatures allow humans to walk around outside without getting sweat
mustaches. It’s perfect weather for wandering the city to investigate
Cincinnati’s sometimes-hidden treasures. Let’s start with historic and move our way to weird.
Because art is a subjective interpretation, you can find inspiration wherever you may look this season — but we’ve broken it down
into some fun and affordable suggestions. Take a ride, behold the
scenery and enjoy the last of the fall weather before things get too
cool for the winter.
In 1999, a young Ohio State alum named
John Kasich was featured in a newspaper article about his potential run
for President of the United States. Nothing out of the ordinary there.
But what was a bit strange, in hindsight, was the way the paper (the San Francisco Chronicle, no less) described this young buck looking to become the most powerful man on the planet.
I’m pretty sure that Gov. John Kasich has
more important things to think about than his favorite restaurant. But
it is clear that Kasich thinks that Bob Evans is pretty damned cool.
During his campaign last year, it was reported that Kasich staffers had
to set all Bob Evans locations into the GPS devices in campaign cars,
although one staffer noted that it really wasn’t necessary since Kasich
knew where they all were located anyway.
This year marks the second anniversary of Cincinnati’s Crafty Supermarket Holiday Show,
a gathering of more than 50 local crafters, artists and designers
making it easy to find those special gifts for all your holiday