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The Art of Being a Cool Librarian

Music Librarian Steven Kemple strives to keep the library relevant through experimental programming

2 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
 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.    

Cool Issue 2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
 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.   

Vaunted Visage

Garey Faulkner parlays a one-time bet into success as a beard model

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
The Amelia native and onetime pro BMX biker has parlayed his massive (and still growing) beard into something he never thought possible: a living.  
  

Livin’ on the Air in Cincinnati

On its 35th anniversary, WKRP in Cincinnati’s fictional program director and real-life local radio counterpart discuss the legendary sitcom

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
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.    

Cool Stuff Happening This Fall

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Events, art and music to jam-pack your fall with coolness.
  

WKRP's Musical Legacy

6 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
 WKRP in Cincinnati debuted 35 years ago when I was a child just developing what turned out to be a lifetime obsession with music.  

Cool Issue 2012

41 ways to see and experience the best stuff in Cincinnati this fall

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 5, 2012
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.  

Let's Get Musi-Cool

Nine little things to look for from nine big local music happenings

2 Comments · Wednesday, September 5, 2012
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.   

Pleasure without Pretense

Eight ways to try something new without feeling phony

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 5, 2012
“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.   

Apple Time

12 local apple-y adaptations

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Summer’s the soggy time of year. It’s steamy, but when fall rolls around, you’ve got a chance at staying starched. Fall’s the crisp season; fall’s an apple.
  

Hey, Have You Seen This?

Four little-known Cincinnati treasures

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 5, 2012
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.  

The Looking Glass

Eight interpretations of autumn art

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 5, 2012
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.  

Looney Tunes

John Kasich: Congressman, Fox News host, governor … aspiring music critic?

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 14, 2011
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.
  

Advice for a Bob Evans Enthusiast

Dear Gov. Kasich, expand your horizons and taste what the Queen City has to offer

1 Comment · Wednesday, September 14, 2011
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.    

Cool Things To Do This Fall

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 14, 2011
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 shopping.