John Hughes’ Breakfast Club
Brat Pack had it all: a brain, a jock, an artist, a princess and a bad
boy. And since we can’t ask fictional characters what motivates them to
put pants on to leave the house once it drops below 60 degrees, we found
our own Cincinnati Brat Pack.
Pam Kravetz (pamkravetzart.com) is
a multi-hyphenate fiber artist, arts educator, founder of the
knitting/crochet street art gang Cincinnati BombShells (under the
pseudonym Pinky Shears) and a performer.
Floyd “Floyd from Ohio” Johnson is the
founder of Ohio Against the World, a lifestyle brand featuring
everything from hats and T-shirts to lighters, flags, and soon,
skateboards sporting the ubiquitous bold and capitalized slogan, “Ohio
Against the World."
Tracey Lynn Conrad established the volunteer Young Philanthropist Society of Cincinnati (ypscincinnati.org)
to raise awareness for nonprofit organizations in Cincinnati while
developing a commitment to philanthropy among the next generation of
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.