Arts & Culture

Flower to the People

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 16, 2015
In the mid-20th century, British florist, author and educator Constance Spry taught generations of homemakers how to decorate their homes in ways that were unconventional, yet highly accessible.  

The Elementz of His Style

Youth-center alum returns to teach graffiti art after making a name for himself

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 16, 2015
As an artist with practically an alphabet for a name, it’s fitting that Max Unterhaslberger hones in on one’s signature as a basis for art.

Sealed with a 'Kiss'

Matt Morris dances the line between artist and curator in CAC show

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 10, 2015
How does an artist simultaneously perform the sometimes-contradictory role of curator, sensitively arranging their own artwork within the framework of an institution, while being deliberately transparent about the slipperiness of holding both roles? 

Final Thoughts on the 2015 Cincy Fringe

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The 2015 Cincinnati Fringe Festival wrapped up last Saturday, but the glow continues.   

Noble Denim Founders Launch Socially Conscious Athletic Apparel Company

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Noble Denim conquered the world with their Cincinnati- and Tennessee-based line of handmade denim jeans, and now founders Abby and Chris Sutton and their team are venturing into a collection of organic cotton knit basics called Victor Athletics in hopes to make more of an impact with U.S.-hewn apparel.


0 Comments · Friday, June 5, 2015
Schlockmeister Max Bialystock (Mike Sherman) and accountant Leo Bloom (Spenser Smith) have the same aspiration. As Bloom sings in an opening number of The Producers, “I wanna be a producer.”  

Great Choices From the 2015 Cincy Fringe

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Just four more days for the 2015 Cincy Fringe. CityBeat’s review team has been covering each show’s opening, giving Critic’s Picks to “must-see” productions. Here are a half-dozen edited clips, in case you need tips for shows to consider. Find more picks and full reviews of the 40-plus productions at citybeat.com.  

Why the Public Library Once Collected Snails

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 3, 2015
The idea for this column started, innocently enough, with a short article in the current issue of LibraryLinks, the newsletter of The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.  

Comedy Underground

MOTR Pub’s monthly comedy showcase attracts experienced comics and serious fans

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 3, 2015
With the number of places in which to hone their craft in short supply, it has befallen many comedians to organize their own independent shows. It’s a concept that developed somewhat oddly in comedy club-heavy towns like the aforementioned, and it’s now in Cincinnati.  

Social Improvement by Design

Studio C’s design thinking workshops reinvigorate the social sector

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 27, 2015
On May 18, in a room equipped with only whiteboards, tables and chairs, branding and innovation consultant Cindy Tripp explains the process she implemented at Procter & Gamble for seven year  

Cincinnati Fringe: Community, Camaraderie and Passion

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The 13th annual Cincinnati Fringe is under way. Shows start Wednesday and continue through June 6. CityBeat writers will attend the opening performance of every production and provide next-day reviews  

Modern Makers

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The Camp Washington-based furniture maker/interior design team of Hayes Shanesy and Rosie Kovacs, known collectively as Brush Factory, recently finished a year-long, three-floor build out for People’s Liberty, a new philanthropic lab from the Haile/U.S. Bank and Johnson foundations, across from Findlay Market in Over-the-Rhine.

Crow Fair

Thomas McGuane (Knopf)

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The slyly ironic, superbly crafted and often hysterical 17 short stories that comprise Crow Fair prove Thomas McGuane is America’s preeminent chronicler of “Big Sky” country and the “new American West.”

Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War On Drugs

Johann Hari (Bloomsbury)

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 27, 2015
In this groundbreaking and controversial manifesto, we join Johann Hari on his three-year investigation — a kind of “trail of tears” that traverses nine countries, covers 30,000 miles and tracks the lives of countless individuals whose lives have been caught up in the maelstrom of the so-called “Drug War.”  

Nourishing Community

Stone Soup Collective provides healthy food, exercise and education to those in need

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Liz Wu is an instigator of goodness. Her nonprofit organization, Stone Soup Collective, works to bring the community together through outreach initiatives, including clothing and food drives, musical enrichment sessions and lifestyle and wellness education.