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Full Circle Funny

Comedian Alex Stone returns to the site of his first show for a live recording

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Like many future comedians, Cincinnati native Alex Stone discovered he was funny almost by accident.   

The Baddest Man

Mike Tyson shares “undisputed truth” in touring one-man stage show

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Mike Tyson is one of the more fascinating figures of the last 30 years.  

Making Waves

Camp Washington’s multipurpose gallery space Wave Pool boosts Cincinnati’s contemporary art community

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 7, 2015
San Francisco used to be a destination for aspiring artists until the high cost of living started driving creatives away. In its wake, suddenly Cincinnati’s affordability and desire for artists have pegged us as a potential new art frontier. 
  

A Long Time Coming

Local skateboarder Alex Davis gets pro sponsorship from Ohio-based Habitat Skateboards

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Skateboarding — a mixture of improvisational dance moves and gymnastics atop a moving, wheeled object — doesn’t get nearly the recognition it deserves as a performance art.  

Cincinnati Theater Offered Stories of All Shapes and Sizes in 2014

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 23, 2014
In early 2014 countless friends told me, “I couldn’t believe I was laughing at the things they were saying.” They were describing their reactions to the touring production of the Tony Award-winning musical, The Book of Mormon, by Broadway in Cincinnati (Jan. 7-26).  

Pressing Imperfections

Talking shop with Brian Stuparyk of Steam Whistle Letterpress

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Brian Stuparyk is the owner of Steam Whistle Letterpress, a shop located in historic Over-the-Rhine that’s been pumping out hand-pressed cards, posters, flyers and more since opening in 2011.  

The Heart of Home

New philanthropic photo-essay magazine centers on feelings of home

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Merriam-Webster defines the word “haven” as “a place of safety and refuge; an inlet providing shelter for ships or boats.” For Cincinnati writer Liz Bell Young, it takes on a deeper meaning.    

Local Clothing Brand Celebrates Rebellious Spirits

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Nick Elbisser and Jordan White, co-founders of online-based apparel brand Zip Zoo, find their inspiration in skateboard culture, the neighborhood of Over-the-Rhine and the rebellious spirit of both.  

Novel Ideas

National Novel Writing Month creates an authentic, inclusive writing culture in Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 3, 2014
NaNoWriMo participants in Cincinnati may not end up publishing their novels, but like many authentic artistic experiences shared with family, students or strangers, the benefits of NaNoWriMo lie in the process, not the product.  

The Land's Canvas

Homeadow Song Farm brings art, spirituality and community to the farming life

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Homeadow Song Farm operates in the realms of commerce, community and creativity in ways that separate them from a traditional farm.  

Community Talk Show Looks to Engage with “Citizen Celebrities”

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 25, 2014
On Oct. 5, Jai Washington hosted a pilot for her new talk show, All in a Day, at Mr. Pitiful’s in Over-the-Rhine.  

Shrewd Apes

Covington-based gallery/boutique owners crowdsource their art project, You & Me Across the Sea

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Hilary Nauman and Michael Boyd began their joint artistic endeavors more than four years ago, when they first started dating.
  

Mapplethorpe Redux

Indiana University exhibits controversial artist’s explicit work

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Many of the black-and-white photos in Robert Mapplethorpe: Photos from the Kinsey Institute Collection are a frank exploration into sexual practices in America.   

The Main Event

OTR’s new music venue and event space aspires to re-energize Main Street

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Vine Street in Over-the-Rhine usually receives all of the hosannas — and Guy Fieri’s overwhelming presence — but that’s about to change when The Woodward Theater opens on Main Street this month.   

Larger Than Life

Tom Wesselmann’s Pop art gets its chance to astound

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 29, 2014
As the long-awaited Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective prepares to open Friday at Cincinnati Art Museum, there is much to discuss about this native son’s controversial career as one of the original Pop artists.