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Handmade Heroes

Crafty Supermarket grows with an inclusive attitude toward all things DIY

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
While attending Kent State for journalism, Grace Dobush took printmaking and bookbinding classes and got hooked on the crafty community there. She wanted to solidify a similar community when she moved to Cincinnati in 2007.

Harvesting a History: Findlay Market Storytelling

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
In an effort to celebrate Findlay Market and the stories it has inspired, Karen Kahle, director of communications and programs for the Corporation of Findlay Market, has started a new cultural event.   

Everybody’s Treehouse

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Hidden in the largest city park in Cincinnati is a magic treehouse. Few know about it, but those who do come from all over to live out childhood dreams.

Brooks Wheelan’s Post-‘SNL’ Journey

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 4, 2015
For 40 years, Saturday Night Live has served as a launching pad for successful comics. But what happens when things don’t work out on America’s most popular live sketch-comedy show?

Enter the Coven

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
In real life, witches are both men and women — ordinary people with day jobs, in fact — who ditch the hokey attire. Coven of the Ancient Dawn, based near Cheviot, is an actual coven with seven practicing members who bond over an appreciation of ancient cultural practices and traditions.   

Adapting Adeptly

The Art Academy of Cincinnati celebrates a decade in Over-the-Rhine

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Venice will be no farther away than 444 Reading Road on Friday evening, when “Venezia Carnevale,” a Beaux Arts Ball hosted by the Art Academy of Cincinnati Alumni Council, takes place at the Bell Event Center.    

Twenty Years of the Aronoff

Once controversial, the multifaceted performing arts center is now downtown’s go-to venue

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 14, 2015
As the Aronoff Center for the Arts marks its 20th anniversary on Oct. 21, it’s generally known as the place to be for major performances by Broadway touring shows, lectures, comedians, musical acts and more. But back in the early 1990s, it was a controversial project.  

A Cincinnati Story

The enduring legacy of Margaret Garner and Beloved

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Bruce Willis’ Marauders is just the latest in a string of Hollywood productions to film in the Queen City. Plenty of movies have been filmed here in the past (Rain Man, anyone?), but it’s never been with this frequency, even for movies that take place here.

Land Art

James Crump, former CAM curator, makes a film about the movement

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 30, 2015
For those wondering what James Crump — the former Cincinnati Art Museum chief curator and photography curator — has been doing since he resigned in 2013, the answer is being presented this week in both Los Angeles and New York.

Frameri Puts Down Roots

Cincinnati’s startup darlings talk business, specs and why they chose the Queen City

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Sam Pellerito is deep in conversation with the building manager of Frameri’s new office and showroom. The sandwich board that usually sits in front of the building got stolen the day before and, besides, they need something bigger anyway.    

Eric Adams’ Comic Series Spawns New Directions for Online Publishing

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Author, illustrator and publisher Eric Adams seems to march to the beat of his own drum — much like his comic book series’ protagonist, Fahrenheit. Adams had little to no experience with self-publishing prior to the initial release of his wildly successful seven-issue comic series, Lackluster World, in 2004.  

Kings, Toys and Rube Goldberg

People’s Liberty announces 2016 Globe Grant winners

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 2, 2015
People’s Liberty is a collaboration between the Haile/U.S. Bank Foundation and the Johnson Foundation. For 2016, the program’s second year, 34 people applied for a Globe Grant. A three-person jury ranked the top seven proposals, and People’s Liberty staff interviewed the finalists to make sure they met qualifications.

Activist Hub Reopens, Expands in Brighton

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 2, 2015
A first-of-its-kind community infoshop for books, zines and events opened two years ago in Northside. It’s now reopening at a new location in Brighton Saturday and expanding its breadth of public services.  

‘You Can’t Be What You Can’t See’

Local organization seeks to empower young artists and readers with Black Comix Day

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
This Saturday, the St. Bernard branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is honoring a historically underrepresented group in comic book culture: black writers, illustrators and readers. It’s part of an event called Queen City Black Comix Day, which was organized by Aiesha Little of the Midwest Black Speculative Fiction Alliance (MBSFA).

Art for Everybody

Chase Public serves up short-order poetry and community collaboration

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Five years ago, graphic facilitator Mike Fleisch and a couple of his friends were on a road trip. Headed to Chicago for a Pixies concert, as they traveled north their on-the-road brainstorming resulted in something that would notably transform the Cincinnati arts scene: Chase Public, a nonprofit collaborative space for art and assembly.