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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.

Continuum Bazaar in OTR Celebrates Independent Artists and Designers

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Eclectic clothing, pineapple hangers and ceramic boob vases — these are just a few of the items that can be found at Continuum in Over-the-Rhine, an eclectic bazaar supporting an array of independent and emerging designers, artists and makers.

Theater of Follies

A new project in the Mohawk District aims to resurrect the Imperial Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
On a sweltering July morning, a cabal of volunteers ransack the interior of the Imperial Theatre Mohawk, a 102-year-old theater that’s been empty for decades, with the exception of an occasional church service and its stint as a store selling mattresses and furniture.   

Watching Lumenocity From an OTR Porch

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
In 2013 and 2014 I saw Lumenocity up close. Last year I scored free tickets at the last minute. I wasn’t so lucky in 2015, so my wife and I invited friends and neighbors to a “watch party” at our OTR home, just a block east of Washington Park.   

Evolution of an Artist

Large-scale public art projects push painter Jonathan Queen to continue evolving

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Cincinnati-based artist Jonathan Queen does not shy away from long-term commitments.   

Present Voices

Word of Mouth Cincinnati aims to unite community through poetry’s mystery

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Huddled in the Sword Room of MOTR Pub, the voices of the poets reading at the monthly Word of Mouth Cincinnati event remain at the volume usually reserved for intimate conversations in domestic settings, barely carrying sound across the small cellar-esque basement of the Over-the-Rhine bar. 

Branderyhaus Is for Entrepreneurs

The Brandery startup accelerator offers housing to enrollees, simplifying Cincinnati living for outsiders

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 15, 2015
In a move further distinguishing itself from other startup accelerators in North America, The Brandery is now offering slightly subsidized housing to its enrollees.

Community in Clothing

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2015
The celebration of manhood that is Over-the-Rhine men’s lifestyle store Article has officially introduced its new sister to the neighborhood, bringing with her a distinct feminine edge.