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Thrifting of Champions, or Hello Blue Novel

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Bethany Atchison did not expect to find anything besides a compelling satire between the covers of Kurt Vonnegut’s Breakfast of Champions when she recently bought the book at the Valley Thrift Store in Evendale.
  

MainStrasse Shop Supports Fair Trade Practices for Global Change

1 Comment · Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Few concerts inspire people to change the world. They might inspire you to drink another beer or grind ferociously on some guy in a flannel shirt, but to actually change the world?  

Luck of the Irish

Cincinnati's Irish Heritage Center promotes a celebration of culture beyond Saint Patrick's Day

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Much like their Irish ancestors who immigrated to America before them, husband and wife Kent Covey and Maureen Kennedy were immigrants in their own right when they moved to Cincinnati from New York and California, respectively.   

Women Helping Women Raises Awareness, Resources for Sexual Assault Survivors

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Founded in 1973, Women Helping Women (WHW) began as a community-based, feminist response to the many unmet needs of local women.   

The Powers That Beard

Social acceptance and curiosity shape the facial hair trends of the Queen City

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 5, 2014
If you’ve ever wondered what life in Cincinnati looked like in the early 1900s, just ride your self-repaired bicycle to the Mariemont Barber Shop for a quick grooming with a straight razor.  

School of Snacks

Local start-up sends health-minded care packages to college kids

1 Comment · Wednesday, February 26, 2014
After realizing that a niche to supply healthy snacks to college students existed, Cincinnati-based Marissa Hu and Andy Fortson founded Co-Ed Supply, a subscription-based start-up that targets the collegiate crowd by providing them with “college essentials” ranging from food to toiletries.
  

Tricks of the Trade

After six years in Newport, Gary Collins opens a second Galaxie Skateshop in Northside

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 19, 2014
If you do the math, Gary Collins has been skateboarding longer than a lot of the kids currently skating on a professional level have even been alive. But that doesn’t mean he’s not out there with those same guys, skating around the city...  

Kapturing Life

Local startup in production on "Instagram for audio" device

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 22, 2014
There’s probably been quite a few times in your life when you wished you recorded a snippet of a conversation — maybe someone told a funny joke, or you just wanted to remember an idea.  

Art As Activism

Joi Sears hopes to empower artists to change their world

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Cincinnati needs people like Joi Sears. The twentysomething actor/activist moved back to her hometown, Cincinnati, about a year ago after spending nearly a decade in New York and months — if not years, collectively — traveling abroad.  

Local Baristas Join Forces to Aid Injured Coffee Comrade

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Rhett Harkins, general manager of Price Hill’s BLOC Coffee Company, plummeted 60 feet from a cliff while hiking Haystack Rock in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge on Dec. 14. The injuries he sustained included a broken ankle, femur, hand and shoulder, along with a shattered heel.  

Foreign Objects

Hauschka brings prepared piano to the CAC for a Friday performance

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Thanks to the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), concert:nova and MusicNow, New Music progressivism is alive and well — and building a devoted following — in Cincinnati.  

Article Menswear Evolves From Lifestyle Blog to High-End Storefront

1 Comment · Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Located in historic Over-the-Rhine is the type of highly curated men’s clothing store previously unheard of in Cincinnati — one that would normally find its niche in a high-end fashion hotspot like New York City.  

Blast From The Past

Video game arcades and a new pinball parlor recreate Cincinnati's gaming epoch

3 Comments · Tuesday, December 31, 2013
The halcyon days of walking into a pizza place, mall or convenience store to play a round of “Pac-Man,” “Donkey Kong” or “Frogger” on video game arcade cabinets supposedly ended decades ago, but all is not lost — arcades are making a big comeback nationwide, and Cincinnati’s in the midst of the boom.  

Retrocentric's Rebirth

Sailor Gruzleski's retro photo studio builds women's confidence, one pinup at a time

1 Comment · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Wearing horn-rimmed glasses, bright red lipstick and vintage shoes, with her short blonde hair in tight curls, Sailor Gruzleski appears to be plucked from the 1940s. Gruzleski passes this vintage charm along to other local women as founder and owner of Cincinnati’s only full-service pinup photo studio, Retrocentric...  

Bi-Okoto Brings African Heritage to Cincinnati and Across the World

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Cincinnati’s Bi-Okoto (pronounced “Bee-O-Ko-Toe”) Cultural Institute, a nonprofit performing arts organization that illuminates Africa’s rich traditional heritage, recently won the African Professionals Network (APNET) award for African culture, community and entertainment.