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Haunted History

The secrets, scares and sinister stories behind paranormal activity at Cincinnati landmarks

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Dan Smith has been hunting ghosts for 18 years. As the author of multiple Cincinnati-centric paranormal investigation books including the new Ghosts of Bobby Mackey’s Music World, a traveling parascience technology inventor and speaker and the proprietor of the Haunted Cincinnati Tours ghost tour company, Smith laughs when he says that his whole life is based around “paranormal stuff.”
  

Nonprofit Produces Children's Songs About Pro-Social Behavior

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 16, 2013
David Kisor and Tom Lottman, a composer and researcher, respectively, work in harmony perpetually crafting a chorus of “strength-based” education for Growing Sound, a division of Children, Inc. that produces children’s songs and music videos to encourage pro-social learning in the early years of childhood.
  

Photographer Amy Hildebrand Finds Her Vision Through the Lens

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 25, 2013
There’s a secret behind Amy Hildebrand’s photography — a secret that I was never able to guess when we first met. As she peered through her camera lens and snapped images of my boyfriend and me with ease, she asked us to share our memories. Eventually, she shared some of her own and her secret came out. Hildebrand was born blind due to albinism...  

Inspire, Equip, Expose

Local artists join forces to connect local products to local people

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
The past decade’s zeitgeist in Over-the-Rhine, especially on Main Street, has produced a slew of new and engaging businesses aimed at fostering a renewed interest in local goods and services catering to a burgeoning influx of young, creative and energetic people.
  

Real Talk

Comedy and commentary veteran Bill Maher returns to Cincinnati's stage and HBO's screen

1 Comment · Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Bill Maher knows his niche. The king of political comedy, Maher stops by Cincinnati for a stand-up show Sunday just as his HBO show, Real Time with Bill Maher, returns from summer hiatus Friday. Busy with touring and hosting an Emmy-nominated weekly talk show, he won’t be making another documentary like 2008’s Religulous anytime soon.  

Cincinnati Native and WWE Star Dean Ambrose Obtains Justice Through Unkind Means

4 Comments · Wednesday, September 11, 2013
When Dean Ambrose saunters down the stands of U.S. Bank Arena on Tuesday evening for a taping of WWE SmackDown — WWE’s weekly program that airs Fridays on Syfy — he will do so under profoundly different circumstances from a decade back.  

A Cast Of Heroes

Tony Moore and friends save the day by giving Cincinnati the comic con they deserve

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Comic book conventions have exploded in recent years (e.g., the monolithic San Diego Comic-Con) but they’ve also lost touch with what a comic convention should be, forfeiting the artistry of graphic novels to instead concentrate on a tumescent number of celebrity guests.  

Fair And Balanced (And Leaked)

How a Cincinnati native went from 'O'Reilly Factor' producer to Gawker's "Fox Mole"

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 21, 2013
By April 2012, Joe Muto could no longer stand working at Fox News. As a producer of The O’Reilly Factor, and in several previous positions with Fox, Muto had hidden his liberal views while telling himself he wasn’t really contributing to the channel’s conservative bias.  

Writing for (a) Change Empowers Women Through Community and Self-Expression

2 Comments · Wednesday, August 21, 2013
In 1999, amidst sharing studio space with local artists, Diane Debevec began taking writing classes at the then eight-year-old foundation, Women Writing for (a) Change. Today, as the director of the now-nonprofit organization, she and the staff are hard at work encouraging women of all ages to find and celebrate their individual voices.  

Rebirth Of A Brewery

Grayscale Cincinnati reinvents the model for city entertainment spaces

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 14, 2013
When we think about current resurgence of metropolitan Cincinnati — including the successful renovations of Fountain Square and Washington Park — it seems that the best approach to building a better town might not be constructing an altogether new wheel, but rather reinventing it.
  

Persistence Of Vision

The Western & Southern Open has evolved into a world-class tennis tournament

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 7, 2013
The Western & Southern Open, which has taken place in one form or another in the Greater Cincinnati area since 1899, begins Saturday. For the arithmetically challenged, that’s 114 years, which makes it the oldest tennis tournament in the United States still in its original city.  

Merit Clothiers Earns Badge of Honor

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Fifteen years after finishing Girl Scouts, Cincinnati natives Brittany Yantos and Brittany Yoder are still earning merit badges. It’s all part of their American-made, eco-friendly clothing line, Merit Clothiers, available for purchase by fall 2013 on etsy.com.   

Toy Story

Local entrepreneurs create a website for the wistful toy collector

1 Comment · Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Growing up, who didn’t own Barbies, G.I. Joes and Star Wars action figures? Now those toys are a hot commodity, especially for collectors like Gary Darna, who’s built an entire social networking-like site called CompleteSet around the idea of “He who dies with the most toys wins.”  

Truckshop Brings Mobile Fashion to the Midwest

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Cincinnati is no stranger to mobile vendors, but Ashley Volbrecht’s Truckshop, a newly opened mobile fashion boutique, is the first of its kind in the Midwest. The shop, originally a bread delivery truck, has been transformed into a retail shopper’s paradise, complete with dresses, tops and jewelry at reasonable prices.
  

Be More Awesome

New foundation awards grants for creatively breaking boundaries, inspiring others

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 26, 2013
In Cincinnati, it pays to be awesome. Just ask Colleen O’Connell, the city’s first The Awesome Foundation grant recipient.