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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Food

Solving America’s food waste problem one misshapen carrot at a time

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Fruits and vegetables that are misshapen or bruised — although perfectly fine, safe and tasty to cook with and eat — usually go unsold and are eventually thrown out.

Niche Market

Why minor league hockey thrives in a big-league sports town like Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
The Cincinnati Cyclones aren’t the biggest name in a town, but the franchise has found its niche in the sports marketplace and is doing quite well, thank you.  

Project Censored

Ten big stories news media ignored in 2015

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Even in the social-media era, when a small news outlet can create a viral story, some of the biggest news of the past year never got to most of the public.

A New Perfect Moment

Cincinnati celebrates photographer Robert Mapplethorpe 25 years after controversy

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 14, 2015
For two days this month — Oct. 23 and 24 — Cincinnati will celebrate the glory of Robert Mapplethorpe’s art and life.    

Ladies First

Rachelle Caplan leads crew of local DIY artists and activists to present first-ever Cincinnati Ladyfest

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 7, 2015
While she knows full well today, the first time Rachelle Caplan visited Cincinnati six years ago, she thought, “Where are my ladies at?”   

Ladyfest: Grassroots Collaborative Feminism in Action

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 7, 2015
The concept of this weekend’s Ladyfest — Cincinnati’s iteration of the interdisciplinary fest promoting women involved in arts and activism — began in Olympia, Wash., in the summer of 2000 as a six-day festival of female bands, artists and speakers. Back then, calling oneself a feminist was not as fashionable as it is now, thanks in part to more mainstream female celebrities like Beyoncé, Amber Rose and Taylor Swift, who have owned the F-word in years since.  

The 22 Emojis Cincinnati Needs for Expressing Life in the Queen City

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Kim Davis, salmon shorts, cornhole, a parrothead — our Cincy-centric emojis include all the tiny images Cincinnatians have been yearning for.

Keeping it Fresh

Looking back on three decades of new works and talent at Ensemble Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 2, 2015
This year marks Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati’s 30th anniversary. It was launched in 1986 to support local professional artists, driven by strong faith in the transformative power of the arts to create sustainable communities.   

That Which Divides Us

Pervasive economic segregation in predominantly black neighborhoods continues to oppress many Cincinnatians

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
A pervasive and historically entrenched economic segregation in predominantly black neighborhoods continues to seal off many Cincinnatians, creating desperation and setting up extra barriers for residents of those communities. 

Riding High

A Milford nonprofit serves riders with disabilities and injured veterans through horse-related activities

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Four-year-old Blake Farrell’s favorite activity at Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship is riding backward on her horse, either while sitting up or lying down. Blake is one of 125 individuals who participate in programs provided by CTRH, a 30-year-old organization that provides horse-related therapies and activities to children and adults with disabilities.  

The Cincinnati Cobra

Looking back on the life and impact of local boxing legend Ezzard Charles

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Lincoln Park Drive in the West End was rechristened Ezzard Charles Drive nearly 40 years ago, yet when one asks a typical Cincinnatian whether they are familiar with the man after which the street is named, a quizzical look almost certainly comes across their face before answering, “Uh, not really.”

Cobra's Corner

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
As part of its Cincinnati Legends series, ArtWorks on Oct. 3 will unveil a mural of legendary Cincinnati boxer Ezzard Charles on a three-story building at West Liberty and Republic streets.  

Summer of Sanders

Bern-storming the Midwest with Vermont’s favorite son

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Four weeks ago, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) became impossible to ignore.   

Party Like It's 1984

That time Prince played a secret show at Bogart's …

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
One of the major coups for Bogart’s was the 1984 appearance of Prince, who had booked his new band for a short run of rehearsal gigs prior to the his extensive tour to promote the just-released Purple Rain film and soundtrack.  

A View from the Record Shop

John James reflects on being one of Bogart's neighbors for 15 years

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
During my 15 years in three storefronts on Short Vine, Bogart’s was a terrific business ally and the local crossroads of “my people,” a perfect capacity house of worship where music nuts rubbed shoulders and dropped jaws, collecting a lifetime of “I saw them when…” moments.