The experience of getting fit is too often an anonymous one, Rachel Roberts says. She owns and operates one of Cincinnati's newest places to sweat, The Yoga Bar, and runs it on the principle that fitness should be a collective endeavor.
Being a vegetarian in Porkopolis can be a real challenge. It's a meat eater's world. But there's a new resource that can help: CincyVeg.com is a collaborative labor of love assembled by area vegetarians to be a hub for local vegetarian, animal welfare and green living communities.
Justin Poole deals in body parts: arms, legs and full torsos. He handles heads or complete specimens only rarely. “It’s kind of unusual to do a body from head to toe,” Poole says. The Walnut Hills artist designs and builds mannequins and, occasionally, wax sculptures for curiosity museums.
New Year's Eve is more than just a countdown and ball drop. Maybe you're tired of the standard New Year's Eve bar parties or maybe last year's transition to 2010 left you discombobulated and, after too much champagne, old acquaintances really were forgotten. Well, Greater Cincinnati has some novel and memorable alternatives, so try one out.
The first woman ever elected as Ohio secretary of state says she has no plans to seek another elected position when her term ends in January. When Jennifer Brunner won the office in 2006, she ended more than 15 years of Republican dominance in that position and replaced Ken Blackwell, the Cincinnati native who made an unsuccessful bid for the Ohio governor’s office the same year.
If you're a fan of 'The Moth' podcast or 'This American Life,' you're probably already familiar with the concept of "true stories told onstage without notes." The Front Porch Society is a local incarnation of this intriguing, salon-style happening. The gatherings are monthly open mics for anyone with a yarn to spin. This month's theme is Craigslist, so bring your tales of wins and woes and other adventures with the online flea market.
Upstairs on the second story of an old warehouse in Camp Washington the members of Hive13 are meeting to discuss reverse engineering, wireless computer network security and their personal do-it-yourself projects. A good number of the folks in the room arrive with engineering or computer science degrees. Some call them "hackers," but they call themselves "makers."
This month's midterm elections represented a political windfall for Republicans, and many right-wingers see the victories as a mandate for smaller government and a public rejection of the Obama administration. Still, former State Rep. Tom Brinkman Jr. says, "The best thing that happened for Republicans, from a political position, is that they did not win the Senate." That gives the new Speaker of the House, Rep. John Boehner, "a tremendous amount of power."
Not that you have to press a kid to get her interested in the larger-than-life art of Rosson Crow, but the Contemporary Art Center Family Saturday extends the fun by helping parents build a Rosson Crow-inspired hat with their children. 'Rosson Crow: Myth of the American Motorcycle' is currently on display at the CAC (44 E. 6th St., Downtown) and pairs neatly with the family art program, 'Shocking Chapeau!'
Jeffrey Combs hears the same set of questions every time he makes an appearance at a convention like HorrorHound Weekend, the huge annual horror movie convention put together by the folks at Cincinnati-based 'HorrorHound' magazine. He'll be joined by almost the entire central cast of 'Re-Animator' for a 25-year reunion panel discussion at the event, plus Malcolm McDowell of 'A Clockwork Orange' and 'The Exorcist's Linda Blair. "People want me to say that my favorite role is the one that happens to be their favorite role," Combs says.