CityBeat - Cover Story http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-133-1-cover_story.html <![CDATA[What's Your Story? - True Theatre and other storytelling endeavors connect Cincinnatians]]> "Tell me a story.” That’s been a human desire since prehistoric times as tales have been spoken from person to person and passed from place to place, even before they were written down. ]]> <![CDATA[Where the Animals Go in Winter - The Cincinnati Zoo prepares its menagerie for winter long before cold weather hits]]> Year-round, the zoo and its staff run like a well-oiled machine — some efforts visible to visitors and many more behind the scenes — ensuring that each of its inhabitants is happy and healthy, no matter the weather. 
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<![CDATA[Pages and Perseverance - Cartoonist Carol Tyler explores life through art]]> It’s a frigid January afternoon a couple weeks before Carol Tyler’s exhibition featuring work from her past, present and future is set to open at the University of Cincinnati’s Meyers Gallery.]]> <![CDATA[Up for Grabs - Ohio and Cincinnati brace for a big year in politics]]> The coming year looks to be full of intense national political battles, and we’re right in the middle of them. ]]> <![CDATA[Disappearing DIY - Cincinnati’s weird, wild alternative spaces face new challenges as development in the city heats up]]> As interest in urban living continues to take hold in Cincinnati and those once-neglected pockets of the city attract the gaze of developers, the future of unique do-it-yourself places has become uncertain. ]]> <![CDATA[Home Away from Home - The Bethany House expands with hopes of addressing the increasing issues facing families at risk of homelessness]]> At the beginning of this year, BHS took over operations of the Mercy Health - St. John Social Services housing program. It was another step in a big growth streak.]]> <![CDATA[The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Food - Solving America’s food waste problem one misshapen carrot at a time]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[Niche Market - Why minor league hockey thrives in a big-league sports town like Cincinnati]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[Project Censored - Ten big stories news media ignored in 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.
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<![CDATA[A New Perfect Moment - Cincinnati celebrates photographer Robert Mapplethorpe 25 years after controversy]]>

For two days this month — Oct. 23 and 24 — Cincinnati will celebrate the glory of Robert Mapplethorpe’s art and life. 

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<![CDATA[Ladies First - Rachelle Caplan leads crew of local DIY artists and activists to present first-ever Cincinnati Ladyfest]]>

While she knows full well today, the first time Rachelle Caplan visited Cincinnati six years ago, she thought, “Where are my ladies at?”

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<![CDATA[Ladyfest: Grassroots Collaborative Feminism in Action - ]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[The 22 Emojis Cincinnati Needs for Expressing Life in the Queen City - ]]>

Kim Davis, salmon shorts, cornhole, a parrothead — our Cincy-centric emojis include all the tiny images Cincinnatians have been yearning for.

 

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<![CDATA[Keeping it Fresh - Looking back on three decades of new works and talent at Ensemble Theatre]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[That Which Divides Us - Pervasive economic segregation in predominantly black neighborhoods continues to oppress many Cincinnatians]]>

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. 

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<![CDATA[Riding High - A Milford nonprofit serves riders with disabilities and injured veterans through horse-related activities]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[The Cincinnati Cobra - Looking back on the life and impact of local boxing legend Ezzard Charles]]>

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.”

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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.

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<![CDATA[Summer of Sanders - Bern-storming the Midwest with Vermont’s favorite son]]>

Four weeks ago, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) became impossible to ignore.

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<![CDATA[Party Like It's 1984 - That time Prince played a secret show at Bogart's …]]>

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.

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