CityBeat - Cool Issue http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-226-1-cool_issue.html <![CDATA[The Art of Being a Cool Librarian - Music Librarian Steven Kemple strives to keep the library relevant through experimental programming]]>

 There’s a serious reason behind everything Kemple is doing with music programming at the Main Library, even if it sometimes means wearing the gorilla suit he got as a wedding present three years ago. He’s championing libraries as a source for experimentalism — a place to “blow minds,” in his words — and is part of a national movement to do sO. 

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 Ok. So, obviously using the word “cool” to describe something is, in fact, decidedly “uncool,” but that’s not going to stop us from labeling the following people, places and things as cool Cincinnati shit of which you should definitely take note.

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<![CDATA[Vaunted Visage - Garey Faulkner parlays a one-time bet into success as a beard model]]>

The Amelia native and onetime pro BMX biker has parlayed his massive (and still growing) beard into something he never thought possible: a living.  

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<![CDATA[Livin’ on the Air in Cincinnati - On its 35th anniversary, WKRP in Cincinnati’s fictional program director and real-life local radio counterpart discuss the legendary sitcom]]> Thirty-five years ago, writer/producer Hugh Wilson transformed his chance bar meeting with an Atlanta radio station’s ad rep into one of television’s quirkiest and most cultishly beloved situational comedies.  ]]> <![CDATA[Cool Stuff Happening This Fall - ]]> Events, art and music to jam-pack your fall with coolness.
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 WKRP in Cincinnati debuted 35 years ago when I was a child just developing what turned out to be a lifetime obsession with music.

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<![CDATA[Cool Issue 2012 - 41 ways to see and experience the best stuff in Cincinnati this fall ]]> CityBeat readers, there’s a zero percent chance that everything in this guide will pique your interest, because “cool” means something different to everyone. Take the time to find what does.]]> <![CDATA[Let's Get Musi-Cool - Nine little things to look for from nine big local music happenings ]]> After one of the best summers for music in Cincinnati in a long time, autumn is going to have to offer up a lot of cool musical happenings to avoid season envy. Luckily for those of us who live and love Greater Cincinnati, it appears the momentum of the summer is definitely going to carry over. ]]> <![CDATA[Pleasure without Pretense - Eight ways to try something new without feeling phony ]]>

“Pretentious” is a dirty word — we call it an effort to be perceived favorably by our peers by practicing unnatural behavior. Does the fear of seeming hoity-toity mean we should avoid all the finer things in life? Fall in Cincinnati is full of happenings that could be called cavalier, but there’s nothing wrong with test-driving the highfalutin life — just because you can.

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<![CDATA[Apple Time - 12 local apple-y adaptations ]]>

Summer’s the soggy time of year. It’s steamy, but when fall rolls around, you’ve got a chance at staying starched. Fall’s the crisp season; fall’s an apple.

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<![CDATA[Hey, Have You Seen This? - Four little-known Cincinnati treasures ]]>

One of the great things about fall is that the cooler temperatures allow humans to walk around outside without getting sweat mustaches. It’s perfect weather for wandering the city to investigate Cincinnati’s sometimes-hidden treasures. Let’s start with historic and move our way to weird.

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<![CDATA[The Looking Glass - Eight interpretations of autumn art ]]>

Because art is a subjective interpretation, you can find inspiration wherever you may look this season — but we’ve broken it down into some fun and affordable suggestions. Take a ride, behold the scenery and enjoy the last of the fall weather before things get too cool for the winter.

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<![CDATA[Looney Tunes - John Kasich: Congressman, Fox News host, governor … aspiring music critic?]]>

In 1999, a young Ohio State alum named John Kasich was featured in a newspaper article about his potential run for President of the United States. Nothing out of the ordinary there. But what was a bit strange, in hindsight, was the way the paper (the San Francisco Chronicle, no less) described this young buck looking to become the most powerful man on the planet.

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<![CDATA[Advice for a Bob Evans Enthusiast - Dear Gov. Kasich, expand your horizons and taste what the Queen City has to offer]]>

I’m pretty sure that Gov. John Kasich has more important things to think about than his favorite restaurant. But it is clear that Kasich thinks that Bob Evans is pretty damned cool. During his campaign last year, it was reported that Kasich staffers had to set all Bob Evans locations into the GPS devices in campaign cars, although one staffer noted that it really wasn’t necessary since Kasich knew where they all were located anyway. 

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This year marks the second anniversary of Cincinnati’s Crafty Supermarket Holiday Show, a gathering of more than 50 local crafters, artists and designers making it easy to find those special gifts for all your holiday shopping.

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<![CDATA[Fall Ball - Debating the potential of the University of Cincinnati’s football and basketball seasons ]]>

College football season is already upon us, but what many sports fans often fail to realize is that college basketball is just around the corner. With 10 more weeks of University of Cincinnati football scheduled to overlap the school’s November basketball exhibition games, it’s safe to say that this fall is going to involve watching many, many athletic competitions.

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<![CDATA[Cincy Shakes It Up - Classic theater company has a cool approach to its work — onstage and off]]>

There’s a lot to be celebrated about Cincinnati’s varied theater scene, but one of the coolest aspects might not be immediately obvious: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s stock in trade is shows that were written four centuries ago. So how is that cool? Well, let me count the ways. Let’s consider actors, plays and outreach.

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<![CDATA[Too Cool Kasich vs. The Liberal Elites - How Republican strongarm tactics may benefit Dems this fall]]>

Smarmy, round-shouldered and sporting a haircut that makes his head look just a little asymmetrical, Ohio Gov. John Kasich cuts a striking pose in his weekly video addresses. Checking these out gets you close to the Governor’s mansion in that way that Facebook gets you close to your friends — that is to say, very and not at all. 

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We don’t need to spend a lot of time explaining to you, dear CityBeat reader, that John Kasich is not cool. You’re obviously a smart, cool and very attractive person if you’re reading our Cool Issue fall preview, while Kasich is a stuffy Republican who thinks it’s cool to sell bridges to private companies. “Look everybody! A toll booth! Cool!”

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