CityBeat - Culture http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-255-1-culture.html <![CDATA[The Art of Beer - Murals showcase past and present Cincinnati brews]]>

While live music has always mixed well with alcohol, visual bar art in Cincinnati is starting to stretch beyond portraits of dogs playing poker and glowing beer signs. 

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<![CDATA[Society Reborn - Latria Roberts is breathing new life into the decades-old Cincinnati Film Society ]]>

Passion almost led Mount Healthy native Latria Roberts to flee Cincinnati for a life in the big(ger) city — somewhere like Los Angeles or New York.

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<![CDATA[He's Flying! - Peter Pan is everywhere these days — including the Cincinnati Playhouse]]>

Peter Pan is a Johnny-come-lately in the world of fairytales.

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<![CDATA[Sole Searching for Ethical Fashion - ]]>

Deciphering the origin of your coffee or fruit and vegetables may be easier today than a decade ago, but accountable apparel companies are still hard to find.

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<![CDATA[Permanent Pop Up - Over-the-Rhine’s Simple Space is a short-term haven for long-term ideas]]>

What does Over-the-Rhine mean to you? Is it a stoplight point on your way to work, just a weekend dining destination, or is it a place you can call home?

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<![CDATA[Good Eggs - Jason Snell’s Globe Gallery installation for People’s Liberty encourages good deeds]]>

Artist/designer Jason Snell’s inaugural installation Good Eggs at People’s Liberty’s Globe Gallery next month will be the first tangible assertion of the organization’s progressive approach to cultivating the work of unconventional creatives.

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<![CDATA[Carnegie Candy Land - Chefs and artists reflect the popular children’s board game at The Carnegie for 'The Art of Food']]>

There is absolutely nothing run-of-the-mill about The Art of Food exhibit opening Friday. The popular event is expected to attract as many as 700 guests. And it’s safe to say that this year’s over-the-top extravaganza with a Candy Land theme might be the zaniest ever.

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<![CDATA[Cincinnati’s Lightborne Helped Create Katy Perry’s Super Bowl Show - ]]>

When news came out that Katy Perry’s Super Bowl halftime show was the most-watched and highest-rated of any in history, there was celebration at Lightborne Communications, the video production services company in Over-the-Rhine.

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<![CDATA[Buried Treasure - “Forgotten” Japanese art collection returns to the Cincinnati Art Museum]]>

When an art museum has a collection of more than 65,000 objects, it isn’t surprising that many of them wind up hidden in storage. Sometimes complete collections are stowed there, rarely if ever seen or studied.

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<![CDATA[On the Air - Local comic book writer Chad Lambert channels his love for WKRP in Cincinnati into a new book]]> For those too young to remember, WKRP in Cincinnati was a TV show set in the fictional universe of Cincinnati radio (emphasis on the word fictional), yet it was based on actual radio follies from creator Hugh Wilson’s stint in Atlanta radio.

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<![CDATA[Full Circle Funny - Comedian Alex Stone returns to the site of his first show for a live recording]]>

Like many future comedians, Cincinnati native Alex Stone discovered he was funny almost by accident.

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<![CDATA[The Baddest Man - Mike Tyson shares “undisputed truth” in touring one-man stage show]]>

Mike Tyson is one of the more fascinating figures of the last 30 years.

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<![CDATA[Making Waves - Camp Washington’s multipurpose gallery space Wave Pool boosts Cincinnati’s contemporary art community]]>

San Francisco used to be a destination for aspiring artists until the high cost of living started driving creatives away. In its wake, suddenly Cincinnati’s affordability and desire for artists have pegged us as a potential new art frontier. 

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<![CDATA[A Long Time Coming - Local skateboarder Alex Davis gets pro sponsorship from Ohio-based Habitat Skateboards ]]>

Skateboarding — a mixture of improvisational dance moves and gymnastics atop a moving, wheeled object — doesn’t get nearly the recognition it deserves as a performance art.

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<![CDATA[Cincinnati Theater Offered Stories of All Shapes and Sizes in 2014 - ]]>

In early 2014 countless friends told me, “I couldn’t believe I was laughing at the things they were saying.” They were describing their reactions to the touring production of the Tony Award-winning musical, The Book of Mormon, by Broadway in Cincinnati (Jan. 7-26).

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<![CDATA[Pressing Imperfections - Talking shop with Brian Stuparyk of Steam Whistle Letterpress]]>

Brian Stuparyk is the owner of Steam Whistle Letterpress, a shop located in historic Over-the-Rhine that’s been pumping out hand-pressed cards, posters, flyers and more since opening in 2011.

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<![CDATA[The Heart of Home - New philanthropic photo-essay magazine centers on feelings of home]]>

Merriam-Webster defines the word “haven” as “a place of safety and refuge; an inlet providing shelter for ships or boats.” For Cincinnati writer Liz Bell Young, it takes on a deeper meaning. 

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<![CDATA[Local Clothing Brand Celebrates Rebellious Spirits - ]]>

Nick Elbisser and Jordan White, co-founders of online-based apparel brand Zip Zoo, find their inspiration in skateboard culture, the neighborhood of Over-the-Rhine and the rebellious spirit of both.

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<![CDATA[Novel Ideas - National Novel Writing Month creates an authentic, inclusive writing culture in Cincinnati]]>

NaNoWriMo participants in Cincinnati may not end up publishing their novels, but like many authentic artistic experiences shared with family, students or strangers, the benefits of NaNoWriMo lie in the process, not the product.

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<![CDATA[The Land's Canvas - Homeadow Song Farm brings art, spirituality and community to the farming life]]>

Homeadow Song Farm operates in the realms of commerce, community and creativity in ways that separate them from a traditional farm.

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