CityBeat - Culture http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-255-1-culture.html <![CDATA[Garden Karma - Grow It Forward Gardens promotes healthy food access and community engagement]]> For garden visionary Chris Smyth, sustainability coordinator of neighborhood nonprofit Price Hill Will (PHW), an empty yard is more than a patch of dirt. It’s a blank canvas.]]> <![CDATA[Cincy Sundaes Provides Platform for Community Development - ]]>

Kristine Frech and Erika Fiola are looking for ideas. Good ones. And they have ice cream. Frech and Fiola created Cincy Sundaes, a collaborative opportunity that provides a space for locals to hear or pitch ideas that benefit the city.

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<![CDATA[Thrifting of Champions, or Hello Blue Novel - ]]> Bethany Atchison did not expect to find anything besides a compelling satire between the covers of Kurt Vonnegut’s Breakfast of Champions when she recently bought the book at the Valley Thrift Store in Evendale.
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<![CDATA[MainStrasse Shop Supports Fair Trade Practices for Global Change - ]]> Few concerts inspire people to change the world. They might inspire you to drink another beer or grind ferociously on some guy in a flannel shirt, but to actually change the world?]]> <![CDATA[Luck of the Irish - Cincinnati's Irish Heritage Center promotes a celebration of culture beyond Saint Patrick's Day]]> Much like their Irish ancestors who immigrated to America before them, husband and wife Kent Covey and Maureen Kennedy were immigrants in their own right when they moved to Cincinnati from New York and California, respectively. ]]> <![CDATA[Women Helping Women Raises Awareness, Resources for Sexual Assault Survivors - ]]> Founded in 1973, Women Helping Women (WHW) began as a community-based, feminist response to the many unmet needs of local women. ]]> <![CDATA[The Powers That Beard - Social acceptance and curiosity shape the facial hair trends of the Queen City]]> If you’ve ever wondered what life in Cincinnati looked like in the early 1900s, just ride your self-repaired bicycle to the Mariemont Barber Shop for a quick grooming with a straight razor.]]> <![CDATA[School of Snacks - Local start-up sends health-minded care packages to college kids]]> After realizing that a niche to supply healthy snacks to college students existed, Cincinnati-based Marissa Hu and Andy Fortson founded Co-Ed Supply, a subscription-based start-up that targets the collegiate crowd by providing them with “college essentials” ranging from food to toiletries.
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<![CDATA[Tricks of the Trade - After six years in Newport, Gary Collins opens a second Galaxie Skateshop in Northside]]> If you do the math, Gary Collins has been skateboarding longer than a lot of the kids currently skating on a professional level have even been alive. But that doesn’t mean he’s not out there with those same guys, skating around the city...]]> <![CDATA[Kapturing Life - Local startup in production on "Instagram for audio" device]]> There’s probably been quite a few times in your life when you wished you recorded a snippet of a conversation — maybe someone told a funny joke, or you just wanted to remember an idea.]]> <![CDATA[Art As Activism - Joi Sears hopes to empower artists to change their world]]> Cincinnati needs people like Joi Sears. The twentysomething actor/activist moved back to her hometown, Cincinnati, about a year ago after spending nearly a decade in New York and months — if not years, collectively — traveling abroad.]]> <![CDATA[Local Baristas Join Forces to Aid Injured Coffee Comrade - ]]> Rhett Harkins, general manager of Price Hill’s BLOC Coffee Company, plummeted 60 feet from a cliff while hiking Haystack Rock in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge on Dec. 14. The injuries he sustained included a broken ankle, femur, hand and shoulder, along with a shattered heel.]]> <![CDATA[Foreign Objects - Hauschka brings prepared piano to the CAC for a Friday performance ]]> Thanks to the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), concert:nova and MusicNow, New Music progressivism is alive and well — and building a devoted following — in Cincinnati.]]> <![CDATA[Article Menswear Evolves From Lifestyle Blog to High-End Storefront - ]]> Located in historic Over-the-Rhine is the type of highly curated men’s clothing store previously unheard of in Cincinnati — one that would normally find its niche in a high-end fashion hotspot like New York City.]]> <![CDATA[Blast From The Past - Video game arcades and a new pinball parlor recreate Cincinnati's gaming epoch ]]> The halcyon days of walking into a pizza place, mall or convenience store to play a round of “Pac-Man,” “Donkey Kong” or “Frogger” on video game arcade cabinets supposedly ended decades ago, but all is not lost — arcades are making a big comeback nationwide, and Cincinnati’s in the midst of the boom.]]> <![CDATA[Retrocentric's Rebirth - Sailor Gruzleski's retro photo studio builds women's confidence, one pinup at a time]]> Wearing horn-rimmed glasses, bright red lipstick and vintage shoes, with her short blonde hair in tight curls, Sailor Gruzleski appears to be plucked from the 1940s. Gruzleski passes this vintage charm along to other local women as founder and owner of Cincinnati’s only full-service pinup photo studio, Retrocentric...]]> <![CDATA[Bi-Okoto Brings African Heritage to Cincinnati and Across the World - ]]> Cincinnati’s Bi-Okoto (pronounced “Bee-O-Ko-Toe”) Cultural Institute, a nonprofit performing arts organization that illuminates Africa’s rich traditional heritage, recently won the African Professionals Network (APNET) award for African culture, community and entertainment. ]]> <![CDATA[The Nationalist - Chris Matthews' latest book looks back at his days as a political insider]]> Chris Matthews is a political junkie of unyielding enthusiasm. His nightly talk show, Hardball, has been an MSNBC staple for more than a decade, a showcase for its irascible host’s boundless passion for politics and the importance of good governance in the lives of everyday Americans.]]> <![CDATA['Airborne' Turns 20 - ]]> Cincinnatians love seeing this city on-screen — in Rain Man, The Ides of March, Traffic, Bar Rescue, etc. — and there’s no greater film that encapsulates the spirit of the Queen City (plus the awesomeness of early ’90s Rollerblading and turtlenecks) more than the seminal sporty romantic comedy Airborne.]]> <![CDATA[Chatfield College Opens New OTR Campus - ]]>

It’s no coincidence that Chatfield College is expanding into the heart of Over-the-Rhine. It’s more like destiny. Since its 1845 founding in Brown County as an Ursuline convent and school, Chatfield College (renamed as such and opened to the public in 1971) has repurposed land to educate those who lack access.

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