What should I be doing instead of this?

Joshua Steele

[cool manager]

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Joshua Steele looks younger than he is, but that hasn’t slowed him down a bit. While he was still an undergraduate studying vocal performance at Ohio State, the Sycamore High grad co founded New Stage Collective, now one of the city’s coolest young theater companies.   

Jackie Reau

[cool promoter]

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2008
As the CEO of Game Day Public Relations, Jackie Reau promotes hip local events like the Flying Pig Marathon, the Downtown Tour of Living and Jeff Ruby’s joint venture restaurant with Bootsy Collins. She has an ongoing and intense love affair with Cincinnati and says it’s an excit ing time to live in the Queen City.   

Gary Owen

[cool comedian]

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Though he became famous as host of BET’s Comic View, Hamilton native Gary Owen didn’t have what one could call an urban upbringing. “We lived in a little trailer park on Highway 27 called Island Lake Mobile Community,” he says. Shortly after graduating from high school, a friend rousted him out of bed and took him down to the naval recruitment office.   

Annalisa Pappano

[cool classic]

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2008
If the words lirone, pardessus and viola da gamba make you quiv ery, you already consider Annalisa Pappano the coolest number in the Classical rolodex.   

Kendall Fisher

[cool head]

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2008
For Kendall Fisher, adjusting to her first month as Women Helping Women’s executive director felt like deja vu. She’d been the organization’s associate director from 1996 to 2001, and coming back this July was “like a homecoming,” she says. Fisher supports a women’s advocacy agency for victims and survivors of violent crimes and stalk ing.   

James Crump

[cool image]

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2008
James Crump just arrived in Cincinnati to serve as the Cincinnati Art Museum’s new curator of pho tography.   

Cheryl Meadows

[cool mentor]

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2008
The Cincinnati Human Relations Commission (CHRC) is sort of the local equivalent to United Nations peacekeepers. Their community mon itors, decked out in royal blue CHRC T-shirts, work to mediate argu ments and diffuse racial tensions at public events and street festivals.   

Amy Hunter

[cool cook]

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2008
There’s an important mantra in a recent film: “Anyone can cook.” Amy Hunter believes that wholeheartedly. She also believes everyone can get better — and enjoy it more — with a little help. Enter the Creations Community Cooking Classes at the Midwest Culinary Institute (MCI) at Cincinnati State, for which Hunter is the coordinator.   

Joey Votto

[cool playa]

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2008
You have to go back all the way to 1999 to find a Cincinnati Reds player making a legiti mate run at the Rookie of the Year title. That was until first baseman Joey Votto started his red-hot 2008 campaign.   

Heather Britt

[cool moves]

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Dance multi-hyphenate Heather Britt has a full plate this fall: a new full-time professorship in Northern Kentucky University’s Department of Theater and Dance, where she’s teaching Jazz; choreographing student productions; and run ning the school’s new outreach endeavor, the Dance for Fitness Troupe.