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
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 —
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.