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Shriek Week

The HorrorHound convention is a mecca for local fans of the genre

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Once a year Cincinnati likes to let the freaks out — but we’re not talking about Halloween. After a 16-month absence, HorrorHound Weekend descends onto Sharonville promising vis-à-vis celebrity encounters, film screenings, burlesque performances and horror author signings.  

Where Art Meets Construction

How Mark Dejong renewed a dilapidated $5,000 Camp Washington house

1 Comment · Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Mark Dejong bought a turn-of-the-century building four houses down from the warehouse in which he lives in late December 2011 for a mere $5,000 — an opportunity he couldn’t pass up.  

VisuaLingual's Cincinnati-centric Products Garner National Attention

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 26, 2013
It was the ever-evolving OTR landscape of empty lots and abandoned Italianate buildings that inspired Michael Stout to create what is arguably VisuaLingual’s most recognizable product — muslin vegetation bundles called “Seed Bombs.”   

Keep Covington Awesome

Northern Kentuckians promote neighborhood spirit with quirky collective

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 12, 2013
A group of Covington denizens known as The Awesome Collective of Covington preceded the "Kentucky Kicks Ass" slogan campaign when they came up with their own strategy to let people know how remarkable their peculiar town of 40,000 people truly is.   

Pleasures Unveiled

Joy Division bassist-turned-author Peter Hook discusses his new biography of the band

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The story has long been set in Rock & Roll lore: Ian Curtis, lead singer for Joy Division, hanged himself the day before the Manchester, England-based band was to embark on its first tour of America.  

Ahead Of Their Time

How Ravi Shankar helped Cincinnati's urban revival

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 23, 2013
When Ravi Shankar died last month at age 92, Jim Tarbell’s thoughts turned to when he brought the great Indian classical musician to the historic — and endangered — St. Paul Church in the Pendleton District.    

The Looking Glass

Eight interpretations of autumn art

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 5, 2012
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.  

Pleasure without Pretense

Eight ways to try something new without feeling phony

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 5, 2012
“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.   
by Hannah McCartney 02.23.2012
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TEDxCincy 2012 to Surface in May

I often find myself fantasizing about a fictional career in which I make an ample living staying home in my pajamas, drinking  wine and watching TED talks all day long. It’d be nice, wouldn’t it? Cerebrally, it would — there’s nothing like resorting to a TED talk when you want to get your creative juices flowing, be inspired or just in awe about how brilliant we, as people, can be. I can’t exactly plop down the $7,500 ticket to go see a live TED talk in Long Beach, Calif. — not many can. Luckily, news is brewing of Cincinnati’s own TED talks, TEDxCincy, evidently to surface this May.  The first TEDxCincy event took place in Oct. 2010 at the Aronoff Center. Speakers have included Bengals linebacker and entrepreneur Dhani Jones, pediatric surgeon Dr. Victor Garcia and author and cultural anthropologist Grant McCracken, among other intellectuals from Cincinnati and otherwise. If you’ve never seen a TED talk, clue in. TED is a nonprofit that’s dedicated to “Ideas Worth Spreading.” TED organizes annual conferences across the world, bringing together forward-thinkers and doers from different disciplines. A series of intellectuals put together short, stirring, meticulously prepared speeches covering a particular issue in front of a live audience; videos are later uploaded online for everyone to see. TEDx talks are independently organized events bringing people together to form TED-like experiences on a more intimate, community level. Cincinnati’s TEDx is a project led by LPK design agency and supported by Proctor & Gamble, the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce and Agenda 360. The original concept of TED talks was to stimulate interest in issues from the disciplines of technology, entertainment and design, but topics have since expanded, covering everything from endangered shark habitats to gun usage to dictatorship.Details on Cincinnati’s TED talks are still in the works. Periodically check  www.tedxcincy.com for updates; details are expected to be released soon. Keep your eyes peeled...a TED talk could very well change your life. Taste a TED talk: And a TEDxCincy talk:
 
 
by Martin Brennan 02.07.2012
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Pit Bulls in Cincinnati

Not all dogs are treated the same

Anyone who knows me well will tell you that I’m an avid dog-lover. I’ve owned dogs from the time I was a young teen, and I’ve loved every moment of it. There’s something about our canine companions that just warms my heart. Their wagging tails, their wet noses, the way they’re always happy to see you when you come home ... I just love them. Unfortunately, it seems like not all people in this world share the same passion for dogs that I do. Hundreds upon thousands of dogs are abandoned each year and end up either dead or in shelters, and many more suffer at the hands of neglectful or abusive owners. Fortunately, we have organizations such as the SPCA around to speak out and help these animals. However, it’s recently come to my attention that not all shelters treat certain breeds of dogs the same.

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