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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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
Posted In: Animals
at 10:16 AM | Permalink
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.
by Hannah McCartney
Posted In: Live Music
at 01:47 PM | Permalink
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard the buzz about the World Choir Games, which will feature 20,000 participants from across the globe representing cultural singing traditions and some serious musical expertise competing right here in Cincinnati. So, this July, it’s going to be the summer of song in Cincinnati, thanks to the massive influx of singing professionals for the 2012 World Choir Games. But even those who can’t afford tickets for the games will be able to engage in 11-day musical celebration, thanks to the “Friendship Concerts.”