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Soapdish: A taproom tourist surveys Cincinnati's craft beer options

Shortly after the new year arrives, so do Cincinnati Beer Week, Cincy Winter Beerfest and the almighty Bockfest, which can mean just one thing: It’s Beer Season! To celebrate, I offer a highly subjective sampling of what our region has to offer in the burgeoning world of craft beer and taproom tourism.


My Soapbox: P.G. Sittenfeld, Cincinnati City Council

If there’s one individual in Cincinnati who embodies the calendar's January transition from past to future, it has to be City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld. Just 30, he has his finger on the pulse of today's defining urban trends while looking to possible statewide (and even national) office.

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My Soapbox: Ben Cochran, Soap Floats Recording

A Cincinnati native with a lifelong musical infatuation, Ben Cochran is the creative force behind Soap Floats, a collaborative recording studio in Columbia-Tusculum.


Soapdish: 'Dump the Pump' commuting experiment races bikes, buses and cars

Three commuters recently traveled from Mt. Lookout Square to City Hall via bus, bike and car to find out which mode of transportation was the fastest, friendliest — and most enjoyable.


Local banks and schools partner to teach kids financial responsibility

As the senior class of 2014 prepares to be the first graduating under Ohio’s new economics and financial literacy curriculum requirements, banks in Cincinnati are partnering with schools and nonprofits to push financial education further than ever for students as early as preschool and through to 12th grade.


Demand Better: Building healthy, vibrant neighborhoods

As we continue to reprise our four-part Demand Better series, we take a look at innovations and ideas that empower and support neighbors here and around the country—and offer some key demands for Cincinnati's future as election day approaches.


Demand Better: Architecture's impact on Cincinnati's economy

As election day approaches, we'll be re-running our four-part Demand Better series in an effort to spark conversations and provoke thought about how we can demand more from our city's leaders. This week, we take a look at the topic of architecture.


Women in the kitchens, part 2

Last week, Soapbox's Andrew Welsh introduced you to Take the Cake's Melissa Mileto, whose fashion background contributes to her artistic references in the kitchen. This week, he talks food, art and inspiration with the chef-owners of Nectar, Eat Well Cafe & Takeaway and Honey. 


Women in the kitchens, Part 1

Melissa Mileto grew up in Baltimore's Little Italy. Today, Take the Cake's chef and joint-owner oversees one of the city's busiest and most creative kitchens. She kicks off Soapbox's series that spotlights Cincinnati's female chef-owners.


Deck the halls: Cincinnati cosplayers revel in stories

From engineers to college students, costume designers to corporate professionals, cosplayers (costume players) in Cincinnati revel in opportunities to get their geek on. Soapbox's Aiesha Little takes a closer look.


What The New York Times forgot: Our innovative parks

With the Smale Riverfront Park open and Washington Park debuting July 6, we take a closer look at how the Cincinnati Park Board's oft-overlooked innovations move, and in some cases outright push, the city forward.


Soapdish: Hooray for Hollywood

Columnist Casey Coston reflects on our Hollywood afterglow thanks to native son George Clooney's recent three week stint filming in the Queen City, and takes a closer look at the challenges and rewards of bringing the film industry to your hometown.
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