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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.

The Year In Photos

Managing photographer Scott Beseler takes a look back at the photos from our top stories of 2010, showcasing some of the people, places and things that define our region.

'Play Me I'm Yours' Comes to Cincinnati

This week, Cincinnati welcomes British performance artist Luke Jerram and his brightly colored, outdoor pianos. Brought to the Queen City by Cincinnati Public Radio in celebration of their anniversary, Jerram and a team of talented local artists will paint playable pianos in public spaces over the next month.

The art of giving back - lavishly

One entrepreneur's spirit of commitment helped to launch a new concept combining online retail and philanthropy, as well as pulling her through her bout with cancer.

Soapdish: Foodie Feudies

The much publicized breakup of Jean-Robert de Caval from financial backers Martin & Marilyn Wade and the subsequent closing of Pigall's restaurant have seen a furious storm of hand wringing and gnashing of teeth within the Cincinnati dining set. Will the closing mark the end of sophisticated dining in Cincinnati? Soapdish columnist, Casey Coston reminds us that, far from in decline, the Cincinnati culinary scene is just hitting its stride.
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