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Downtown on the farm

You can find Dylan Tennison's rainbow chard, French breakfast and cherry belle radishes, six varieties of lettuces, arugula, fresh garlic and Tot soy—all grown in a plot in Over the Rhine—in groceries, markets and restaurants throughout the city. The Cincinnati native bikes and harvests his way to a sustainable, and inspiring, life filled with delicious benefits.

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Soapdish: The ultimate insider's guide to downtown + OTR

Soapbox's own Casey Coston delivers again with his “Highly Subjective, Sometimes Eccentric, Oftentimes Random Insider’s Guide to Over the Rhine and Downtown,” from best art/dog park to best rooftop establishment by default.

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Fashion forward in Northside

parProjects transformed the Bertke Electric Warehouse into 10,000 square feet of art fusion, including music, visual arts and fashion. Lots and lots of fashion. Soapbox's Scott Beseler takes you there.

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The New Revolutionaries: Shaping the future with art, strings and passion

Tatiana Berman wants to get Cincinnati noticed. Her fresh take on the city's established arts scene shaped her Constella Festival, now headed into its second year and poised to strike a powerful economic as well as artistic chord.

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The many faces of Etsy

Four local artists who maintain Etsy shops take very different approaches to the online craft megasite. Each small business owner has a plan, but the role Etsy plays depends on products, time and long-term goals.

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Soapbox takes a holiday: Happy Fourth

In honor of next week's holiday, we won't be publishing Soapbox the week of July 3. Enjoy your Fourth, and we'll see you the week of July 10 with plenty of stories about what's next in Cincinnati.

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VFA Fellows excited to move to Cincinnati

They are young, high-powered, high-achieving, highly skilled professionals with their sights set on the same thing: success in Cincinnati, start-up style. Read where they are working — and why.

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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.

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Soapbox Savings: Symphonic Stylings, June 23

It's part fund-raiser, part art show. Part chamber music concert, part fashion show. Part dance party, part pop-up sale. On June 23, Symphonic Stylings takes over 10,000 square feet in the Bertke Electric warehouse in Northside for an event like nothing you've seen before.

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Thinking inside the box pays off for Oakley's Blue Manatee

Kids love to turn boxes into toys. The experts at Blue Manatee in Oakley turned that inevitability into an award-winning product that stimulates imaginations while it promotes local businesses and sustainability.

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Fringe exposure

In its ninth year, Cincinnati Fringe Festival sparked ideas, opened minds and just plain entertained thousands of guests. One photographer took the long view of the 12-day celebration of all things Fringe and the results capture the art, and artists, in new and unusual ways.

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What he left behind

Marvin Gates, 25, was shot and killed on the streets of Evanston last month. He was a blip on the 24-hour news cycle radar. But for family, neighbors and his supporters at the Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence, he was much, much more. Photos by Thomas E. Smith.

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Signs of progress light up museum's new home

Retrieving signs tossed into back alleys is something of a specialty for Tod Swormstedt, the force behind the American Sign Museum. With a working neon shop and 20,000 square feet of space, the museum's new home in Camp Washington gives his ever-growing collection a dazzling home. 

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Bright lights, neon city

Soapbox photographer Scott Beseler take us on a tour of the American Sign Museum in Camp Washington.

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My Soapbox: Sheida Soleimani, photographer

New college graduate and photographer Sheida Soleimani co-founded Third Party Gallery in Brighton last fall. She opens her second large-scale exhibit, which explores her Iranian-American identity as shaped by political refugee parents, at Prairie Gallery in Northside this week. The ambitious young artist talked with Soapbox's Elissa Yancey about work, school and coming to terms with cultural dualities.
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