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Soapdish: Kaze stretches OTR foodie landscape

Wherein resident Soapbox non-food critic foodie tours OTR's latest, greatest dining destination and deems it "absolutely stunning."

From The CR: Word Problem

Cincinnati Review Managing Editor Nicola Mason introduces a new selection from the award-winning literary journal, Margaret M. Luongo's "Word Problem."


My Soapbox: Duru Armagan, organizer, Rise of the Cool Kids

You may know Duru Armagan as the owner of OTR's Sloane Boutique. This month, she styles Rise of the Cool Kids (ROCK), a projection fashion show and performance that highlights streetwear and Cincinnati's growing fashion scene. She shares the details with Soapbox's Robin Donovan.


New brew in town: Collective Espresso opens in OTR

Every aspect of coffee—its taste, its smell, its appearance, even the feel of the space in which it is served—gets careful attention at the newly opened Collective Espresso, founded by two non-native Cincinnatians in Over-the-Rhine.


My Soapbox: Sherry Carran, Covington's mayor-elect

Covington's first female mayor, Sherry Carran, takes office next month. The alum of the University of Cincinnati’s architecture program and long-time Northern Kentuckian shares her thoughts on her election, her goals, and bikes in Covington with Soapbox’s Hannah Purnell.


Soapdish: At 21C Museum/Hotel, 'c' stands for 'cool'

Clearly the “c” in 21c stands for “cool.” In fact, sitting where it is, adjacent to the Zaha Hadid-designed Contemporary Arts Center, we may have one of the more potent, one-two combinations of cool in the greater Midwest, not to mention another notch in our impressive belt of cultural tourist attractions.


For Good Special: Emanuel's transformation

This week, we bring you a special, in-depth look at the recent sale of the Emanuel Center in Over-the-Rhine, a nonprofit organization that we've covered before in Soapbox.


The New Revolutionaries: Hatching ideas with The Bird Haus

Match passionate locals, creative entreprenuers and a petite force of nature known as Cat Amaro and you get The Bird Haus, a migratory classroom where learning is fun, fascinating and, yes, cheap.


Local shops, shoppers embrace CoSign's first culmination

A parade of cherry-pickers greeted Northside business owners and shoppers last Friday at the unveiling of the city's first CoSign Project. Artisan-crafted signs took the shape of everything from intricately carved tumbleweeds to airplanes to jackalopes in this celebration of signage, small businesses and collaboration. Soapbox's Scott Beseler takes a tour.


Queen City sweetness: Home-town bakery startup expands offerings, again

Peggy Shannon, who dreamed up Queen City Cookies just two years ago, will open a gift shop today as part of her new Northside "campus" dedicated to community empowerment, entrepreneurial energy and amazingly delicious sweet treats.


Sisson, Ohs tell of transformation in 'I Send You This Place'

A fashion design Fulbright scholar and a computer scientist met in Cincinnati, married, then traveled to Iceland on a journey to make a film. The result is as spiritual as it is cinematic. "I Send You This Place" premieres in Cincinnati Nov. 29 at the Emery Theatre.


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.


Pigs on the fly: Gig's pigs go online

Eleven pigs are online and up for auction as part of ArtWorks Secret Artworks fundraiser this year. Check them out before they all go wee, wee, wee, all the way home!


Sweet Sistah Splash spices up Sycamore Street

Instead of talking about the kinds of programs they wanted to see more of in Cincinnati, entrepreneurs Nzingha Byrd and Daphney Thomas decided to join forces and feature them. They opened Sweet Sistah Splash in Over-the-Rhine in July.


Fresh art uncovers hidden treasures

Where you see an empty carton, Andrey Kozakov sees a face. Where you see a cabinet, he sees a magical box. Most of all, the Cincinnatian from the Ukraine sees his art as an expression of his freedom—from the bonds of the past and the constraints of convention.
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