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Go West: Broadhope Art Collective inspires new thinking in Cheviot

Five artists share one vision in Cheviot: work together to share inspiration and build a creative community on the West Side. The result? The Broadhope Art Collective, which opened last week. 


'Contained' takes art into the streets of OTR

'Contained,' an exhibit of art presented in shipping containers in Over-the-Rhine, takes art into the streets, as the Requiem Project extends its reach beyond the Emery Theatre. Soapbox's master photographer Scott Beseler offers a tour.


New sounds in Newport: Local music scene gets a reboot

When the Southgate House closed its doors last New Year’s Eve, Newport, Kentucky, lost one of the region’s premier music venues. Over the last several months, two new music destinations have developed in its place. Soapbox takes a look at how the show goes on at the new Thompson House and the Southgate House Revival.


Chicks in the city: a snapshot of sustainable urban living

Boxed in the backyard of a stucco Northside home, 72 toes claw through straw and shredded compost. Nine clucking chickens are cooped up in chicken-wire-wrapped wood beams. Welcome to Chris Lamkin's world.


From the CR: Bats

In honor of the season, Soapbox once again partners with the acclaimed literary journal The Cincinnati Review to offer you a tasty tidbit of poetry. Enjoy Brian Barker's "Bats," and read why CR editors fell under its spell.


By the 'Books'

A Books by the Banks veteran shares insider secrets about what to look for at this year's literary festival.


My Soapbox: Craig Vogel, University of Cincinnati

What do machines that make frozen margaritas, OXO Good Grips and the entrepreneurs on Main Street have in common? According to UC's design guru Craig Vogel, two very important things:  Opportunity and innovation. Vogel shares his thoughts on Cincinnati and what companies need to do to “get it right.”


From hummus to nuts, Zaidan's journey back to Findlay fueled by family

After a decade away from Cincinnati, Kate Zaidan has returned to reshape her family business, Dean’s Mediterranean in Findlay Market. She’s not just selling fresh-roasted nuts to other local businesses, she’s staking her claim on the family brand.


Soapbox Special: Half off at the Emery, 10/10

This week, we're proud to partner with The Requiem Project: The Emery to offer half off tickets to the Wed., Oct. 10 Bill Frisell Disfarmer Project. Click for details.


My Soapbox: Kimberly Clayton-Code, NKU's Institute for Talent Development and Gifted Studies

Kimberly Clayton-Code, Director of the Institute for Talent Development and Gifted Studies at Northern Kentucky University, shared some insights on the program she helped launch five years ago and what it means to be gifted kid today. Parents, breathe a sigh of relief: it's now hip to be smart.


Stairways to stories: Students trace steps of history

NKU undergrads Shane Winslow and Andrew Boehringer began a labor of love by climbing dozens of Cincinnati's public staircases every week. Now they're writing a book about those steps, many of which led from downtown to the city's first suburbs.  These modern history detectives see them as keys that unlock important stories of the city's past.


Brighton: Working on the edge

People make things in Brighton. Nestled in the northern tip of the West End, and bordered by Central Parkway on the east and Spring Grove Avenue on the west, Brighton’s demographics defy easy explanation.


Psst: Cincinnati's greener than you think

From a nationally recognized "poop processor" to a net-zero energy corporate headquarters, Cincinnati exemplifies "green" leadership to other cities and states. So why aren't more locals talking about it? Soapbox offers four conversation starters.


The New Revolutionaries: Smarter than a Goldfish

What do shoe-making workshops, recycled sketch paper and Portolets have in common? They're all part of Main Street entrepreneur Alisha Budkie's sustainable world, one the UC design alum is helping build with support from longtime neighbors and a growing army of her peers in Over-the-Rhine.


My Soapbox: Joshua Bell on the arts and Cincinnati

Violin superstar Joshua Bell visits Cincinnati this week to play with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. He talks with Soapbox's Stephanie Kitchens about his time in the city, his life as a Hoosier and his belief that even classical music can benefit from innovation.
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