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Second Sunday on Main

From chocolate chili popsicles to handmade shoes, from art galleries to sustainability-focused retailers, Main Street in Over-the-Rhine continues its latest renaissance. Soapbox photographer Scott Beseler offers a visual 411, with images captured during an idyllic Second Sunday on Main celebration. 

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Share the road: A bike-friendly guide for non-bikers

Did you know that in the state of Ohio, bicycles are considered vehicles and are supposed be treated as such? Or that cyclists can be given tickets for riding on the sidewalk, and are urged, for safety reasons, to take up the entire lane while riding? As Cincinnati's bicycle infrastructure grows, it's more important than ever for everyone on the road to know how to share it safely. Soapbox cyclist-in-chief Evan Wallis shares some basic tips.
 

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On a roll: Euro Cargo bikes mix art, sustainability

What happens when a European designer lands in Cincinnati to create a new breed of Cargo Bike? Farmers, and artists, take note.

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GOOD ideas: Art on the move

Cincinnati's arts leaders posed a challenge for creative thinkers: how can the city's vibrant arts scene be maximized to attract and retain talent? Twenty-somethings doing something offer an exciting new approach during the GOOD Ideas for Cities event held downtown this fall. Take a listen and see how you can keep the conversation going. Video courtesy The Queen City Project.

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Miracle on Woodburn

From vintage stores to high-end fashion shops and art galleries, a new day is dawning on Woodburn Avenue in Walnut Hills. Entrepreneurs who have long called the neighborhood home welcome the fresh energy and say it has already made an impact in one of Cincinnati's most iconic communities.

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GOOD ideas: Get on the bus

Change the way you work with buses in our region—that's the GOOD idea proposed by Team Possible as part of the GOOD Ideas for Cities project, an initiative launched this spring. Video courtesy The Queen City Project.

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Poster boy: Neltner builds cool creative niche

Keith Neltner loves music. And while he doesn't play an instrument, his art captures the essence of bands like the Alice in Chains, Shooter Jennings and, perhaps most famously, Hank Williams III, in everything from album covers to belt buckles. That's when he's not working as a brand-building ad-man in Newport.

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My Soapbox: Floyd Johnson, OATW

If you've seen an Ohio Against the World t-shirt, you've seen the work of Cincinnati designer Floyd Johnson. And the DAAP-rejected college drop-out proudly embodies the phrase he appropriated. He tells all, including the scoop on his recent work with Nike and his college brush with Playboy, to Soapbox's Maria Seda-Reeder.

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The New Revolutionaries: All Night Party mixes business, pleasure

From specialty pizzas to "HearPlugs," the musicians of The All Night Party know lots more than creative music promotion. With their help, local bands navigate the business of music in fresh, innovative ways.

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Composing a life of music, art, Cincinnati stories

Call Liberty Hill's Rick Sowash a grasshopper and you won't be far off. From his home of the edge of downtown, the accomplished chamber music composer also works as an author, Cincinnati tour leader, public speaker, sometime house painter and publisher of books, musical scores and cds. Oh, and two days a week he works as a guard at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

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Bunbury's full frontal

Big yellow beach balls. Hula-hoops and craft beers. And a really cool app. Soapbox's Scott Beseler and Casey Coston team up for a full-frontal review of the inaugural Bunbury Music Festival.

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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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