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Style Counsel: Jill Franco

This Montessori school teacher gets extra credit for snazzy shoes.

They Persisted

Documentary filmmaker Andrea Torrice explores the untold story of the African-American mothers who led the charge for educational equality in Hillsboro, Ohio.

True Adorn Boutique Puts Down Roots in Kentucky

At this Kentucky boutique, having fun looks good.

Zadie Smith To Give The Mercantile’s Annual Niehoff Lecture

Smith’s presence at the Niehoff’s 30th anniversary lecture is a milestone.

Contemporary Arts Center to Exhibit Notable Street Artist Swoon

Born Caledonia Curry in 1977, the artist known as Swoon is getting her first major survey exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Center. Like Shepard Fairey and Banksy, Swoon has gained notoriety for her striking and surprising street art.

Cincy Brew Ha-Ha Brings The Laughs, 11 Years Running

Small city, big scene. Exhibit A: Cincy Brew Ha-Ha.

Rehabbing MainStrasse, One Property At a Time

What started with a convenience project has blossomed into a mission to steer Covington’s MainStrasse toward stabilization.

Top 5 Fun and Games This Week

From Paddlefest to the Delhi Skirt Game, Cincinnati is having a grand old time this week.

Top 5 Summer Reads With A Cincinnati Connection

We queried a few of our favorite book worms—The Mercantile Library’s Cedric Rose, Blue Manatee’s Sarah Jones, and Joseph Beth’s Kelly Morton—for a few summer reading picks with local connections.

Top 5 Cultural Events This Week (Including A Cold Brew Honorable Mention)

It’s hot this week. Go inside and get some culture and drink some damn cold coffee.