Mature male gorillas, known as silverbacks, have Type-A personalities. “They’re hard-wired to be uptight,” says Ron Evans, team leader for primates at the Cincinnati Zoo. “Gorillas live in harems with one male for every five or so females. Those females are looking for someone tough who can protect them and their babies.”
Kate Hanisian and Ramsey Ford cofounded Design Impact in 2009 to establish a partnership between professional designers in the United States and community organizations in western and southern India in need of good design to promote and market social enterprise ideas.
Ever had a million dollar idea? Greg Allgood has. In fact, he’s had a $2 million idea. It started in 2000 when the Procter & Gamble employee was invited to work on a new project: a tiny packet that purified water. Allgood took one home, grabbed a bucket of dirty creek water, poured a packet in, and stirred.
In its five-year tenure, the ArtWorks community murals project has graced the city and region with 56 murals—and counting. Many of these murals have become icons unto themselves. The newest, a version of Charley Harper’s Homecoming (Bluebirds), appeared on the Court Street Executive Suites building this September. Here are a few more stats from this award-winning public art employment program.
Ten years ago, when Joan Conn first stopped in Haiti during a sailing vacation to Cuba, she vowed she’d never return—the poverty and suffering she witnessed was too much for her. “It was traumatic,” she says. Eventually, however, she did go back so that she and her husband, Ray, owner of construction company Tri-Con Inc. in Blue Ash, could teach English classes.
We covered a lot of ground in our November cover story, “Big Ideas.” We asked the scientists, researchers, teacher, and entrepreneurs from that story to answer two questions for us. What was the most exciting idea in their field or the city? And what was the most pressing need they saw? Their answers are included here.
WEBN has always been our sniggering, off-color, can’t-take-you-anywhere radio station. But is the lunatic fringe ready to croak?
Ohio’s feral pigs (big, diseased creatures, running roughshod over farms and state land, doing untold damage costing millions of dollars) are headed this way! And there’s only one way to stop them.
After a three-month stint as a midtown Manhattan project manager working on a restaurant re-branding, Michael Altman reflects on how NYC inspired a post-grunge college kid to tighten his fashion game. Where’d you get that style? When I was in high school at Purcell Marian, I’d wear my five-foot-10-inch father’s 38-inch-waisted suits from the 1960s. […]
Restoring Glendale’s historic Gordon house
Get interactive at these regional science museums.
Building jeans from scratch is a noble endeavor.
There is a brief scene early on in John Updike’s novel Rabbit, Run, where the main character, Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, hurtles through the night in his car with the radio on.
Jerry’s Jug House is a neighborhood bar in search of a lost neighborhood.
The words grilled cheese are a promise to the diner. There will be bread, buttered and placed on a hot surface. And there will be cheese, in excess, melted into a beautiful gooey mess.