Simple Space – On-Demand Space for Pop-Up Events: a fundraising campaign for an interesting Over-the-Rhine initiative.

A Visit to Ohio State Reformatory: tons of creepy photos of a site in Mansfield where Shawshank Redemption was filmed.

Stop Using ‘Brooklyn’ to Mean Hipster Neighborhoods: please and thank you.

Peering into the Secret, Spooky World of the Stasi: and what an efficiently Modern world it was.

Buildings without 13th Floor: “Why certain Chicago buildings relabel the 13th floor.”

Yes, You Can Vacation in These Celebrity Homes: from Orson Welles to Iggy Pop.

Map Shows What Each Country’s Military Camouflage Pattern Looks Like: just that.


Mapping Things Out: our friend Chris has just updated the handy map of Northside, the Cincinnati neighborhood in which he lives.

Cincinnati Gentrified at One of Nation’s Fastest Rates Immediately Following Housing Boom: a cause for celebration, for some.

AD Classics: North Christian Church / Eero Saarinen: I’ve mentioned before that a trip to Columbis, IN is well worth your while; here’s a close look at one of its iconic buildings.

For Punk Music, Gentrification Is the New Ronald Reagan: an update on gentrification and the punk scene in DC.

A Tale of Two Brooklyns: There’s More to My Borough Than Hipsters and Coffee: just that.

The Town That Went Underground: the town in question is Coober Pedy, deep in the South Australian desert, and it really did go underground.

‘Poison Garden’ Showcases the Darker Side of Botany: weirdness!


10 Must-See ArtWorks Murals in Cincinnati: just that.

An Outsider at the Crossroads: a fascinating account of moving to East Flatbush, deep in the heart of Brooklyn.

Loew’s Kings Theatre In Brooklyn Will Reopen Next Year: fantastic photos of the Loew’s restoration.

Urbanicide in All Good Faith: not sure how I feel about this anti-UNESCO rant, but it’s an interesting read.

The People Designing Your Cities Don’t Care What You Want. They’re Planning for Hipsters.: an article summed up well by its headline.

Krijn de Koning Builds Colourful Architectural Structures at Turner Contemporary: awesome, colorful and gorgeous.

Every State in the USA, Ranked by Its Beer: for fans of maps and/or beer.


Sustainability & the Cincinnati Advantage: a free lecture by The Urbanophile this Wednesday.

Travel Spotlight on Cincinnati and Its Top 17 Attractions: just that, including the American Sign Museum and Cincinnati Union Terminal.

No, the Gentrifiers Really Aren’t Coming from Ohio: maybe New Yorkers can stop ragging on Ohio now.

Pine, Fresh Again: the lobby of a gorgeous Art Deco skyscraper in Manhattan’s Financial District will reopen to the public next fall.

Watch NYC Gentrify Right Before Your Eyes: painful to see.

9 Most Overrated Cities in the US: a haterific listicle.

These Are the American Cities Hollywood Loves to Destroy: everything from infections to monster attacks.


New Workshops Hope to Assist Homebuyers Looking to Rehab in Over-the-Rhine: register here; offered by the OTR Foundation.

Insight OTR: “aims to highlight the people, stories, and community in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio, through audio and written recordings.”

Exploring Austin’s Street Art, Murals & Mosaics: tons of free eye candy; makes me really want to visit Austin again.

The Little Garden Studio: Children’s Community Garden and Art Center: a really cool effort to revitalize a vacant bus depot in Vancouver, WA.

League of Creative Interventionists: turning the city into an adult playground?

Are Malls Over?: to quote from Portlandia, “It’s so over.”

Tom Waits Map: “a map of places from Tom Waits songs;” OMFG, amazing.