Art After Dark: Drive-In Movie: tonight at the Cincinnati Art Museum, a free screening of Hilltop Stories, an excellent series of shorts about current and past Walnut Hills residents.
Who Needs Red Bike?: just some questions about Cincinnati’s new bike rental program.
If Cities Want to Succeed, They Need to Focus on What Makes Them Distinct: “Places just need to do a little anthropological work to unearth their distinctiveness, distill it down and then imbue that “mojo” into everything they do.”
Jen and Paul’s One Stop Shopping Souvenir City and Chelsea Bus Tours: if you’re a fan of contemporary art, please check this out.
WalkNYC: a system of freestanding signs showcasing maps and local information.
Half of the United States Lives in These Counties: only 146 counties, in fact.
Mapbox Studio: design your own maps.
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!
Kyle Durrie of Power and Light Press was one of the exhibitors we met at Signature Mix, the NYC trade show we did earlier this year. This letterpress studio is based in Silver City, NM and, among other things, offers really nicely done US state map prints.
In NYC’s SoHo neighborhood, Subway Map Floating on a NYC Sidewalk by Francoise Schien is embedded into the sidewalk in front of 110 Greene St., between Spring and Prince Sts.