What does the fox say? I guess we’ll never know because, after 77 years in business, Fox’s Clothing has closed its doors. All that remains is this ghost signage on Court St. between Vine and Race in downtown Cincinnati.
New Book Praises Terrace Plaza as a Cincinnati Modernist Gem: book signing tomorrow at The Booksellers on Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati.
Cincinnati’s Culture of Self-Sabotage: just that.
Metrobot Is Coming Back and Looking for a Home: of course this Nam June Paik sculpture belongs across the street from the CAC; duh.
Manifest Gallery Expanding, Offering More to Visitors: very cool news for the local art scene.
An Open Letter to Whoever Is Running the City of Detroit: the Heidelberg Project‘s Jenenne Whitfield speaks truth to power.
Call for Submissions: Rust Belt Chic Press: The Cincinnati Anthology: you’re invited to share your Cincinnati story [in words or pictures] by 6 Dec 2013.
Where Do Twitter Trends Start? Try Cincinnati.: “maybe Cincinnati’s culture is just blissfully average — corporate researchers often use Ohio as a test market because middle American tastes mirror, in the words of Ohio State marketing professor Neeli Bandapudi, ‘the broader trends of the nation.’”
Banksy’s ‘Ghetto 4 Life’ Work Upsets Bronx Residents: world-famous street artist Banksy continues his visual provocations in NYC, this time inspiring some thoughtful and eloquent critique from area residents.
Deciding Whether It’s Lights Out: the planned end of a community hit hard by Hurricane Sandy.
How to Manhattanize a City: “turning a city into a playground for the wealthiest inhabitants, even as it forgets about the poorest.”
I’m not a fan of scary things and strongly dislike Halloween, but I couldn’t pass up a chance to tour the old John Shillito & Co. department store in downtown Cincinnati. This is probably the closest I’ll ever get to a haunted house!
Metro Art Shelters Project to Transform Eyesores into Literary Canvases: coming soon to Cincinnati’s downtown and Over-the-Rhine neighborhoods; I can’t wait!
3CDC Moves North with Next Major OTR Project: “3CDC is planning something — it doesn’t yet know what — at 15th and Race streets.”
The Cold War Bunker that Offered Subterranean Suburbia below Las Vegas: crazy architecture.
For All It Has to Offer, Cincinnati Deserves Another Look: comparing Over-the-Rhine’s Findlay Market to Boston’s Faneuil Hall is a bit LOLtastic, but the love from Lexington is much appreciated.
Odessa: Vanished: I’m so glad that I ate one last dinner at this NYC institution before its recent closure.
New Photos of Renovations in the Abandoned Loew’s Kings Theater in Brooklyn: on the other end of the urban spectrum, an old movie theater is being given a new lease on life as a performance venue.
China’s German Ghost City: all about Anting German Town, a development on the outskirts of Shanghai.
Case Study Houses: Then and Now: tons of eye candy for fans of Modern architecture.
Cincinnati’s Terrace Plaza Hotel: An Icon of American Modernism: Shawn Patrick Tubb is raising money to publish a book about the famous, shuttered downtown Cincinnati hotel.
31 Ways To Tell You’re From Cincinnati: one somewhat condescending listicle from a national site.
Skateboarding Culture Catches Air: on the growing skate scene in Detroit.
Lego Wants You to Unleash Your Inner Modernist: a new Lego kit with 1,200 white and clear pieces and a book with architectural exercises but not actual instructions. Ooh, want.
Confessions of a Harlem Gentrifier: “As part of a white influx into a historically black area, I can’t help feeling like a tourist — or an intruder.”