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This Pharrell Williams cover has been making its way around the web, its cheesy but its fun.

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4:7 Thesis Exhibition Show

The 4:7 Thesis Exhibition Show at the Art Academy of Cincinnati included a pretty cool popup shop featuring branding for OTR. What's the back story on this shop's extensive branding with 150 for sale t-shirts, tanks and sweatshirts?

Katie told me for her senior thesis exhibition she worked on a brand and campaign called This is OTR for the past 9 months. It's a pop-up shop that's centered around OTR.
The basis of the brand and campaign is educating people about the history of OTR and helping to dispel the lingering negative connotations of the neighborhood. The show is a culmination of these efforts.

This is OTR
This is OTR
This is OTR
This is OTR
This is OTR
All the other artist had amazing work on display also, including a performance piece by Mike Price that could have been shocking for anyone who has never seen an animal skinned.
I also liked David Cestelli's bike branding, pretty cool.
This is OTR
This is OTR
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Jay Bruce* is livin large at Great American and downtown

Ferrari 430
*It probably isn't Jay Bruce's Ferrari F430. But it could be!
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nei pesci ci fidiamo: St. Therese Little Flower

St. Therese Little Flower was the last church fish fry of the season and it was probably my favorite so far, with a few caveats. But more of that later, there were no lines which had me worried for a minute but I'm guessing that will happen at a smaller parish, and the weather was incredible which might have kept people outside.
The fish was the crispiest and tastiest so far. The steak fries were also very good, coated and crunchy. The cole slaw is nontraditional, but in a good way and I liked the touch of pepper they added.
Now for the downside, the servings were small, four steak fries? I know these fish fries are fund raisers but come on. But I shouldn't complain, I'll take a little quality over generous portions of mediocracy any day.
St. Therese ended at 4 out of 5 fish with the portions holding them back.

Friday Fish Fry St Therese Little Flower
Friday Fish Fry St Therese Little Flower
Friday Fish Fry St Therese Little Flower
Friday Fish Fry St Therese Little Flower
Friday Fish Fry St Therese Little Flower
Friday Fish Fry St Therese Little Flower
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Sid Saturday

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photons streaming from a red hot sun

4th St right outside my door
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Central Parkway protected bike lanes

@margyartgrrl and Mel talking about protected bike lanes on Central Parkway
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As told by Margy: "Central Parkway is a perfect street for a PROTECTED bike lane because it links so many neighborhoods with a high percentage of people who ride bikes: Northside, Clifton, Clifton Heights, West End, Over-the-Rhine, and the Central Business District. Central Parkway connects people and businesses in these neighborhoods. And it is an unusually wide street."

Josh Mrvelj, a transportation engineer with the state said the reduced traffic lanes on the parkway would improve safety for pedestrians and motorists, who often speed on the road and will have to slow down. He described complaints about the loss of a parking lane for two hours a day as “zero-sum thinking.” according to the Business Courier. “I do not think the city is obligated to provide parking for all 24 hours without restriction,” Mrvelj wrote. “Reduced width provides calming for vehicular traffic and is proven again and again to reduce both the frequency and severity of crashes.

But it seems our tone-deaf and relentlessly ill-equipped "Accidental Tourist" of a mayor who has blustered and bludgeoned his way through every issue is hell bent on killing this project.
And why not, once again it helps some of the most bike dense neighborhoods, neighborhoods that he politicized in his downtown vs. the city campaign.
But we all knew deep down anyhow that every time Captain Clueless talked about bike infrastructure it was the old bait and switch, distract and divide proponents of anything not having to do with streets and his special interest buddies.

Meanwhile this cool bike show comprising of Cincinnatians who don't ride on the street happened at UC last week.
Cincinnati Bike Show #university #cincinnati
Cincinnati Bike Show #university #cincinnati
Cincinnati Bike Show #university #cincinnati
Cincinnati Bike Show #university #cincinnati
Cincinnati Bike Show #university #cincinnati
Cincinnati Bike Show #university #cincinnati
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Sid Saturday

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