Cincinnati Edition

Last weekend, filmmakers from all over the Cincinnati area competed to see who could make the best short film in only 48 hours. Premiere screenings of the films from the Cincinnati 48 Hour Film Project will be held June 7 at Thompson House, and the winner will go up against movies from around the world.

Suits That Rock will return to The Carnegie’s Otto M. Budig Theatre stage for the 8th annual Suits That Rock concert on June 20 and 27. The event features forty local business and community leaders with a passion for music who gather each year to drop their briefcases and pick up their microphones and benefit youth education at The Carnegie.

In what often seems like a long time ago in a galaxy far away, going to summer camp meant hiking, fishing, maybe learning how to tie knots. Fortunately those camps still exist, but along with them today are programs for kids who want to learn about digital journalism, JAVA game programming, Aeronautics, and other science and math based subjects.

The recent scandal involving FIFA, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association might be leading newscasts, but it should not overshadow the 2015 FIFA Women'’s World Cup Games about to begin in Canada. While America was late to the game of soccer, it continues to grow in popularity.

by Scott Beseler, provided by Soapbox Media

    

Greater Cincinnati is blessed with a wealth of interesting buildings, featuring a variety of architectural styles, including many beautiful structures that originally served as houses of worship. Local writer and WVXU contributor Rick Pender took a look at some of those old buildings, now serving a much different purpose, in an article published by Soapbox Media.

    

Imagine you and a few of your friends are locked in a room, and the only way out is to solve puzzles and find clues that will lead to your escape. Tired of video and computer games, people are discovering real “Escape Room” adventures for entertainment.

While a recent report shows the number of people who are on the streets or staying at emergency shelters has decreased locally, last year there were still nearly 8,000 individuals counted on the streets, in shelters and in transitional housing programs in Hamilton County.

    

Letterpress printing, which uses moveable type, was the everyday printing technique for centuries. And although it is time-consuming and labor-intensive, especially compared to digital print technologies, it is not only still in use today, it’'s making a comeback. “Pressing On, The Letterpress Film will be a feature-length documentary that explores letterpress printing, and who and what has kept it alive.

Our constantly connected, tuned-in world can become stressful and often crowds out the ability to just sit and think, to slow down and relax. Maybe it's time to explore the benefits of doing nothing more than sitting quietly, shutting out much of the noise that surrounds us.

As we head into summer, things are starting to heat up, and we'’re not just talking about the weather. The number of Republicans vying for their party’'s presidential nomination is growing each month, while many Democrats are hoping there are other candidates willing to step-up and challenge Hillary Clinton.

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