Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Some Things Are Worth Saving

A downtown landmark with historic roots faces an uncertain future at the crossroads of demolition and preservation.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Lost Airport of Lebanon

You might remember Nick. He's the one known as the "Supreme Chancellor," in my ongoing Kings Waffle series. True to form, this story begins at our local diner, our Waffle House.

We were sipping coffee one day as the sun started to go down and the evening light of summer started to pour in. The best kind of light. I nagged Nick: "we should go shoot something, find something to photograph."

"What about the abandoned runway right next to my work?" he said.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Out of the Basin, Up to Nippert.

At the risk of sounding redundant, I'll keep my comments brief. If you read back in February, I editorialized my excitement for the coming of FC Cincinnati, the city's latest pro sports franchise. I spoke about what the team meant to me, what it meant for the city, and what I was doing to support both. Over the weekend, FCC held its first home match, a 2-1 victory of Charlotte.

I documented the experience, one of the best moments I've ever had as a Cincinnati sports fan.

As a founding member of Die Innenstadt, a supporters group based out of the urban basin, I'll be regularly updating the "news" section. The reason I'm posting this to QC/D is to share what I felt was a historic moment in the city's ever evolving history. Nearly 15,000 people packed Nippert Stadium for professional soccer and the crowd was unlike any other. Read the full recap and future soccer stories here.

QC/D will be back with a fresh update later this week. One about a forgotten airport (history and soccer, it's a damn good week).

Thursday, April 7, 2016

French Fry Heaven

I recently had the chance to sample a new restaurant in Cincinnati. One that's redefining how to do french fries.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

A Day in Arch City

I hate the term "flyover city." There's more to the United States than just New York, Chicago and LA. There's also more to the United States than just its collection of major cities. Even while places such as Columbus, Indianapolis, Portland, my hometown of Cincinnati, et. all toil to define their identities and stand out, all places have elements that make them unique to an extent. From rural municipalities to international ports, there's always a sense of place and local pride hidden within, always something to find. I've enjoyed stopping in small towns along road trips just as much as I've enjoyed wandering around New York City. This was my chance to see Columbus, a city like my own in that it's adored by most of its people and probably too often overlooked, shrugged off, or stereotyped by others. I've found that taking the time to get to know a place, to make an effort to see it, to learn about it, to walk its streets - that all teaches you a better appreciation and understanding of any place you go. This was my chance to see the Arch City, thanks to a longtime friend and promoter of his adopted home.