Flying Lotus in 3D - Madison Theater

words & photography | MATT STEFFEN   Kentucky and her northern neighbor showed up to welcome Flying Lotus, the Warp Records deejay, the rapper sometimes known as Captain Murphy, IDM record producer Steven Ellison. An enigma with his finger on the pulse. His music runs the gamut. His pace is frenetic. His collaborators, well-known. Radiohead, A[...]

Whispering Beard 2019 - Cincinnati, Ohio

words & photography | MATT STEFFEN   I pulled into Smale Riverfront Park almost ready to be disappointed. No one likes change, and the reconfiguration of a beloved music festival, especially one with the rabidly loyal following of the Whispering Beard, wouldn't be without its naysayers. I'm still haunted by the ghosts of Midpoint past, now shu[...]

Through the Lens of a Fan - The 2019 Western and Southern Open

words DOUG GEYER | photography DEOGRACIAS LERMA Every August, the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio, rivals its popular neighbor across I-71. Though Kings Island draws bigger crowds with its thrilling rides and rollercoasters, the Western and Southern Open becomes a mecca for tennis fans and media from around the world for one, hot week. Though [...]







Philippe Haas: Suiting with a Twist

words |  TAMIA STINSON  photography | ADAM LEIGH-MANUELL  creative  styling |  ILYCIA KAHN   Philippe Haas, owner of Philippe Haas Bespok...

Alexander Nash

words OLIVER YORK | photography DEOGRACIAS LERMA The word gentleman is collectively defined as “a cultured man of calm demeanor and stron...

Asha Ama

words JENNIFER PERUSEK | photography DEOGRACIAS LERMA | photography assistant SARAH COCHRAN stylist JULIETTA LADIPO | makeup KELLY SCHRODER...

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Eat My Globe Podcast

words GRACE YEK, CCC, MS | photography SYBIL VILLANUEVA Things You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know About Food   Few things are as deli...

Inside Deeper Roots Coffee, Part 2

words GRACE YEK, CCC, MS | photography DEOGRACIAS LERMA | video DOWN DOG MEDIA & SHANON RICE The Heart and Science of Coffee - Part 2...

Inside Deeper Roots Coffee, Part 1

words GRACE YEK, CCC, MS | photography DEOGRACIAS LERMA | video DOWN DOG MEDIA & SHANON RICE The Heart and Science of Coffee - Part 1 ...

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Bellwether Music Festival 2019

words & photography | KYLE WOLFF A fat sun rotated with a chubby moon throughout Bellwether Music Festival held on the Renaissance gr...

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Cincinnati Opera's La Traviata

words MICHAEL KEARNS  |  photography MICHAEL KEARNS & MATT STEFFEN On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, Cincinnati Opera held a Community Open ...

Sharon Draper - Storyteller

words DANA JOHNSON | photography DEOGRACIAS LERMA | photography assistant SARAH COCHRAN | makeup artist CHRISTINE RICE Within seconds of ...

BLINK - Cincinnati, OH

photography | MATT STEFFEN BLINK spanned 20 city blocks, from the banks of the Ohio River to Cincinnati's historic Findlay Market.  The...

Cincinnati Opera's The Magic Flute

words MICHAEL KEARNS  |  photography MICHAEL KEARNS & DEOGRACIAS LERMA As Stage Director, Daniel Ellis is a man who wears many hats i...

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