Interview: Winemaker Kate MacDonald, Skeleton Root Winery

Reviving America's native grapes and the country's first commercial wine region in Cincinnati

One way to entertain yourself during the more sobering moments of a “dry January” is to study up on the very stuff from which you’re abstaining. Oenophiles should start with Skeleton Root, a small-scale Cincinnati winery helmed by aviation engineer-turned-winemaker Kate MacDonald. The Ohioan’s approach to wine is as exceptional as its surprising backstory, a lesson in American history we wish wouldn’t have escaped our …

Klipsch Audio Outfits the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The iconic venue gets a thorough, uniform sonic upgrade

For years now, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has honored the greatest in the industry while inviting fans into their iconic building filled with rare remnants of musical history. This year, that facility is getting an upgrade thanks to partner Klipsch Audio. At a location where the live music experience (and preserving recordings of the live music experience) reigns supreme, the brand is …

Studio Visit: Zachary Armstrong

The Ohio-based artist speaks about the importance of taking on art like a kid as he heads to Art Basel Miami 2014

Zachary Armstrong has found a universal truth in his artwork—that a yearning for the open mind of childhood connects us all. Sitting in his light-filled studio in Dayton, Ohio, Armstrong is surrounded by relics of his own childhood, objects and drawings made by him and his family that have inherited such personal value that they have become the fundamental inspiration for his artwork. His pieces …

Wood Burl Coffee Roasters

Outstanding single origin coffee roasted in small batches in Dayton, Ohio

Picking up a bag of fresh, locally roasted coffee is no longer limited to major cities. After 10 years working professionally in the coffee business, Brett Barker decided to turn his personal hobby of home roasting into a full-time job. Setting up shop in Dayton, Ohio, Barker quickly developed an impassioned following over the past year with Wood Burl Coffee Roasters. “I believe what sets …

Interview: Mark Fox

Our discussion with the NYC via Ohio artist on the influence of puppets, Sunday Mass and a fateful tornado in his acclaimed work

Manipulation is something everybody experiences every day—good or bad, conscious or unconscious. For NYC-based artist Mark Fox, manipulation has permeated his entire body of work and is a theme he continues to explore in his latest exhibition “MFKPMQ.” The exhibition—which opens today, 16 January 2014, and runs until 22 February at NYC’s Robert Miller Gallery—presents the acclaimed artist’s most developed work to date. Fox first …