Tommy McDonald

Editorial Intern

Location icon United States

Journalism tract: General
Location of Internship: CityBeat
Supervisor: Maija Zummo (513)-665-4700 [email protected]

Portfolio
CityBeat Cincinnati
REVIEW: Tania El Khoury's 'As Far As My Fingertips Take Me'

Paige Deglow We sent two of our writers to experience Tania El Khoury's As Far As My Fingertips Take Me. Here are their thoughts. Mackenzie Manley: The premise of Tania El Khoury's As Far As My Fingertips Take Me is forward enough: You walk into a room, sit in a chair, slip on a pair of headphones and stick your arm through a hole in a gallery wall.

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REVIEW: Nic Kay's 'PUSHIT! [an exercise in getting well soon]'

Paige Deglow "That's an artist?" asks a puzzled group of children near the corner of West Elder and Vine streets. It's one spot where NIC Kay, a gender nonconforming performance artist, chose to momentarily cease their brisk stride to perform one in a series of pained and decelerated contemporary dance progressions.

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Cincy Shakes' Kelly Mengelkoch Reimagines the Role of Lady Macbeth

Mikki Schaffner Photograhy Lady Macbeth is perhaps the most cunning, ruthless and well-known female lead in Shakespearian tragedy. But in Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's current production of Macbeth - with the addition of a succinct original opening scene and thoughtful subtlety throughout the play - Kelly Mengelkoch has made the 500-year-old role her own.

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Best "How is This Still Here?" Bookstore

The unmistakable scent of musty old books hits you like a brick wall the moment you set foot in Duttenhofer's Books, and aesthetically, it's like the personal library of a Mensa member with a hoarding problem. Tens of thousands of tomes, spanning nearly half a millennium, eclectically fill the space's snuggly-fit shelves and spill over into various crates strewn about the floor.

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Best Pay-What-You-Want Art Supplies

When starting an art project, one never knows what kinds of random materials they'll need to complete their vision - or how pricey it may become. Indigo Hippo's staff know this better than anyone, which is why no place caters to Cincinnati's offbeat artists quite like them.

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Best Make-Your-Own Pizza Parlor

If you've ever felt restricted by the all-too-vanilla topping selections found in most pizzerias, Zablong is the answer you've been waiting for. This Chipotle-style build-your-own pizza joint gives you the freedom to create an oblong 'za (get it?), offering 28 toppings ranging from prosciutto and spicy chickpeas to ghost pepper salami.

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Best Cheesy Gnocchi

Cheese and potatoes are a classic pairing that's pretty damn hard to screw up, but equally difficult to elevate to Michelin-star quality. Nicola's, one of OTR's most esteemed restaurants,does just that with their gnocchi. And while they don't have a Michelin star, they do have four diamonds from AAA.

Citybeat Cincinnati
Best Make-Your-Own Pizza Parlor

If you've ever felt restricted by the all-too-vanilla topping selections found in most pizzerias, Zablong is the answer you've been waiting for. This Chipotle-style build-your-own pizza joint gives you the freedom to create an oblong 'za (get it?), offering 28 toppings ranging from prosciutto and spicy chickpeas to ghost pepper salami.