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The Man Who Came to Dinner
Jean-Robert de Cavel promised us five years, tops. Two decades later, the chef who arrived to take the reins at Maisonette has seasoned the city with his restaurants, his protégés, and his enthusiasm for all things Cincinnati.
Doris Kearns Goodwin rewrites the book on William Howard Taft, the president we never really knew.
Cincinnati Kid: Fred Hersch
Raised in North Avondale, Fred Hersch transformed himself into one of the most ambitious, idiosyncratic, and prolific pianists in jazz. He is also gay, living with AIDS, and in 2005 nearly died from an intense bout of pneumonia. On the eve of his homecoming gig at The Blue Wisp, Hersch talks about his music, his mortality, and his dreams.
Speak Easy: Dianne Ashton
How Hanukkah turned Red, White, and Blue.
Forget Barbie’s Dream House. The Easy-Bake Oven brought out the Domestic Goddess in me.
High Profile: 2013 U.S. Bridge King
John Altman doesn’t wear a crown. His kingdom is both virtual and physical, and in it he is widely known as a man of skill—a teenaged master of numbers and logic, proclaimed Bridge King by the American Contract Bridge League.
Bird Man of Mariemont
John A. Ruthven, our most popular living painter, at 89.
You talk to John A. Ruthven for a while, and on your way back home, a bird might fly by. Suddenly, your eyes are glued to it. You start wondering about its nest, about its migration patterns. Ruthven has that effect on people. All of a sudden, you have new eyes for nature.
Checking the Sheets
In a world of rumpled towels, disabled workers can clean up.
The Point’s laundry comes clean
Inside Information: Cyclocross Racer
Gerry Schulze dishes the dirt on cyclocross
In 2008, air courier DHL left Wilmington, Ohio, sending the small city into a tailspin and transforming it overnight into a poster child of the Great Recession. But a funny thing happened on the way to economic Armageddon: The citizens refused to let their lovely town wither and die.
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