Here’s the lay of the somewhat centrally-divided land: the places to go, the people to see, the customs, traditions, and tribal rites to be aware of when you cross the line. Don’t worry: Your side is still totally the best side.
At age 5, she told her parents that a beagle was speaking her name. Puzzled, they listened closer and discovered it was. Now she’s 20, and more and more people are talking about this unpredictable, tenacious, refreshingly unscripted soccer player.
New Charlie Harper For Kids prints like “Honey Bunny” (right) and glow-in-the-dark “Moon Jellies” (left) will class up any nursery. (Prices vary, Fabulous Frames & Art, 17 W. Fourth St., downtown, 513-579-9998)
Shaving purists agree: The wet shave is the way to go. The Mühle Rasierset shaving kit has a badger-hair brush and Gilette-compatible razor. ($136, 45/46 XY Inspired, 2719 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, 513-257-0259)
The college kid in your life will appreciate a cooler-than-average notebook—try Field Notes’s “County Fair” regional edition. ($9.95, Smartfish Studio & Sustainable Supply, 1301 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-910-8845)
Reading programs abound in summer (The Cincinnati Public Library and Joseph-Beth Booksellers are two terrific options) but even the most ardent young readers need a push in June, July and August. In this entirely unscientific poll of area bookworms aged 9-12, we’ve curated a literary menu for all palates.