Class Reunion So...where did you go to high school? It's a simple question, but it speaks volumes to Cincinnatians. Ask—or answer—the question and you open a locker full of myths and memories, facts and fiction. In our 28-page cover package, we attempt to explain the phenomemon. And even if we can't fully explain it, we can at least relive the wonder, awe, misery, excitement, dyspepsia, and joy of the four most unpredictable years of most of our lives. Click here to download the digital edition for just $1.99.
The Question In this town, where you went to high school says more—much more—about you than simply where you went to high school. By William Powell2 Good 2 B 4 Gotten Captain of Industry? Queen of the Silver Screen? The crew cuts and cat's-eye glasses of the famous are captured for eternity on the pages of their high school yearbooks. See if you can identify the local notables. Plus, in the online version, you can add your own high school photos to the gallery. By Linda VaccarielloHall Pass Your old hangouts—the stadium, the front steps, the library? They're still there, luring your inner Ferris Bueller back to class. Text by Lisa Murtha, photography by Ryan KurtzOld School Ties Can you predict a kid's future based on his alma mater? In theory, every high school grad has the same shot at becoming the next Rob Portman or Gail Collins. But as the circuitry of this motherboard suggests, some schools generate more power than others. By Bethany Cianciolo and Tara DeringtonOne Shining Moment In this cage match, the pairings aren't based on a team's record, or ranking, or strength of schedule. It's purely about the mascot. We took 32 schools with unique nicknames, seeded them into brackets, and imagined what the outcome would be if the athletes stayed on the sidelines. Let the madness begin. By Amanda Boyd WaltersSchoolhouse, Rocked Before Columbine, there was Clay Shrout. In the spring of 1994, the Ryle High School junior murdered his family and then held his math class at gunpoint. The past 18 years have pockmarked the American landscape with even more horrific school tragedies. But time hasn't erased the scars here. By Julie Irwin Zimmerman
Frontlines How to save your ashInside Information Audrey Bolte saddles up for Miss USADr. Know Your QC questions answeredArt + Music Paintings and punk rock from Jon LangfordQ&A Brian Wilson, in briefHigh Tech Gearheads and Bond fans converge at Cincinnati Art Museum
Necessities Old-timey time-keeping and communal craftingStyle Counsel Jackson Prus dishes on Katy, Gwen, Gaga, and Daddy's jones for Halloween candyReal Estate Emery Park, MariemontIntersection NorthsideHomegrown BHLDN woos bridal guru Debra MorelandEscape From Airstream trailers to Louisville Sluggers, factory tours take you to the moment of creation
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Dining Out Nicholson's, downtownWeeknight Blublu, Mt. HealthyTake 5 Coffee plusFine Diving Red's Kitchen, NewportFoodography Popped cultureService Confidential The Tao of Walter BrownRestaurants A selective guide to the dining scene around town. Search the full list online
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