This is a story of traveling shearers. And of some seriously quirky animals—an outsized number of whom, it turns out, call Ohio home.
Looking back from the cool vantage point of the 21st century, the battle lines of the Civil War seem clearly delineated: North vs. South, with Cincinnati proudly on the banks of the winning side. But a new book by U.C. professor Christopher Phillips lifts the veil of history to reveal a city divided by its allegiances more than we might care to remember.
How did a distillery in Lawrenceburg that everybody still calls “Seagram’s” come to be the source of the best rye whiskey in America, and a helluva lot of good bourbon, too? It starts with the water—and the expertise of master distiller Greg Metze. Where it ends no one knows.
A bumper crop of cucumbers is no laughing matter, nor is trying to cook with tasteless ‘sweet’ corn in February. But with some simple tools and home–ec chutzpah, you can resolve both on a summer afternoon.
In this case, the chickens come first. But many an egg is sure to follow.
The buzz on raising bees.
Fill your garden beds with these plants, all perfectly at home in our particular micro-climate.
Your trash can become your treasure, too. At least when you turn food scraps into soil.
Community gardens not only feed people, they bring them together—and they come in many varieties.
Urban or suburban, you can live amid the flora and fauna. With neighbors, too. Aberlin Springs and Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage show the way.
“They’re kind of like dogs—they know who their people are.”
You may be surprised to see the kinds of fruit and veg that your Ohio River Valley garden will support.
Grow your dough.
In a landscape filled with GMOs and monocropping and invasive species, sometimes it’s good to just let your garden grow the natural way.
Let it grow. Anywhere.
With so little distance to travel from soil to plate, potted plants are the carbon footprint equivalent of roller skates.
Know Theatre’s latest show sparks romance to the sound of ’90s alt-rock.
Dr. Know: Unsightly Trapeze Contraptions, Origins of the Teleprompter, and an Oddly Personal Greyhound Bus Misadventure
Nonetheless, we shall proceed.
Bridgetown native Ricky Nye has been the bee’s knees of the Cincinnati blues scene since the 1980s.
Tracey Helton Mitchell is fighting to beat heroin, over and over again.
“Being camp-raised opens you up to the possibilities of imagination. It’s always a wacky place where kids don’t have to fit into an adult world.”
Showcasing the comic book pop genius who came out of the Queen City.
Gentlemen, step away from the saggy khakis—and toward a bevy of new casual menswear shops.
Mark your calendars for August 25.
If the spectacular natural beauty of New River Gorge National River isn’t enough for you, plan your visit for the third Saturday in October, when the park’s famous New River Gorge Bridge opens to pedestrians for Bridge Day.
Musical instruments and more are in for a wearable tune-up if Lynne&Lucille has anything to do with it.
And yes, in the summertime, games count as gear.
Are co-op grocery stores hippie throwbacks or the sustainable economy of the future?
Watch your step! The rough old wood floor at Candlepin Bowling Lanes has just been replaced with a slick, state-of-the-art surface. Other than that, it’s still the Eisenhower Era in the basement of Wyoming Civic Center.
“It was like an atomic fruit bomb went off: apricots were everywhere. I’ve never eaten so many apricot tarts, or so much apricot jam, in my entire life.”
Built by OTR’s Germans (and funded by its brewers), Philippus United has been pointing the way forward for 125 years.
The Madeira bistro offers innovation alongside French bistro classics.
One local baker gives Pop-Tarts a beautiful upgrade.
In China, it’s not the chicken or the egg quandary. It’s the rice or the noodle.
Tim Farmer has been showing viewers how to eat from the earth for more than 20 years through the award-winning Kentucky Afield television show. Now, his new show invites viewers into his Franklin County kitchen, where he cooks everything from pork ribs to pineapple upside-down cake.
There’s gustatory genius behind Decca’s deceptively humble vibe.