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.
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.
Where our trash goes to be reborn.
George Costanza once compared parking to going to a prostitute: “Why should I pay, when if I apply myself, maybe I could get it for free?” Free downtown parking is rare, but there are affordable alternatives—if you know where to look.
All Jim Obergefell wanted to be was John Arthur’s husband. Now his name is on a Supreme Court case that could transform the future for the nation’s same-sex couples and make him a gay rights pioneer.
We have a reputation for grumbling about our mercurial weather—and for good reason.
April showers bring May trips to the pharmacy.
Races, rivalries, and rowdy parades: These are big days in the Queen City.
Often over lunch or coffee at one of these eight places.
Forget trying to count our hills. The bigger issue is keeping them upright.
And this past February, the City of Hamilton took home tap water’s highest honor for the third time since 2009. Bring it, Brita
This is how Cincy fails
But if you want less cheese, you can just get the hell out.
How our legendary—and legendarily moody—river makes us more than an economic contender.
Um, we don’t fare well.
Get it within three hours to avoid additional fees.
CSO ends its season with a modern crack at British comedy.
Bunbury Music Festival (June 5–7) is in the midst of a progression from hipster upstart to rocket-fueled indie-summer hootenanny.
“Our readers made a difference!”
Ohio legislators are trying to freeze out Planned Parenthood, one House bill at a time. But if they win, what do we lose?
Amazon Eve—a.k.a. Erika Ervin—is the world’s tallest professional model, an advocate for the transgender community, and the grand marshal of this month’s Cincinnati Pride parade.
Last summer, Cincinnati natives Brandon Beard and Nick Seitz founded Drivr Green Personal Transportation, a private, Uber-adjacent transit company that uses Tesla’s sleek, fully-electric Model S cars to transport customers.
In addition to adopting a cat left in the book depository, reference librarian Steve Kemple spends his workdays conducting music events and donning a gorilla suit.
The Heartless Bastards’ fifth full-length album, Restless Ones, deftly blends frontwoman Erika Wennerstrom’s soulful, full-throated vocals with the band’s versatile, blues-powered garage rock and a few new textural twists.
Occupation: Head of Design, BlackOwned Outerwear; His Style: Streamlined, but articulated
Five barber shops where you can get buzzed, clipped, shorn, and shaved in style.
Owner, Styles by O.D.I
Zap the lethargy of summer heat with these hyped-up patterns.
Wave hello to the future wearing computer-generated jewelry.
The glass-fronted contemporary designed by Luigi Marioni is in good company on Wyoming’s Compton Ridge Drive.
Cantilevered decks, clerestory windows, exposed staircases, and wooded lots: These homes are an encyclopedia of Mid-Century design.
We get it: You were raised to roll your eyes at any Ohio city that’s not Cincinnati. Guess what: Get over it. Dayton’s got brews, bikes, independent shops, and entertainment aplenty—plus a totally endearing acceptance of all that is offbeat. It’s an hour away, and you’re missing out.
A neighborhood, a burning cross, and a half-century of sadness.
Order a few appetizers and you’ll quickly discover Chef Ken Ando’s devotion to traditional technique.
Plus: A recipe for O Pie O’s Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
All hail ye olde sandwich shoppe.
You know the tide in town is shifting when the new place to see and be seen is the café of a museum.
Plus: A recipe for Bourbon Slush
Sherman Fracher has been gracing Cincinnati stages since 1998—she’s a regular at Cincy Shakes and Ensemble. But last fall, Fracher announced that she was focusing on her pickling business, Abiding Grace Farm Artisan Foods, which she operates from her farm in central Kentucky.
Last October, Cincinnati Magazine’s Linda Vaccariello dug deep into the saga of murdered Cosmic Pizza owner Rich Evans and the dramatic kindness of a community who rallied to support his surviving wife and children. Two years have passed since the tragedy and Ao Evans and family are thriving.
The Kitchen at Findlay Market is an 8,000-square-foot facility featuring five industrial-sized kitchens; four smaller pod kitchens; and various commercial grade ovens, fridges, and mixers that make large-scale production possible for small-scale food entrepreneurs.
It’s time to take a break from Tex-Mex, amigos.