New Riff Kicks Off July Rooftop Pop-Up Events

The Riff Top events will continue throughout the month of July on Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 10 p.m.

Bobby Diddle’s Longfurbs Gives a Crafty Update to a ’90s Icon

Local artist Bobby Diddle takes the Furby, a talking animatronic toy from the 1990s, and creates a new kind of character.

Gold Star Partners with MORTAR for a Weekend Fund-Raiser

Gold Star Chili and MORTAR are raising funds for local small businesses, entrepreneurs, and nonprofit organizations impacted by COVID-19.

These Restaurant Aid Efforts Deserve All the Tips

The pandemic has been especially hard on restaurants and the people who run them. Luckily, many folks within and outside the industry stepped up to help themselves and others.

Finally, FC Cincinnati Is Back

FCC takes on Columbus Saturday night as Major League Soccer tries a World Cup-esque tournament in an Orlando “bubble.”

Metropole Reopens, Sets Date for 21c’s Cocktail Terrace

A new summer menu, a timely art exhibition, and new safety protocols mark the 21c hotel’s restaurant and museum reopening.

The 2001 Riots, Followed by a Recession, Led to Reforms

The 2001 riots, followed by the 9/11 economic downturn, led to new reforms and long-needed development for a neglected neighborhood.

Organizations That Made the Effort to Connect During COVID-19

In a time when staying apart is the safest thing to do, strengthening our bonds and supporting each other takes a little more effort.

Traditions Continue At Sugar n’ Spice’s New OTR Location

The Cincinnati classic now has a second home with the diner’s new location in Over-the-Rhine, within the renovated former Joe’s Diner on Sycamore Street.

Beauty Boutique Essentiel Opens in Oakley

Walnut Hills High School alumna Stephanie Bamonte's new Oakley boutique, Essentiel, offers clean beauty products for "effortless style."

The 1974 Tornado That Destroyed Xenia and Prompted Changes to Weather Reporting

The 1974 super outbreak of tornadoes forced updates to weather technology, storm warning systems, and federal disaster recovery.

The Last Days of Cincinnati’s Notorious Noodle Factory Saloon

The infamous Noodle Factory saloon brought in a clientele interested in one of two pastimes: fisticuffs or watching fisticuffs.

This Kennedy Heights Mini-Castle Has a Sweet History

Forget the massive manor. This adorable 1929-built four-bedroom, three-bath mini castle in Kennedy Heights is a sweet dream.

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NEWS + PERSPECTIVES

Finally, FC Cincinnati Is Back

FCC takes on Columbus Saturday night as Major League Soccer tries a World Cup-esque tournament in an Orlando “bubble.”

Organizations That Made the Effort to Connect During COVID-19

In a time when staying apart is the safest thing to do, strengthening our bonds and supporting each other takes a little more effort.

The 1974 Tornado That Destroyed Xenia and Prompted Changes to Weather Reporting

The 1974 super outbreak of tornadoes forced updates to weather technology, storm warning systems, and federal disaster recovery.

The Last Days of Cincinnati’s Notorious Noodle Factory Saloon

The infamous Noodle Factory saloon brought in a clientele interested in one of two pastimes: fisticuffs or watching fisticuffs.

DINING

New Riff Kicks Off July Rooftop Pop-Up Events

The Riff Top events will continue throughout the month of July on Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 10 p.m.

Gold Star Partners with MORTAR for a Weekend Fund-Raiser

Gold Star Chili and MORTAR are raising funds for local small businesses, entrepreneurs, and nonprofit organizations impacted by COVID-19.

These Restaurant Aid Efforts Deserve All the Tips

The pandemic has been especially hard on restaurants and the people who run them. Luckily, many folks within and outside the industry stepped up to help themselves and others.

Metropole Reopens, Sets Date for 21c’s Cocktail Terrace

A new summer menu, a timely art exhibition, and new safety protocols mark the 21c hotel’s restaurant and museum reopening.

CULTURE

Spring Grove Cemetery Offers an Alternative Outdoor Art Experience

If COIVD-19 museum closures are leaving you art-starved, Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum is one of the best options this summer.

Bobby Diddle’s Longfurbs Gives a Crafty Update to a ’90s Icon

Local artist Bobby Diddle takes the Furby, a talking animatronic toy from the 1990s, and creates a new kind of character.

The Cincinnati Art Museum’s New Art Climb Is a Great Workout

Now you can work out and appreciate art simultaneously, thanks to the Cincinnati Art Museum’s new Art Climb steps from Gilbert Avenue to the museum’s parking lot.

Sudan Archives Is a Folk Artist, Interrupted

The 26-year-old violinist, singer, producer, and beat-maker is the most cosmic and uncategorizable presence to come out of Cincinnati since Bootsy Collins.

HOME + LIFE

Beauty Boutique Essentiel Opens in Oakley

Walnut Hills High School alumna Stephanie Bamonte's new Oakley boutique, Essentiel, offers clean beauty products for "effortless style."

This Kennedy Heights Mini-Castle Has a Sweet History

Forget the massive manor. This adorable 1929-built four-bedroom, three-bath mini castle in Kennedy Heights is a sweet dream.

A Tasteful Restoration Helps This Historic East Walnut Hills Home Shine

Historic details like leaded glass bay windows and original plaster moldings share space with high-end appliances and a sweet master bath in East Walnut Hills.

Three Terrace Park Homes on the Market

From modern to charming, here’s a trio of homes with different styles all located in the peaceful, close-knit community of Terrace Park.

BABY AND BEYOND

Cincinnati’s Road to Becoming One of the Most Welcoming Cities for LGBTQ Families

Cincinnati Public Schools board member Ryan Messer uses his seat at the table to create a more inclusive environment for LGBTQ parents and students.

This Local Entrepreneur’s Postpartum Gift Box is Perfect for New Moms

Postwell Founder Jess Mabis prepares new moms for what can be a difficult journey with her carefully curated postpartum gift boxes.

Five At-Home Summer Camps to Bust Quarantine Boredom

In the midst of coronavirus cancellations, summer camps have adapted by creating virtual programs. Here are five camps that your kids can enjoy online.

Three Anti-Racism Resources for Families

White parents are responsible for teaching their children to respect and uplift black lives. Here's how to find effective anti-racist children’s books and other texts.

CINCINNATI WEDDING

These Amazing Spaces Will Wow Guests at Your Bridal Shower

From a former governor's house to a microwinery, one of these local spaces will have the perfect vibe for your bridal shower.

Local Couple Hosts Virtual Quarantine Wedding from Their Front Porch

Margaret Hocker and Tony Shaw were planning to marry earlier this month at the public library, but then COVID-19 caused a change of plans.

Local Couple Celebrated Nuptials With Natural Elegance

Caroline Wendling and Nicholas Shine's reception was filled with tall, plush greenery, pink peonies, and lanterns at the ornate Hall of Mirrors.

Local Couple Marries in Theatrical Celebration

Jessica Moulis and Douglas Hollern released doves at the end of their wedding ceremony, creating a dramatic moment for the couple and their guests.

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