Eight Refreshing Queen City Cocktails to Try This Summer

These locally crafted boozy beverages taste great and cool you down.

Coda Co. Creates Rustic Furniture and Home Decor Using Recyclable Materials

Husband-and-wife team Kelti and Tanner Ziese upcycle bourbon barrels, coffee bags, organic cotton rope, and more.

Pure Barre Will Host Free Classes on the Purple People Bridge This Saturday

More than 1,500 people participated in last year’s Barre on the Bridge event, which five local Pure Barre studios will bring back for a fourth year on June 22.

Mortal Ski Company in OTR Designs and Builds Skis for Slopes in the Midwest

The company is expanding into snowboard production this year, too.

A Pet Monkey Made This Bellevue House Famous

Today, countless Bellevue natives know this house simply as the place “where the monkey used to live."

Celebrate Pride Month All Year Long with These Colorful Goods

Five local businesses spread love with their rainbow products.

Stagecraft, Inc., Is Where Rosie Red’s Mascot Costume Goes for Maintenance

The character-building company has crafted mascots like the UK Wildcat and the UC Bearcat.

An Uber Sleek Home in Delhi Township

This contemporary home with a wooded two-and-a-half-acre lot is one of just six homes on a private drive in Delhi Township.

Dr. Know: Memorial Hall’s Virtues, a Tiny House in Pleasant Ridge, and a Vacancy Along Columbia Parkway

The good doctor holds forth on troubling issues, including essential qualities (according to Memorial Hall), a tiny Pleasant Ridge house, and a vacant house near Columbia Parkway.

Rookwood Pottery’s New Spin on Tradition

Morgan Willenbrink and Lauren Thomeczek have their hands on Rookwood's past—and its future.

Don Poynter Built a Novelty Empire As One of Cincinnati’s First Makers

Don Poynter built a business on jokey (sometimes naughty, often weird) gift products. Now some of those are in the collections of Cincinnati Museum Center.

Chef Liti Zabad Brings Wholesome Vegan Soul Food to Avondale

Inspired by a family member impacted by diabetes, this self-proclaimed “glammed-up hippie” shares her vegan soul food as a healthy alternative.

Top 5 Summer Cinema Must-Sees

We’ve reached the middle of June, summer break is in full-swing for kids and families now face the question of how to spend their...

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NEWS + PERSPECTIVES

How Many Reds Will Make the All-Star Team?

Two pitchers look to be the best candidates, given the new voting system.

Pure Barre Will Host Free Classes on the Purple People Bridge This Saturday

More than 1,500 people participated in last year’s Barre on the Bridge event, which five local Pure Barre studios will bring back for a fourth year on June 22.

Mortal Ski Company in OTR Designs and Builds Skis for Slopes in the Midwest

The company is expanding into snowboard production this year, too.

Stagecraft, Inc., Is Where Rosie Red’s Mascot Costume Goes for Maintenance

The character-building company has crafted mascots like the UK Wildcat and the UC Bearcat.

DINING

Eight Refreshing Queen City Cocktails to Try This Summer

These locally crafted boozy beverages taste great and cool you down.

Chef Liti Zabad Brings Wholesome Vegan Soul Food to Avondale

Inspired by a family member impacted by diabetes, this self-proclaimed “glammed-up hippie” shares her vegan soul food as a healthy alternative.

Numprik Thai Lao Is a Portal to Southeast Asia

Monroe's Main Street is home to authentic Thai and Laotian cuisine.

Whirlybird Granola Keeps It Natural

A truly good-for-you granola didn’t exist, so Christy White made her own.

ENTERTAINMENT

Kate Schmidt’s Metalwork Is Like Jewelry for Buildings

Equal parts art and craft, Kate Schmidt's work highlights Cincinnati's neighborhoods.

Top 5 Fifth & Vine Live Acts to Look Forward to This Month

The annual concert series that brings local and regional musicians to the Queen City for free public shows on Fountain Square kicked off May...

Acre Books May Be Small, But Its Titles Are Making a Big Splash

Based at UC, from the creator of The Cincinnati Review, this small press is bringing big talent to the page.

Robin Lacy & DeZydeco Celebrate 30 Years of a Unique Southern Sound

Proceeds from the band’s June 9 show will benefit Play It Forward, a nonprofit organization that supports local musicians, especially in times of extreme need.

HOME + LIFE

Coda Co. Creates Rustic Furniture and Home Decor Using Recyclable Materials

Husband-and-wife team Kelti and Tanner Ziese upcycle bourbon barrels, coffee bags, organic cotton rope, and more.

A Pet Monkey Made This Bellevue House Famous

Today, countless Bellevue natives know this house simply as the place “where the monkey used to live."

Celebrate Pride Month All Year Long with These Colorful Goods

Five local businesses spread love with their rainbow products.

An Uber Sleek Home in Delhi Township

This contemporary home with a wooded two-and-a-half-acre lot is one of just six homes on a private drive in Delhi Township.

BABY AND BEYOND

Founder of Cincy Dads Group Is Proud to Be a Stay-at-home Dad

Name: Brock Lusch Kids: Hezekiah (5), Ruby (3) Extracurricular claim to fame: Founder of Cincy Dads Group The skinny on "staying home": I told my wife from...

Eight Local Spaces Accessible for Kids with Special Needs

  The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati TCTC is offering its third season of sensory-friendly shows, including minimized effects, show preparation materials, and more, designed for autistic...

Local Parents Weigh in on the Pros and Cons of Homework in Schools

Although research suggests a positive correlation between home- work and student achievement, it’s negligible in lower grades. Parents may want to use research on...

UC Legal Professor Brings Passion for Protecting Children to Foster Care

Name: Emma Fletcher Foster kids: 1-year-old and 2.5-year-old girls (names withheld) Extracurricular claim to fame: University of Cincinnati legal professor and bass guitarist The call to foster:...

WEDDING

Four Local Bakeries That Take Cake to the Next Level

Cake is a perfect dessert staple at almost any celebration, but it's also an opportunity to showcase culinary creativity. These four local shops take...

This Is What it Looks like When Robin Wood’s Two Daughters Get Married

Sadie Steller and Libby Mock have always been close. Born just 19 months apart, the sisters are best friends and have experienced many of life’s milestones together. So when they set their wedding dates for just three months apart—Libby’s was June 11, 2016, and Sadie’s was September 3, 2016—it felt natural to plan their weddings side-by-side.

Ms. Married Lady: Food Bandits, Dress Code, and Who’s Paying?

It seems the theme of this issue’s column is “how not to cause an irrevocable rift in your family while planning your wedding.” Fun!

Five Bachelor Party Tips from a Serial Groomsman

Over the past 18 months, I’ve attended 12 weddings (three as a groomsman) and five bachelor parties. (Yes, I nearly wept over a recent credit card bill.) Through those experiences, I’ve discovered certain dos and don’ts about the art of groomsman-ing.