Editor’s Letter, August 2020: Searching for Silver Linings

We’re all searching for silver linings. We want to believe that the disruption, uncertainty, and down time will add up to something positive in the end.

Umber 87 Wax Bar Puts a Spin on Self Care Using Wax and Vinyl

Over-the-Rhine’s newest wax bar Umber 87 combines music and eclectic art to create a relaxing environment focused on individuality and healing.

Local Nail Artist Maggie Stewart Reflects on the Pandemic Shutdown

For local nail technician and artist Maggie Stewart, the COVID-19 shutdown went from being “terrifying” to an opportunity for growth.

The Cincinnati Reds Find a New Star in the Nick of Time

Nick Castellanos emerges as one of the league’s best hitters and the best in the Reds’ lineup, but can the team keep him past this season?

Western & Southern Open Moves to New York

The Western & Southern Open, Mason's signature summer tennis event, moves to New York City ahead of this year's U.S. Open.

No Storefront? No Problem for Fat Ben’s Bakery

With a mostly digital presence, Fat Ben’s Bakery has adapted well to the pandemic’s upending of the culinary industry, selling themed quarantine boxes.

Nostalgia Wine & Jazz Lounge Set to Open Next Week in OTR

The new Vine Street bar Nostalgia Wine & Jazz Lounge will serve up a rotating wine list and live jazz music in a retro setting with a modern flair.

For Team Hughes, Basketball Is So Much More Than a Game

Basketball is more than a game for referee Kelly Whelan and coach Bryan Wyant, who created Team Hughes to support Hughes High School students.

Pepp & Dolores Serves Good Pasta in Hard Times

Cincinnati’s dining scene far outstrips, in breadth and quality, what you would expect. Pepp & Dolores is another fine addition to this mosaic.

A 1980s Hyde Park Home Takes Its Cues From MCM

This Hans Nuetzel–designed home blends the best of the ’80s with mid-century influences, and makes great use of its hillside setting.

Brad Bernstein Reopens Postmark and Buys Former Dutch’s Space

Co-owner Brad Bernstein reopened Postmark as a bistro this week and purchased the historic Dutch’s space in Hyde Park earlier this summer.

Cincinnati’s Strange Fascination With Japanese Weddings

Before 1910, Cincinnati's Asian population was extremely small and almost exclusively Chinese. Still, the city had a 30-year obsession with Japanese wedding ceremonies.

Graeter’s Ice Cream CEO Is Selling His Historic Home in East Walnut Hills

Historic elements like a Prohibition-era rathskeller and original 1890s light fixtures take center stage in Rich Graeter's East Walnut Hills home.

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Remaking Purcell Marian High School

Principal Andy Farfsing embraces the challenges of remaking his alma mater in the face of changing Catholic education trends and COVID-19 uncertainty.

Editor’s Letter, August 2020: Searching for Silver Linings

We’re all searching for silver linings. We want to believe that the disruption, uncertainty, and down time will add up to something positive in the end.

The Cincinnati Reds Find a New Star in the Nick of Time

Nick Castellanos emerges as one of the league’s best hitters and the best in the Reds’ lineup, but can the team keep him past this season?

Western & Southern Open Moves to New York

The Western & Southern Open, Mason's signature summer tennis event, moves to New York City ahead of this year's U.S. Open.

DINING

No Storefront? No Problem for Fat Ben’s Bakery

With a mostly digital presence, Fat Ben’s Bakery has adapted well to the pandemic’s upending of the culinary industry, selling themed quarantine boxes.

Nostalgia Wine & Jazz Lounge Set to Open Next Week in OTR

The new Vine Street bar Nostalgia Wine & Jazz Lounge will serve up a rotating wine list and live jazz music in a retro setting with a modern flair.

Brad Bernstein Reopens Postmark and Buys Former Dutch’s Space

Co-owner Brad Bernstein reopened Postmark as a bistro this week and purchased the historic Dutch’s space in Hyde Park earlier this summer.

CULTURE

Cincinnati’s Emily Henry Grabs National Attention for Her First Adult Fiction Novel

In April, Book of the Month Club picked West Chester native Emily Henry’s ”Beach Read," a feel-good romance and Henry's first adult fiction novel.

Airbnb Program Highlights Local Olympian’s New Children’s Book

During 60-minute reading sessions, former UC track star and gold medalist Mary Wineberg shares stories of perseverance with listeners around the world.

Five Must-Read Books by Local Black Authors

From poetry to history, we’ve curated a list of five titles by Cincinnati-based Black authors to add to your summer reading list.

In the Face of COVID-19, FotoFocus Shares the Wealth

Executive director Mary Ellen Goeke decided to cancel the 2020 biennial and donate $800,000 of operational funds to more than 100 local arts groups.

HOME + LIFE

Umber 87 Wax Bar Puts a Spin on Self Care Using Wax and Vinyl

Over-the-Rhine’s newest wax bar Umber 87 combines music and eclectic art to create a relaxing environment focused on individuality and healing.

Local Nail Artist Maggie Stewart Reflects on the Pandemic Shutdown

For local nail technician and artist Maggie Stewart, the COVID-19 shutdown went from being “terrifying” to an opportunity for growth.

A 1980s Hyde Park Home Takes Its Cues From MCM

This Hans Nuetzel–designed home blends the best of the ’80s with mid-century influences, and makes great use of its hillside setting.

Graeter’s Ice Cream CEO Is Selling His Historic Home in East Walnut Hills

Historic elements like a Prohibition-era rathskeller and original 1890s light fixtures take center stage in Rich Graeter's East Walnut Hills home.

BABY AND BEYOND

Why We Need to Cut Working Parents Some Slack Right Now

Being a working parent, especially right now during the coronavirus pandemic, makes you a freaking superhero. We see you and support you.

Science Around Cincy YouTube Series Provides Virtual, Educational Fun

The locally filmed and produced YouTube series teaches kids scientific concepts with connections to nearby, real-life science jobs.

Five Tips for Moms Feeling Overwhelmed by Parenting During COVID-19

Mama Bear Domain blogger and “mom life coach” Kelly Hater shares tips for moms feeling overwhelmed by this year’s unique set of parenting challenges brought on by COVID-19.

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.

CINCINNATI WEDDING

Cincinnati’s Strange Fascination With Japanese Weddings

Before 1910, Cincinnati's Asian population was extremely small and almost exclusively Chinese. Still, the city had a 30-year obsession with Japanese wedding ceremonies.

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.

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