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The Day Tripper: Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville’s long history with Kentucky’s state spirit is about to order a second round.

Bicycle Card Decks Have Something for Everyone

Lest you think computer solitaire and electronic poker have destroyed the market for real decks of cards, the U.S. Playing Card Company, which moved to Erlanger from Norwood in 2009, will happily prove you wrong.

Try This: Abby Girl’s Cupcake Shake

When owners Nathan and Andrea Thompson opened their Eastgate Abby Girl Sweets location, it didn’t take long before they were blending cupcakes into a housemade ice cream base to create cupcake shakes.

“Kegel to the Beat” With Shasta Geaux Pop

Shasta Geaux Pop is both the name of the show and its main character, an emcee of unbridled enthusiasms (and ego) ready to take center stage.

Seu Jorge Presents: The Life Aquatic, a Tribute to David Bowie

The sets and costumes hark back to the movie, giving this already trippy production another layer of beautiful strangeness.

Cincinnati Wildflower Preservation Society Celebrates 100th Anniversary at Lloyd Library

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Cincinnati Wildflower Preservation Society—founded in 1917 by botanist E. Lucy Braun—the Lloyd Library is collaborating with the society and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden on a special exhibition.

The TSA Instagram Feed Is A Scary, Hilarious Place

The man behind the TSA’s funny—and surprisingly informative—Instagram feed.

Lost City: Cincinnati’s First Beer Boom

Our mug runneth over with local beers—a bonanza that owes much to 19th-century brewers in Over-the-Rhine. But why?

The Geography of Memory: How 544 Forgotten Photographs Bring Cincinnati’s Past Back to Life

In a cardboard box next to a filing cabinet, a Hamilton County Auditor's office staffer found 554 black-and-white 8-by-10 photographs of downtown’s central business district, dating from late 1968.

Have It Your Way

In no particular order: Five joints where the burgers sizzle, the beer is cold, and there’s always a spot at the bar.