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How Hamilton County Got Bluer Politically While Ohio Became Solid Red

Political pundits love their metaphors, especially when they start with “B”: bases, battlegrounds, bellwethers, and, once the 2018 mid-term votes were counted, blue waves. Locally, the most surprising Democratic Party win was probably Stephanie...

This Cutting Edge Novel Tells the Story of a Cincinnati War Hero

On Desperate Ground, the latest book from award-winning author Hampton Sides, shares a lot with his previous nonfiction hits. But one thing makes this book extra special, particularly for Cincinnati readers—a character (and Evendale resident) named Lee Bae-Suk.

Make Ohio Great Again?

The state's next governor faces an uphill climb to counteract some serious foundational problems.

Is MLB Killing Our Beloved Baseball Holiday?

It’s Cincinnati’s favorite double play: the Reds host their first game of the season while the city celebrates with a parade. This year, however, it’s being broken up by greed.

What Impact Will Hamilton County Have on the 2018 Elections?

You can make a strong case that Ohio’s biggest cities will determine the outcome of this fall's midterm election. But the real story isn’t the amount of political power Cincinnati and her sister cities hold. It’s the reasons why they don’t hold more.

Elizabeth Catte Reveals the Other Side of Appalachia

A new book from Ohio’s own Belt Publishing reveals this region’s other side, refusing to be defined as poor, angry, and overlooked.

Here’s How People’s Liberty Works, From Project Grants to Haile Fellowships

Herein, a peek at what three years of three grant categories has brought to life.

How Ohio Has Shaped Toni Morrison’s Fiction

Toni Morrison's talent cannot be overstated or over-appreciated. But less understood are her deep Ohio roots—and the fundamental role the state plays in her work. Consider, for instance, her Cincinnati masterpiece Beloved.

Marty Brennaman Is Still Coming In Loud and Clear

Marty Brennaman has been the voice of the Reds for more than four decades. But his most impressive feat has been keeping a voice of his own.

Blue Manatee Books Is Cincinnati’s Own Children’s Publishing Outfit

When is a kids’ bookstore not just a kids’ bookstore? When it’s also a publishing house.