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The Fall of Uncle Al

Were you there that time the children’s show icon played at Maisonette? I was.

Dr. Know: Sign Design, News Anchor Cameos, and Underage Drinking

The good doctor holds forth on troubling issues, including a signmaker's credit, how Al Shottlekotte got on Gilligan's Island, and the legality of having a drink with your kid.

Dr. Know: The Roses of OTR, Doris Day’s Proximity to King Records, and Barrier...

The good doctor holds forth on troubling issues, including a rose garden in OTR, Doris Day's proximity to King Records, and barrier glare screens on I-74.

Complaining about Columbia Parkway Landslides Is a Centuries-Old Tradition

Cincinnati has been tormented by Columbia Parkway across a 150-year love/hate relationship pockmarked with countless ruptures, repairs, and repeats.

Dr. Know: Calling for Time, What’s in Skyline Chili’s Skyline, and Parallel Bridges

The good doctor holds forth on troubling issues, including calling Cincinnati Bell for the time, the buildings in Skyline's logo, and parallel bridges that aren't in Walnut Hills.

I Wrote the Songs

Cincinnati has several official songs. Some are mine.

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

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.

Dr. Know: Columbia Parkway Landslides, Fountain Square’s Name, and Ringing a Giant Bell

The good doctor holds forth on troubling issues, including Columbia Parkway landslides, Fountain Square's legal name, and the giant bell at St. Frances de Sales Church.

Battery Acid Reflux: The Worst Possible Solution for a Car That Won’t Start

The worst possible solution for a car that won’t start.

Dr. Know: Pete Rose’s Home Invisible to Google Maps, Flagging Traffic Deaths, and Too-Loud...

Pete Rose is banned from baseball, but why is he banned from Google Maps? When I try to use the Street View to see his boyhood house on Braddock Street near Anderson Ferry, I...
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