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Dr. Know: Unidentified Artist, Antlers on Central Parkway, and Public Comfort

I’m on a team in Clifton that’s renovating a beautiful century-old mansion. We know a lot of its history, but there’s one detail that eludes us: a gorgeous mural on the living room ceiling...

Dr. Know: Lost Lincoln Statue, Kenwood’s Christmas Chaos, and O Pie O’s TV Legacy

I only recently learned that Cincinnati once had a Lincoln Park. Did Lytle Park’s beardless Abraham Lincoln statue start there and then get moved? —HAPPY PRESIDENTS DAY Dear Happy: Yes, a beautiful west-side expanse called Lincoln...

Cincinnati Made Me Who I Am, Long Before I Ever Heard of This City

C incinnati did not exist when I was a kid. I can’t remember when I first heard the name, though I’m sure that spelling it correctly came much later. I was born in Philadelphia—its own spelling...

Dr. Know: Crumbling Crosley, An Icy Overpass, and What Is W.A.P.A.?

Many devotees of UC would happily award Crosley Tower a stomped-on Lifetime Unachievement trophy.

A Dream Come True

Legendary TV Newsman Al Schottelkotte once did me a favor.

Dr. Know: The Longest Red Light, “Formerly Jillian’s,” and Damage at the United Jewish...

Who among us has not felt smoke emanating from our ears as we sit endlessly before the Great Red Destroyer of Appointments?

Dr Know: Security Camera in Hyde Park, 1920s Car Engines, and Where Did the...

There’s a security camera affixed to a utility pole on Observatory Avenue in Hyde Park, facing the intersection at Edwards. It creeps me out. Hyde Park isn’t exactly a high crime area, and I...

Dr Know: Security Cameras in Hyde Park, 1920s Car Engines, and Where Did the...

"There’s a security camera affixed to a utility pole on Observatory Avenue in Hyde Park, facing the intersection at Edwards. It creeps me out."

How This Magazine Helped Clumsy Me Find My Soulmate

Things were different back in the Olden Days of the 1990s.

Dr. Know: Queen City Burger Kings, a 60 Minutes Mystery, and How Pendleton Got...

Rather than make a chart showing the dizzying array of Juniors and The Thirds, let’s just say that the East End Railroad Pendletons were related to the Over-the-Rhine Politics Pendletons.
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