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Dr. Know: Burger Chef Bygones, Cancelling Charles McMicken, and Counting Turtle Lamps

The good doctor holds forth on troubling issues, including oddly-placed restaurant signage, what else we might erase, and a disappearing municipal fixture.

That Time I Gave a High School Commencement Speech

I once gave a high school commencement speech. Someone asked me to do it again 25 years later for his coworkers.

Dr. Know: Parking Without Meters, Defunct Signage, and Dangerous Merging

The good doctor holds forth on troubling issues, including how those meter-less parking spots work, when the Cincinnati Gardens sign will come down, and getting onto I-471.

Dr. Know: Snow Shoveling Scofflaws, When The Doors Didn’t Play Music Hall, and Fax...

The good doctor holds forth on troubling issues, including what to do when your neighbor won't clear a path, why Jim Morrison was too much for our delicate sensibilities, and a local maker producing fax machines—in the 1930s.

Dr. Know: Fancy Fire Hydrants, a Long-Lost Rock Venue, and Those Infernal Contraflow Lanes

The good doctor holds forth on troubling issues, including deciphering color coded hydrants, whatever happened to Panacea, and torturous road construction.

That Time I Left Cincinnati, Never to Return, and Tragedy Reminded Me Where I...

This month, we reflect on the 40th year since the Who concert. I wasn’t in Cincinnati that night, but I realized how much I’d become someone from Cincinati.

Dr. Know: Cincinnati’s Thanksgiving Day Race, Sawyer Point’s Bicentennial Bricks, and O’Bryonville’s Official Borders

The good doctor holds forth on troubling issues, including the history of Cincinnati's Thanksgiving Day Race, how to find a Bicentennial Brick at Sawyer Point, and O’Bryonville's lack of municipality.

Dr. Know: Josh Groban’s Green Suit, the Proper Abbreviation of Cincinnati, and a Secret...

The good doctor holds forth on troubling issues, including how cucumber theft inspired Josh Groban's wardrobe choice, Cinti vs. Cincy, and a secret P&G store.

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.
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