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Letter from the Editor

“Three more one-mores?”

This was the response my 2-and-not-yet-a-half-year-old daughter gave to the order “One more book” at bedtime a few months ago. In our house, bedtime has become something of a psychological battleground, pitting parental fatigue and orneriness against obviously superior forces—the wily manipulation, strategic screaming, and tactical use of tears by a toddler. Call it The Art of War by Sun Tzu, as translated by Dr. Seuss. To ha

Letter from the Editor

Two themes dominate this month’s issue: food and death. As themes go, it’s hard to think of two that touch more people’s lives. Undoubtedly, the vast majority of us earth-dwellers are unified by our dependence on the former and avoidance of the latter. Even those unhappy few in the pro-death, anti-food wing of humanity are, by their very nature, philosophically invested in the subjects. But in magazine parlance, a Food & Death Issue is what they call a “hard sell.” True, ever

Letter from the Editor

In case you hadn’t noticed, business is not too good right now. Unemployment is way up, the markets are way down, and some prominent economists think we’re headed for a second Great Depression, though what’s so great about it beats me. In magazine land, when faced with this kind of woeful societal scenario, there are a few different ways you can go. You can knock out a Big Serious Advice package that attempts to walk readers through the minefield to achieve a certain peace of m

Letter from the Editor

Every year for the past decade, we here at Cincinnati Magazine have taken it upon ourselves to gather up some shining examples of stupid behavior by local citizens and package it (with a wink and a snort) as the Pork Roast. This began long before I became editor, but in its current form it is a blatant rip-off—though we like to think of it more as an homage—of “Dubious Achievements,” Esquire’s long-running satirical breakdown of modern American inanity. Of cou
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