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The Long View

Don’t let last three games mar memories of previous 164

Pumpkin Ale

When the leaves turn and that crisp morning air returns, beer lovers know it’s time for a favorite seasonal: pumpkin ale. Recipes vary between brewers—some simply add pumpkin flavoring and spices like cinnamon and brown sugar, but the best use real hand-cut pumpkins.

Market Day

In search of nature’s bounty? Try these regional markets.

The Best Day of the Year: July 31

July 31 is the best day of the year. For starters, it is my birthday. More importantly, however, since 1986, July 31 has been the Major League Baseball trade deadline. After this date, in order to complete a trade, the player (or players) involved must clear waivers, a complicated system that I will not explain here, mainly because I do not understand how it works, either. For the most part, July 31 is the last day to make any key additions to your team for the stretch run of August and September.

Top 5 Places to Cool Down

There is nothing better than a refreshing dip in the water to escape the hot summer temperatures—and it’s even better when you’re flying down a water slide. Even without longtime staple The Beach (which closed this winter), there are still some great places to cool down this summer.

Top 5 Events this Week

Sports, music, comedy, and more headline the week to come, including a real-life castle party.

Reds First Half Awards

The All Star Game has come and gone, and now that the Reds have clinched home-field advantage in the World Series, we turn our attention to the second half of the season. But first, we look back on the first half that was and hand out some awards.

Unpopular Argument Alert: Defending Tony La Russa

When the All-Star rosters were announced Sunday afternoon, the list of Reds who didn’t make the game was more interesting than the list of those who did.

De Stewart

De Stewart (better known as Colonel De) has turned his lifelong obsession with spices into a book, a cooking show, and his own shop at Findlay Market. As summer heats up, we had to ask: What's the secret to a great rub?

California Dreaming

Every winter when the Major League Baseball schedules are released, the first thing I always look at is when the Reds will be sent to baseball’s purgatory—California. The Reds season has often swung depending on the result of road series against San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego (not to mention Arizona and Colorado).