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Julie Irwin Zimmerman


Urban Affairs: Full Throttle

The east side gears up to join the rails-to-trails revolution.

Purl Wise

A DAAP expat makes the world a little cozier.

The Benefactor

His first restaurant (Jean-Robert at Pigall’s) was a virtual gift to the city and he helped save a beloved Cincinnati icon (Rookwood Pottery) from oblivion. So how come Martin Wade isn’t feeling the love?

Advantage Cincinnati

The Western & Southern Open puts us on the world (tennis) map.

The School That Anthony and Jack Built

There was a time when Taft High was one of the worst schools in Ohio. Now students have their own laptops, tutors from Cincinnati Bell roam the halls, the newly built campus has gone high tech, and 95 percent of seniors graduate.

The Ghost of Buddy Gray

In January of 1978, in the middle of the night during one of that brutal winter’s blizzards, a group calling itself the Over-the-Rhine People’s Movement took over the abandoned Teamsters Union Hall at 217 West 12th Street.

For five years the group had used various rooms and storefronts to provide shelter to the homel

Backstory: Housing Crisis

After two years of sniping, lawsuits, and drama, can CMHA get its house in order?

Altared State

Sister Louise Akers was a decades-long supporter of female ordination. When Archbishop Pilarczyk asked her to renounce her conviction in 2009, her refusal set off a landslide of national interest in the Delhi nun's beliefs.

Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

There is much in the plant business that is punishing, if not downright ugly: exhausting days during the growing season; changeable weather and fickle consumers; the threat of fungus, pests, disease, and price-slashing competition. So perhaps it’s not surprising that in the last half-century, the number of