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The Increasingly Complicated Trials of Tracie Hunter

God, politics, race, and the judge everybody talks about but nobody knows.

Back from the Dead

The duo behind The Requiem Project use personal loss to bring the Emery Theatre back to life.

Salvaging Bones

Every now and then we get a perfect spring day in Cincinnati: balmy, bright, sunny and clear, pristine blue skies dotted with cumulus clouds. Sunday, April 17, 2011, was that kind of day. On that afternoon, David Paul Hebert—gangly, intricately inked, and maybe a little soused—loped into the backyard of Laura Harrell’s Kirby Avenue home in Northside. Trailing behind him was his new buddy, Jason Lee Weller.

Jerry Springer: The Cincinnati-ization of Jerry Springer

I came to Cincinnati in 1969. I’d just passed the bar in Ohio and the firm was Frost & Jacobs. When Bobby died [he’d been working on Robert F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign] they said, “Whenever you’re ready to practice law we’d like to have you.”

Nikki Giovanni: Growing Up in Lincoln Heights

I first lived in Wyoming; we were renting there. Then we bought a home in Lincoln Heights on Jackson Street and we moved there for a long time, and then we bought a house on Congress Street. Lincoln Heights to me was a lovely place. When I was growing up it was a working-class community. I went to St. Simon’s and I walked to school every day, which I liked. We had Neal’s Grocery Store—he was a veteran—when we lived on Jackson Street. Directly facing our home was Green’s. It was a juke joint. They actually had a jukebox. They sold Cokes. Some other things that I didn’t understand were probably going on inside.

All in the Family

With Next to Normal, the ETC takes on a musical that matters—again.

Market Crash

There certainly are bigger, better grocery stores all over town, and other players that have come and gone. So why did the death of little old Keller’s IGA in Clifton mean so much?

Cincinnati Kid: Jimmy Baker

With a new group of high-impact works opening at the Contemporary Arts Center, the artist talks about painting locally, exhibiting globally, and the mash-up of art, media, and culture in 21st century America.

He Shall Overcome

It’s easy to forget Christopher Smitherman’s brash relentlessness is based on old-school Civil Rights tactics. But that doesn’t make the NAACP president any easier to take.

Down on Main Street

The rise, fall, and lingering limbo of OTR’s dream street.