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Checking In

It may be a luxe boutique hotel with a first-rate restaurant. But 21c Museum Hotel is all about the art.

Working To End Child Slavery

Ten years ago, when Joan Conn first stopped in Haiti during a sailing vacation to Cuba, she vowed she’d never return—the poverty and suffering she witnessed was too much for her. “It was traumatic,” she says. Eventually, however, she did go back so that she and her husband, Ray, owner of construction company Tri-Con Inc. in Blue Ash, could teach English classes.

Saving Zoo Gorillas One Echocardiogram At A Time

Mature male gorillas, known as silverbacks, have Type-A personalities. “They’re hard-wired to be uptight,” says Ron Evans, team leader for primates at the Cincinnati Zoo. “Gorillas live in harems with one male for every five or so females. Those females are looking for someone tough who can protect them and their babies.”

Ashes to Ashes

The emerald ash borer may be killing your trees. Act now, before it’s too late.

Now and Then

A local jewelry designer revives overlooked antiques.

Rollin’ on the River

For most of us, traversing Cincinnati involves zooming along asphalt roadways, passing gaudy strip malls, and navigating congested parking lots. Our mindless mission is simply to get from point A to point B as quickly as possible. But there’s another travel experience to be had in this town: paddling a boat down one of our many streams and rivers.