Kim Taylor howls at the moon

Listen to Singer-songwriter Kim Taylor’s recent album, Love’s a Dog, and you might think it was a bad thing to be a dog: wildness, pain, and insomnia.

The Art of Hair

Wild hair is a work of art. Really!

Ice Dreams

Christina Gao is a favorite to make the Olympic figure-skating team competing in Sochi, Russia, in February.

Speak Easy: Clarence Geno “C.G.” Newsome

Freedom doesn't come free.

Meet the Man Who Fixed Live at the Apollo

For the December issue of Cincinnati Magazine, artist Brian Wolf and writer Rich Shivener offer a six-page comic on Chuck Seitz, the man who really made James Brown’s record Live at the Apollo a screaming success. Here you will find some notes and interview excerpts that didn't make the comic.

Bricks, Barrel Vaults & Beer

The Architectural Legacy of Cincinnati Breweries

This is James Brown’s World

To accompany our December issue's comic strip feature on the making of the earth-shaking Live at the Apollo in 1963, here are some clips of the Godfather in action.

Brief History: Two Hearts Beat as One

Juanita Paul wasn’t a musician, she was a muse. For more than 60 years she inspired countless Cincinnati musicians. And when she died in September, she left countless broken hearts. While the rest of us worshiped her from afar, her heart belonged to Philip Paul, legendary King Records drummer and her husband of 60 years.

CSO “Take Back Friday”

Black Friday doesn't have to be all about the grand bargain.

Working on the Railroad

Stunning 1930s-era train photography by John W. Barriger III