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I opened my first letter from Pester Flatt on a winter night in 2004, toward the end of my shift on WNKU’s bluegrass radio show Music From the Hills of Home. Wayne Clyburn, my cohost, and I were in our usual end-of-show rush to get logs signed and CDs re-filed when we noticed the envelope. I opened it and began reading—first to myself, then aloud to our listeners. The writer called himself “Pester Flatt,” a take-off on popular bluegrass singer Lester Flatt. He told me his band’s name (Pester Flatt & the Lefties) was costing them bookings at VFW and American Legion Halls, and he felt a new, fresh band name might lead to “Better Bookings By and By.”
One year ago, a fender-bender on a rainy night put Bernard Pastor on the fast track to deportation. Then, just as quickly, it thrust him into the forefront of the national debate over the Dream Act. He continues to live as he always has: as an American.
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ArtWorks brings color to your morning comute.
It would be difficult to find anyone more intimately acquainted with The Nutcracker than Cincinnati Ballet Artistic Director and CEO Victoria Morgan.
When he’s not appraising collectibles on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow or sleuthing on History Detectives, Wes Cowan drops the hammer on furniture, folk art, flintlocks, and more at his Carthage firm, Cowan’s Auctions. My mother was a collector, so I grew up surrounded by stuff. As a kid I collected fossils. Then when I was 9 […]
Indiana food trails satisfy an appetite for travel.
Paula’s Café Downtowners flock to this friendly lunch spot for Cuban sandwiches and abundant salads. Their famous Seven-Minute Burger, hand-formed and served on Shadeau wheat bread, can get yummy extras like balsamic-laced onions or blue cheese sauce. Before rolling back to the office, take home a half or full gallon of one of Paula’s soups […]
The first time I went Christmas shopping in Cincinnati was in the late 1960s. I had just moved here from Alabama, and I was away from my family for the first time. Lonely doesn’t even begin to cover the emptiness I felt.
Flying with luggage has never been worse. Thank God there’s a man on the case.
Every year we do a Best of the City list, and every year we face the same challenge: How do we top last year’s? It’s a big
challenge that we take seriously, devoting ourselves to hours, even days, of careful, quasi-scientific study. We go deep.