Cincinnati Kid: Shane Sparks
This Aiken grad’s work on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance landed him a gig choreographing the revival of Dreamgirls. We got him talking about his moves, his $3,000 tuxedo, and his technique for teaching a white girl how to dance.
The Town’s Hall
Cincinnati has one of the world’s grandest concert venues. But do we have the will—and the money—to re-make it for the 21st century?
Have You Seen Me?
In 1994, Chip Chinery headed to Hollywood. With credits in more than 100 television shows, movies, and commercials, you’ve almost certainly seen his face.
What Doctors Do: Make Babies (with IVF)
Thousands of children have come to be, in part, thanks to the efforts of fertility specialists Sherif Awadalla and Michael Scheiber at the Institute for Reproductive Health.
What Doctors Do: Oversee an Emergency Room
David Bracken never knows what he’ll face on his shift in the St. Elizabeth Medical Center ER.
What Doctors Do: Engineer New Bones
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center surgeon Jesse Taylor headed a research team that developed a way to use stem cells, cadaver bone, and growth protein to rebuild 14-year-old Brad Guilkey’s face.
OHHH! My head. Damn. What the…? This must be how Detroit feels the morning after winning a sports championship: battered, bedraggled, and behurting. And why can’t I feel my infrastructure? I’m numb from street level down. No. No, hold on. There. I can feel my sewers. Churning. Backing…up. Erp! Oh God. If New York is […]
Fear not the Devil’s Backbone! A guide to the land beyond I-74.
Corn Belt Diplomacy
In the final days of World War II, a small Ohio town made peace with the enemy.
Letter from the Editor: January 2010
It seemed like we’d never make it through the first decade of this century, didn’t it? Two stock market crashes, two recessions, two wars, Y2K, 9/11, countless scandals and effronteries to what’s left of our sense of taste—it was enough to make any sane American want to move to Canada.
Back to Basics
Peasant food is back. Again. We’re canning, preserving, baking from scratch, and braising like crazy. Urbanites are filling their freezers with deer and game birds that they’ve hunted and field-dressed themselves.
Hamburger Mary’s Bar & Grille
Confidence and character can go a long way in some places. In sales, for example, or private contracting in Iraq, or waiting tables at a gay-friendly bar and restaurant. But in any of those fields, you’ve got to have the chops to back up the bravado.
Montoya’s Mexican Restaurant
I’ll bet it’s happened to you: you find a new local Mexican place that you like. Decent food, a festive atmosphere, and a name like Rio Ranchito or Casa Amigos or Grande Cinco Ocho. You come back a few weeks later and the name’s already changed.