To mark the 35th anniversary, we reached out to 13 people who have been involved over the years in all aspects of the care and feeding of The Beast.
Kostya Kennedy went looking for the once and future Hit King and brought back a deep, nuanced portrait of a fallen sports hero stuck in limbo. A conversation with the author on what we think of Pete Rose now.
We caught Midnight Special rocking an unabashedly faithful version of “Don’t Stop Believing.”
Take the fun and fellowship of a parish fete and add a charming historic neighborhood as its setting and you begin to understand the appeal of the St. Gabriel festival.
What started as “visiting day” for students and their families back in 1916 has morphed into the mother of all Cincy church festivals.
The Chicken Charlie dinner at St. Paul Catholic Church in Florence is kind of a big deal.
At Hickory Grove picnic grounds in California, Kentucky, you are truly in “God’s country.” City folk might imagine these rolling green hills are in the middle of nowhere, but you’re a mere 24.4 miles from Fountain Square.
At Holy Cross-Immaculata’s annual party, the faithful queue up for a chicken dinner cooked by Dixie Cherrington.
As parking lot festivals go, St. Teresa of Avila’s is pretty classy thanks to its 92-year-old church building.
For the side of town that so often receives little-brother status, West Fest is its annual revenge.
It’s not a church thing. If the crowd is here to worship anything, it’s Glier’s goetta, in all its oddest incarnations.
School starts just a couple of weeks later, but if that’s not soon enough, St. Joseph may have the answer.
The centerpiece of all the action is the horse show, which runs in seven sessions; more than 100 classes will take to the show ring before it’s all said and done.
Church festivals and tweens go together like hot dogs and mustard.
After four decades in Finneytown, the Panegyri Greek Festival is practically a force of nature.
St. Veronica’s has all the earmarks of a classic Catholic church fest.
There’s Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, the boozy chicken dance spectacular. And then there’s what we like to think of as the real deal: the Germania Society of Cincinnati Oktoberfest.
A halfhearted (but sincere!) defense of the ethnic junk food America loves to hate.
Melon-centric mating rituals at the Hyde Park Kroger, whither Columbia Township, and the special language of local festivals.
A lot of people asked “Bruno who?” when Bruno Mars headlined this year’s Super Bowl halftime extravaganza. Now you know.
It’s a busy summer for this music man.
America’s Eden, Cries in the Night, and Face to Face.
Beneath those grungy guitar riffs, Dudley Taft’s new album carries a lot of history.
Journalist, filmmaker, and activist Jose Antonio Vargas’s life has been a nonlinear journey for the meaning of America. Follow the bumpy road that brings him to The Mercantile Library this month.
Artist Todd Slaughter Takes on Elites
The little-known but crucial role Oxford played in the civil rights struggle.
Sarah Jarosz is a road scholar, mandolin fiend, and a star in the making.
A book packed full of local love.
Keeping cool in the Queen City, no matter your destination.
Here’s the scoop on some not-to-miss vendors at Ohio’s oldest continuously run public market—and what’s new there this summer.
Her Occupation: Project Manager, Strategic Assistance for Strive Together; Her Style: Professional Chic
This Kentucky town offers an outsize arts and culture experience.
Andrew Neyer’s Stone Light combines clean lines and raw concrete in an unexpectedly refined way.
The nation’s only land reserve dedicated to recreational activities.
Designer Andrew Neyer’s minimalist, elegant (and clever) product line is growing. Prepare your homes.
Summer, and a young man’s mind turns to…the fact that he’s not young anymore.
Music can change your life in a flash. Sometimes with a high note, sometimes a downbeat.
Sexting, cyberharassment, and the harsh realities of digital adolescence.
A deft young hand in the kitchen brings new direction and vitality to a fine-dining institution.
Authentic Sichuan cuisine cranks up the heat in Evendale.
Remembering the coffee she served as a former flight attendant, Emily Schanie turns sheepish. But since opening CAVU Coffee in West Chester, all that’s behind her.
Chef Nick Marckwald of Hen of the Woods creates a crunchy, savory gratin that will please health- and flavor-conscious eaters alike.
Catch a laid back vibe at Farm Beach Bethel.