Paul Brown didn’t buy a football franchise—he created it. The stubborn, standoffish style of his progeny? That’s all part of keeping it in the family.
The Lindner Family: From Milk Money to The Fortune 500
Carl Lindner Sr. was fond of saying, “You can do anything you want to, children; the sky’s the limit.” Clearly, his kids were listening.
The Nippert Family: A Study in the Power of Philanthropy
Louise and Louis Nippert were a power couple whose far-reaching interests—the arts, education, sports, agriculture, ecology—were matched by the means to support them.
The Lazarus Family: Sold on the City
They came from Columbus, but we still consider the Lazarus family to be ours. Lizards and all.
Man of Letters
Chuck Keiger painted signs that sprawled across billboards, covered towering brick walls, and marked cop cars, batting helmets,and porn shops. A son remembers his brush with fame.
Procter & Gamble: Band of Brothers-in-Law
You may not know their first names, but you recognize their initials.
Samantha Grier and A Photojournalism Dynasty
A graduate of Ohio University, she’s also the daughter of the Post’s esteemed photographer Melvin Grier, who covered area events for 33 years and whose name is synonymous with quality photojournalism.
Emery: Town Builders
There wasn’t much of importance that happened in the city during the first half of the 20th century that didn’t have an Emery attached to it.
They Built This City
Familiar surnames are everywhere, often etched into the city’s landscape.
Spencer: Showing a City How To Do the Right Thing
They’ve been called Cincinnati’s “first couple of civil rights,” and it’s a title they never stopped earning.
Ryan Adcock’s Bigger Story
His father—the late Cincinnati health commissioner Malcolm Adcock—would be surprised. And pleased.
Barrett: A Force to Reckon With on East Fourth
Barrett, who died in 1989, brought radiation therapy for the treatment of cancer to the city—raising the funds to buy the equipment and constructing the building to house it.
Lytle: War and Remembrance
The Lytle men went off to war; back home, they left us with a pretty, quiet urban oasis that’s been a battleground, too.
Return of the Non-Native
Sometimes it takes a change of place to discover who you are.
Adam Gerhardstein Carries The Civil Rights Banner
A decade ago, when Adam Gerhardstein was a Xavier University student, his father’s name was everywhere.
Crosley: In Tune With The Times
In the 1920s, the two brothers—bold, brilliant Powel Jr. and businesslike Lewis—figured out how to produce radios that ordinary folks could afford. Then they created a station so that families would have a reason to buy them.
Scripps: Once, They Bought Ink by the Barrel
The Scripps family’s ties to Cincinnati can be traced all the way back to 1883, when family patriarch Edward Willis bought the Penny Post.
Britney Ruby Miller is Ready to Take the Reins
When your father is a steakhouse baron , you don’t just show up and take over the family business when you come of age.
The Devil She Knew
Grandma was tough as nails. Generations later, a family discovers the reason why.
A Journalism student got an assignment to profile a stranger. So she decided to look up her biological father.
A founding settler. A bootlegger extraordinaire. A trailblazing rabbi. Look closely and you’ll find that some key chapters of our city’s history are written on its tombstones.
Alton Brown at the Aronoff
“Large, potentially dangerous, and impractical culinary demonstrations.”
Moby Dick at Know Theatre
Herman Melville’s Moby Dick gets an imaginative makeover courtesy of Know Theatre.
Calendar Cage Match: November 2014
Monteverdi or Midtown Men?
Flushed With Success?
The Cincinnati Cyclones’ logo was as dated as the name “Firstar Center.” Not anymore.
Dr. Know: November 2014
Blighted beauty, remembering radio reporters, and heavy-handed Halloween handouts.
A Comic (Book) Ode to WKRP in Cincinnati
A new comic book pays tribute to WKRP.
Sarah Mayorga-Gallo Talks Diversity
Mayorga-Gallo’s big crux? Moving beyond discussions of racial acceptance to get to issues that really matter.
Let these bright objects distract you from the sun’s annual disappearing act.
Style Counsel: Chandra Obie
Her Style: Simple, but with hattitude.
A Mt. Adams Contemporary
The owner’s three main requests, says Senhauser, were “light, light, and light.”
Senhausers For Sale
With two patios—one is covered, and faces Northern Kentucky; the other is open and faces downtown—the views from this two bedroom penthouse condo are stunning.
Feast Your Eyes on Asheville
For a city its size, Asheville has a surprisingly happening downtown. And these Appalachians can cook.
Western North Carolina’s Cheese Trail
Follow the whole stinky route.
Not every question has an answer, but that won’t stop me from posing a few whoppers.
Inside the Minds of Cincinnati’s Men and Women in Blue
Ghosts follow officers through the halls of the Cincinnati Police Department. And it’s James Daum’s job to exorcise them.
Dutch’s: The Little Beer Dock That Could
The artisan meats and cheeses behind the counter also anchor the menu, and the wine selection is impressive yet affordable. Sit at the bar, communal table, or on the patio—and hit up the beer dock on your way out.
Tableside with Marilyn Harris
Schooling home cooks—and schmoozing with them—for close to 30 years on 55KRC’s Cooking with Marilyn, Marilyn Harris decodes complicated recipes, and often saves Thanksgiving dinner.
Don’t be fooled by Pho 96’s inauspicious first impression.
C&M Barbeque Grill
C&M’s spare ribs, hot off Mary Solomon’s grill, rarely linger on the premises.
Get It: The Findlay Market Cookbook
Do the math: 75 vendors + 100-plus recipes = one great cookbook.
A Classic Hotel Restaurant Still Rules
Respect must be paid to the grande dames of fine dining.
When it comes to peanut brittle, achieving the right balance of sweet-yet-salty, crunchy-yet-soft is testament to the power of the Scientific Method, or at least some serious recipe testing.