Our Great Divide has its roots in religion, class, and race (those highways didn’t help, either). But are all east-siders WASPy blue-bloods? And are all west-siders blue collar Catholics? Not by a long shot. As it turns out, we share a lot of common ground.
Joe Deters Gears Up for the Ray Tensing Trial
Joe Deters is about to prosecute former University of Cincinnati cop Ray Tensing for the murder of Samuel DuBose, an unarmed African-American man. It will be one of the biggest trials of his career and will no doubt attract national attention. Will Deters do the right thing? It depends on who you ask.
Ode on a West Side Diner
Humble relief from fussy-menu fatigue.
Jeremy Johnson turned his self-taught taxidermy hobby into Meddling with Nature, a full-service anatomical and educational enterprise that embraces the world around us. And within us.
Six decades after her greatest hit, and a lifetime since Evanston’s own left home and made good, we’re still over the moon about Doris Day.
Q&A: Doris Kearns Goodwin
This month, she’ll deliver the annual Niehoff Lecture at the Mercantile Library on how America’s historical elections can help us understand this year’s crazy race.
Hot Ticket: Frontier Folk Nebraska at Southgate House Revival
Covington rock band Frontier Folk Nebraska is making a name for itself. And explaining it.
In Defense Of Marvin Lewis
It’s fairly common to hear fans claiming—even demanding—that Lewis has to go. This is not unreasonable. I just disagree with it.
Into the Woods With Vincent van Gogh
‘Into the Undergrowth’ opens October 15 at the Cincinnati Art Museum, showcasing Van Gogh’s lesser-celebrated sous-bois paintings, which typically depict zoomed-in views of the forest floor.
Dr. Know: Seven Minutes in Heaven, Heartless Bureaucracy, and Racist Streetcar Songs
For Cincinnati to have been the birthplace of anything not involving soap or machine tools is unlikely, but the Doctor looked into it.
Dutch’s Cheese Curator Rachel Young Is Also a Pro Bassoonist
A native of Oswego, Illinois, Rachael Young moved to Cincinnati in 2011 and became the principal bassoonist for the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra in May 2015. She also lives a double life as the curator of Dutch’s wide-ranging artisanal cheese selection. Classical music and fancy cheese may seem like elitism overload, but for Young, it’s about […]
Pack Like a Pro
Packing is an art, and it has nothing to do with rolling vs. folding. Here’s how you prep like a pro for a weekend getaway.
The Day Tripper: Waynesville, Ohio
Small-town charm, antiques, and a few unexpected specialty shops make this Warren County community a sweet place to visit.
The Day Tripper: Lexington, Kentucky
Yes, bourbon and horses. But there are also blue penguins. And a growing beer scene.
The Day Tripper: Madison, Indiana
A one-time rival river town adds wine and fine dining to a reputation built on great architecture.
The Day Tripper: Maysville, Kentucky
American history, gyros, and a 1950s pop star, down by the river.
The Day Tripper: Three Non-Hotel Hotels
You could bunk at a standard hotel. But why would you?
The Dennison Hotel Defies Demolition. For Now.
The Dennison stands, for now, shrouded in a large, black tarp, awaiting the arbiters of its fate.
Can Aftab Pureval Pop the Republican Machine’s Bubble?
The 34-year-old Procter & Gamble attorney and former federal prosecutor has chosen to take on one of the best-known political names in the county. As an underdog Democrat, he’s challenging Republican incumbent Tracy Winkler for the office of Hamilton County Clerk of Courts, the least understood but perhaps most pivotal post in the county’s system of justice.
The Downtown Library Has a Secret Garden
The walled reading garden of the main library was a gracious Mid-Century Modern retreat in architect Woodie Garber’s original 1955 plan, got expanded when the library grew in 1983, and is still a slice of Eden to the downtown workers who slip in for a moment of Zen on hectic days.
Letter from the Editor: October 2016
Since moving back to Cincinnati 12 years ago, I’ve spent a lot of time in my car exploring the city. I like driving around in neighborhoods I’m not familiar with, getting lost, and finding landmarks to guide me back to a street or a place I know. Having a goal helps. It’s good to know where you’re supposed to be going even if you’re not sure how to get there; it increases the serendipity factor of vehicular wandering considerably. Kind of like life, I guess.
Letter From Katie: Stop Time
At home with Steve Schmidt, jazz master.
Pleasantry Serves Up Small Plates With Big Ambition
Esoteric wine options and ambitious small plates send Pleasantry to unexpected heights.
Best Burgers Remix: Even More Burgers We Love
In July 2015, our staff ranked the 45 best burgers in the city—to which our faithful readers responded with a mixture of enthusiasm, outrage, and indigestion. Since then, a handful of other contenders have emerged: Nation Kitchen and Bar, Bru Burger, Chandler’s Burger Bistro, ZBGB, and Americano Burger Bar. In our never-ending quest to leave no bun unturned, we hit the burger beat yet again to see how the new kids stack up.
David Falk Talks Béarnaise, Humility, and Beauty and the Beast
Fifteen years ago this October, an overtly ambitious 25-year-old David Falk purchased a tiny restaurant in Northside. Boca quickly outgrew Northside, relocating to Oakley in 2004. Then, in 2013, Falk moved his flagship restaurant downtown into the old Maisonette building growing the Boca Restaurant Group (BRG) into a $25 million company, with plans to hit […]
Try This: Pickles & Bones BBQ
Pickles & Bones Barbecue is more than just a tiny trailer at the crossroads.
You Can Never Unsee This Monstrous Sandwich
Every restaurant specializes in something. At Sunnyside Grill, it’s coronaries.