We’ve made it 50 years. (That’s 600 issues.) In celebration of the magazine’s golden anniversary, we look back on the countless characters and stories that filled our pages (or should have) and take stock of the way we were, and the way we are.
In 1967, Cincinnati had two daily newspapers and no riverfront stadiums, school kids wrote essays in longhand, their parents could name every council member, and racial inequality stubbornly held sway. Ten notable Cincinnatians look through the lens of their own experiences to reflect on the city’s transformation—for better or worse.
Poke around a town long enough and you learn all its secrets. Now it’s time to start blabbing.
Marty Brennaman has been the voice of the Reds for more than four decades. But his most impressive feat has been keeping a voice of his own.
As our city shrunk over five decades, it has also blossomed into a major metropolis and matured in its approach to civic challenges.
Documentary filmmaker Andrea Torrice explores the untold story of the African-American mothers who led the charge for educational equality in Hillsboro, Ohio.
Black Violin’s Wil Baptiste and Kev Marcus know they’re unexpected.
Please welcome: professional wrestling, boxing, basketball, barn dances, and more—because until our town had venues like the Cincinnati Gardens and a convention center, Music Hall did double and triple duty.
It seems like it never ended, but alas: Election time is upon us again. Check your knowledge! Remember why it’s called silly season! And then go vote November 7. You know, democracy and all.
New Sincerity Works is an aberration. There’s no endless assault of self-promotion; it’s simply a group of lifer musicians in the Cincinnati scene who know how to make music and enjoy making it together. Last month, the Mike Tittel–fronted six-piece released its third album, Wonder Lust, a synthed-up, guitar-heavy exploration of looking for love while getting older.
The 100-year-old home looks like it was lifted straight from a storybook.
Aim for Erie, Pennsylvania, and you’ll find a Great Lakes getaway with history to spare.
This Montessori school teacher gets extra credit for snazzy shoes.
Fifty years is a notable milestone, and a natural opportunity for reflection.
It isn’t often that a group of families will come together and request a mass grave for their long-dead relatives. But that’s just what happened at Over-the-Rhine’s St. Francis Seraph Church.
For over-the-top hospitality and an intoxicatingly good time, I heartily recommend CWC the Restaurant.
Bridges, the Nepalese joint occupying Melt’s former spot in Northside, pulls the transition off without a hitch.
As most Mediterranean food fans know, rule number one is to come with your crew.
After selling a portion of her Gallatin County farm, Tricia Houston followed her passion for supporting local farmers and food, opening The Farmstand Market and Café in Union in July.
Southern flavors season menus all over town.