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Austin Murphy: Super Bowl Gold

Feb 5, 2016

As the Super Bowl celebrates its 50th anniversary, sports columnist Austin Murphy discusses Super Bowl Gold, a celebration of the grandeur and spirit of the Big Game presented by the writers of Sports Illustrated.

Colleen Hoover: November 9

Feb 5, 2016

New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover returns with November 9, an unforgettable love story between a writer and his unexpected muse who agree to meet on the same date every year.

Sharony Green: Remember Me to Miss Louisa

Feb 5, 2016

While it is known that Cincinnati had the largest per capita population of mixed race people outside the South during the antebellum period, historians have yet to explore how geography played a central role in this outcome.

Remember Me to Miss Louisa by Sharony Green explores the hidden black-white intimacies in Antebellum America.


Feb 5, 2016

Christopher Eanes, artistic director of Collegium Cincinnati, previews CantataFest, featuring over 100 singers at Christ Cathedral Church at 4pm February 6.

Chapter Two at the Covedale

Jan 29, 2016

Mindy Heithaus portrays Faye Medwick in the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts production of Neil Simon's comedy Chapter Two onstage through February 14.

Zoo Week at the Kenton County Public Library

Jan 22, 2016

Lauren Brandstetter, Children's Programmer for the Covington Branch of the Kenton County Public Library, talks about Zoo Week, happening Monday, Jan 25 through Saturday, Jan 30.

Richard Polt: The Typewriter Revolution

Jan 15, 2016

The Typewriter Revolution by Richard Polt provides practical advice on how to choose a typewriter, how to care for it, and what to do with it. It celebrates the unique quality of everything typewriter -- fully-illustrated with vintage photographs, postcards, manuals, and more. 

Gregory Maguire: After Alice

Jan 15, 2016

From Gregory Maguire, bestselling author of Wicked comes After Alice, a magical new twist on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Lewis’s Carroll’s beloved classic.

Amber Hunt: The Kennedy Wives

Jan 15, 2016

The public's connection to the Kennedy family comes most strongly through the wives, whose pain, heartbreak, and grief seemed immensely public and lonely and personal at the same time. Amber Hunt's book The Tragic Lives of the Kennedy Wives examines five of the Kennedy matriarchs: Rose, Jackie, Ethel, Joan, and Vicki.

The Wizard of Oz at The Carnegie

Jan 15, 2016
Mikki Schaffner Photography

Sean P. Mette , who portrays The Cowardly Lion, talks about the "lightly staged" production of The Wizard of Oz with the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra at The Carnegie in Covington, January 21-31, 2016.

James Rollins: The Bone Labyrinth

Jan 8, 2016

A war is coming, a battle that will stretch from the prehistoric forests of the ancient past to the cutting-edge research labs of today, all to reveal a true mystery buried deep within our DNA. But will it mark a new chapter in our development . . . or our extinction?

Ronny Salerno: Fading Ads of Cincinnati

Jan 8, 2016

Hidden down alleyways, on street corners or on the bricks above the cityscape, Cincinnati's fading advertisements hide in plain sight. These ghost signs still tout their wares and services, remnants of a bygone era. Each sign has a vivid story behind it unique to its era, product and craftsmanship.

Daniel J. Levitin: The Organized Mind

Jan 8, 2016

Readers of Daniel J. Levitin’s two previous books have come to know and trust his unique ability to translate cutting edge neuroscience into an informative and entertaining narrative.

Double Sided from MamLuft Dance

Jan 8, 2016

Jeanne Mam Luft from MamLuft & Co. Dance talks about their 9th season production of Double Sided happening January 14-17 at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center.

Chantal Martineau: How the Gringos Stole Tequila

Jan 1, 2016

Chantal Martineau's How the Gringos Stole Tequila traces the spirit's evolution in America from frat-house firewater to luxury good. But there's more to the story than tequila as upmarket drinking trend.

Richard Hoskin: The Miner & the Viscount

Jan 1, 2016

Richard Hoskin, originally from England, now lives in Cold Spring, KY and talks about his historical novel, The Miner & the Viscount.

Matt Kaplan: The Science of the Magical

Jan 1, 2016

From Matt Kaplan, the author of The Science of Monsters, comes The Science of the Magical, an engaging scientific inquiry that provides a definitive look into the elements of mystical places and magical objects—from the philosopher’s stone, to love potions to the oracles—from ancient history, mythology, and contemporary culture.

Helen Suzman: Fighter for Human Rights

Jan 1, 2016

Abby Schwartz, director of the Skirball Museum at Cincinnati's Hebrew Union College, talks about the exhibit Helen Suzman: Fighter for Human Rights on display through January 24.

Kenner Toy exhibit at the Public Library

Dec 25, 2015

Brian Powers, Genealogy and Local History Librarian from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, talks about the Kenner Toy exhibit on display at the main branch downtown through January 16.

Chris Van Allsburg: The Polar Express

Dec 18, 2015

The Polar Express, Chris Van Allsburg's beloved classic tale of this mysterious journey to the North Pole celebrates its 30th Anniversary.