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Just in time for your Halloween road trip is the new book, America’s Most Haunted: The Secrets of Famous Paranormal Places, which includes Bobby Mackey’s nightclub in Wilder, Kentucky. Co-author Eric Olsen was in town recently and spoke with Lee Hay about putting the book together and his travels to seek out the scariest places in the country.

  David Wecker is one of Cincinnati’'s long-time storytellers, having spent more than 20 years writing for The Cincinnati Post and The Kentucky Post. He has also authored several books, co-hosted a radio show, and now with his company BrandFlick, continues telling stories. David Wecker joins us to discuss his latest book, Square Pegs: Stories about Everything and Nothing, a collection from the columns he wrote for The Post newspapers.

  Frank Lenz was a young man who left his Pittsburgh home in 1892 intending to cycle around the world on what was then a new-fangled "pneumatic safety" bike, a prototype of the modern bicycle. But Lenz mysteriously disappeared in Turkey two years into his epic journey. Mark Perzel talked with author David Herlihy about his book on Frank Lenz, The Lost Cyclist: The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance.

"Outposts on the Borders of Longing"

Sep 19, 2014

Usually Roberta Schultz appears on Around Cincinnati to review books, but this time, she’s being interviewed by Barbara Gray about her own chapbook of new poetry called Outposts on the Borders of Longing.

  Laurie Niles, editor of violinist.com, has published a new book, a collection of more than two dozen exclusive interviews with top violinists that she’'s done over the past six years. She sat down to talk with Mark Perzel about her website and the new book, Violinist.com Interviews, Vol. 1.

The Ninth Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis will take place September 5-21, 2014.

Book review: Ohio Photographers: 1839-1900

Aug 22, 2014

Our Jane Durrell reviews a fascinating new book, Ohio Photographers: 1839-1900, by Diane VanSkiver Gagel. It shares the stories of hundreds of early photographers and how the art of photography grew in Ohio in the late 19th century.

Kelly Blewett is on the phone with Cincinnati native Joshua Wolf Shenk to talk about his newest book, Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs, which looks at the creative chemistry of duos using examples such as Lennon-McCartney, the Curies and even the Steves: Jobs & Wozniak.

  Chuck Klosterman, “The Ethicist” for The New York Times Magazine,has walked into the darkness. In his latest book, I Wear the Black Hat, he questions the modern understanding of villainy. What do we mean when we say someone is a bad person? And why are we so obsessed with the antihero in films, TV and books? The New York Times bestselling author of seven previous books, including Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, joins us to explain his take on the bad guy.

Sports historian Scott Rowan has written a fascinating book looking at the ways the Chicago Cubs have altered politics, society, race relations, innovation, entertainment, vices and baseball. He’s on the phone with Mark Heyne to talk about The Cubs Quotient: How the Chicago Cubs Changed the World.

  Western Female Seminary, which opened its doors in 1855, later became Western College for Women. The first college in the country to have an artist-in-residence, Western attracted national attention when it hosted civil rights training for Freedom Summer 1964. In 1974, the college became part of Miami University in Oxford.

Possibly a first for Around Cincinnati: our interview with local author and Vietnam veteran Rod Jordan has a surprise ending. His book, Welcome to the Nam, talks about his time in country as a grunt in the Marines and how the death and devastation he witnessed has stuck with him his entire life. Brian O’Donnell talks with the author about why he finally decided to write the book, and sets up the final surprise.

  

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