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The Anna Louise Inn opened its doors in 1909 with the goal of providing safe and affordable housing for single women. Last month it moved from the Lytle Park building that had been its home for more than a century to a new site in Mount Auburn, the result of a protracted legal battle with Western & Southern Financial Group. In its 106 years, the Inn has served thousands of women from a wide range of circumstances.

For their June edition, the editors at Cincinnati Magazine took up the mission of exploring, and trying to explain, the ins and outs of Cincinnati, in the feature story, “How Cincy Works

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Jeremy Kramer

  When it comes to infant mortality rates, Hamilton County and Cincinnati are among the worst in the nation. Between 2009 and 2013, the national average was a little over six deaths per thousand in the first year of life. For Hamilton County it was 9.9 and for the city of Cincinnati, even worse at 12.4 deaths, twice the national figure.

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Westwood is the city's largest neighborhood in terms of its geographical size, and it's the most heavily populated at 30,000 residents. At one point, it was a crossroads for commerce moving in and out of the city, a place where many large and fashionable homes were built. But, with changes in the city's zoning code in the 1970's and older generations dying off and younger generations moving out, Westwood has seen blight move in.

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  Cliff Ravenscraft is celebrating an anniversary this year. Ten years ago he answered a calling he felt by turning himself into the Podcast Answer Man. Since then, he’'s created 30 programs and recorded more than 3,000 episodes, covering topics from religion to social media to The Hunger Games and more. But his passion isn'’t so much about podcasting itself as what he can do with it to improve the lives of others.

The December issue of Cincinnati Magazine includes the editor's’ list of the Best of the City for 2014. From pony keg to olive bar, mountain bike trail to lawnmower repair, rainy day fishing spot to deli-made dip, the list covers food, the arts, exercise, shopping and just downright fun and unusual things you can find in our fair city. You might agree or disagree with some of their picks, and chances are you probably never gave a thought to some of their categories (best source for Japanese office supplies?), but you have to give them credit for doing the legwork, scouring our town to come up with what they consider the very best in Cincinnati. Here to share some of the things and places they say are the best, and how they went about finding them, are Cincinnati Magazine Deputy Editor Amanda Boyd Walters, Senior Editor RJ Smith, and Digital Media Editor Amy Brownlee.

What do you consider “The Best” in Cincinnati?

  oing out to dinner should always be an enjoyable experience, and that'’s especially true when friends and family gather to celebrate the holidays. If you'’re looking for an evening to remember, a fun night out for the entire family, or the perfect place to take out-of-town guests, Greater Cincinnati offers plenty of options.

  Dealing with the stresses and tragedies that often come with police work requires a special type of mental toughness, but there are times when even those who protect us daily need some assistance. The Cincinnati Police Department's independently contracted psychologist, Dr. James Daum, is profiled in the November issue of Cincinnati Magazine and he joins us to talk about the work he does to help officers cope with the challenges unique to their job.

Provided by Cincinnati Magazine, by Victo Ngai.

  On Saturday, June 15 of last year, the day before Father’'s Day, Richard Evans was shot multiple times in his Hartwell pizzeria, Cosmic Pizza. His wife and three small children were in the shop with him at the time. Evans died of his wounds just outside the pizzeria, his wife Ornuma “Ao” by his side.

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