She was a local girl with big dreams who found a career in burlesque. After being alerted to an intriguing item for sale on eBay, a 1930's stripper/dancer scrapbook in Cincinnati, the editors at Cincinnati Magazine pounced, bought the scrapbook, and went in search of the owner's story- Erma Kunkel, known as Ermaine, the Platinum-Haired Dansuese in the 1930's world of burlesque. Cincinnati Magazine Deputy Editor Amanda Boyd Walters and Senior Editor RJ Smith talk with us about the unusual tale of a girl from Over-the-Rhine turned personality dancer.
At one-and-a-half miles long, The Beast at Kings Island is the world's longest wooden roller coaster and is typically cited as one of the top coasters in the world. It opened in 1979 - and to mark its 35th anniversary and nearly 49 million rides - freelance writer Lisa Murtha put together Screeeeeeam!, an oral history of The Beast, for the June issue of Cincinnati Magazine. She joins us along with roller coaster enthusiast Carl Eichelman, who holds the record for the most rides on The Beast (he stopped counting at 4,400), to share the story of the coaster that has entertained and thrilled millions.
Cincinnati has always been able to boast about its restaurants, there has always been somewhere great to eat, whether you wanted steak and potatoes or something a bit more daring. But so many new and exciting restaurants have opened up recently, it’s going to be a challenge to decide which to try first. The March issue of Cincinnati Magazine can help guide you in the right direction, with their cover article, “The Best New Restaurants 2014.” Cincinnati Magazine Dining Editor Joanne Drilling joins us to explore the ten best new restaurants in town. Which one would top your list?
You might be a native, or maybe you just moved here, but, really, just “How Cincy Are You?” For their February issue the folks Cincinnati Magazine put together several quizzes you can take to determine your Cincinnati-ousness, along with helpful hints on everything from how to run the Flying Pig to how to remove a chili stain.