Cincinnati’s Secret Sauce to Help Minority Businesses Succeed

This Midwestern city is succeeding at turning medium-sized minority businesses into massively successful ones.

Can the Arts Save Rural America From the Recession?

Arts investment helped small communities after the Great Recession.

A Power Couple With a $50M Venture Fund for the Overlooked

Candice Matthews Brackeen and Brian Brackeen fell in love at an event for Black tech entrepreneurs and then formed a powerful new venture fund for people of color.

The Cincinnati Hood That's Getting Renewal Right

Once the most dangerous district in America, Over-the-Rhine is now one of the country’s great revitalization stories.


The Carlos Watson Show

The Carlos Watson Show brings bold, impactful conversations with culture-defining celebrities, intellectual pioneers and changemakers, spotlighting the voices you need to hear to make sense of this important time in American history.

Why the Foreign-Born Population in the Midwest Has Skyrocketed

Highly skilled migrants aren’t just heading to California and New York — they’re going to flyover country.

Pet Lovers Reel in Treats Made of Flying Fish

What do you do when millions of unwanted and catapulting carp invade your lakes? Make craft dog treats.

This Midwestern Beer Lover Is Behind Some of the Year's Darkest Fiction

With his new novel, Stephen Markley cements himself as one of the brightest new American voices.

The GOP's Best Shot at Stopping a Blue Wave Is Here

As Dems gain in Georgia, Texas and Arizona, the GOP aims to block that march in the Midwest.

The CEO Funding the Alt-Meat Market

Lisa Feria runs a venture firm focused on investing in alternatives to animal products.

The Mysterious Lake Monster You’ve Never Heard Of

When it comes to water-dwelling cryptids, many rank Scotland’s Loch Ness monster as best in class, but some Ohioans argue otherwise.


When Katty Met Carlos

From the BBC and OZY comes a fresh perspective on the debate about America’s future as a nation and its relation to the world during the 2020 US election.

Don't Let Roseanne (or Anyone) Paint Flyover Country All One Color

OZY columnist Pooja Bhatia examines the liberal revival in that vast land between the coasts.

The U.S. State With the Most Bipolar Politics

Why can’t Wisconsin make up its mind? The birthplace of progressivism and the Republican Party is a modern-day seesaw.

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