Rick Pender


A Cincinnati journalist, author, radio interviewer, step-on tour guide, and urban resident, Rick Pender has covered and promoted events and arts for nearly four decades. You can read his columns, features, and reviews in the newsweekly Cincinnati CityBeat (or online at, hear his interviews on WVXU-FM, and enjoy his theater commentaries on Facebook at Rick Pender’s Theater Stages & Scenes. He also keeps everyone up to date about the contents of this book via 100ThingsCincy on Facebook.


100 Things to Do in Cincinnati Before You Die, by Rick Pender This wide-ranging to-do list, now in its third edition, hits all the Cincinnati highlights you can think of – Findlay Market! Graeter’s! Chili! – but also directs you to

Nick Vehr speaks with author and local journalist Rick Pender about stories documented in his Bengals history book and why he thinks this current team is one we can believe in.

Author and tour guide Rick Pender has written a book called 100 Things To Do In Cincinnati Before You Die and he is confident new tourists will love the place. He says: “With history and professional sports, arts and culture, a

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