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Enquirer Still Owes Us

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2005
EDITOR'S NOTE: The editorial to the right is reprinted with permission from the March issue of Editor & Publisher, the respected newspaper industry magazine. The unsigned column, titled "Cincy's Ir  

Ohio Religious Right: 'Welcome to Our World'

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2005
Basking in the glow of the sweeping passage of Ohio's Issue 1 last fall, Citizens for Community Values President Phil Burress boasted to The New York Times that his religious-based political movemen  

Dominus Vobiscum

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 23, 2005
If this Sunday is like other Easters, my father will greet me on the telephone with, 'The Lord is risen, alleluia.' I'll ask him how Mass was, he'll ask if I attended Mass, I'll remind him that I d  

Better Off Going to Mars

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 16, 2005
It's a well-established fact that Texas produces the nation's best bullshitters. It was the presidents from Texas who brought us the full-blown Vietnam War, the first war on Iraq and the current wa  

How Many Mics?

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 16, 2005
If, like Chuck D said, Rap is the black CNN, then whites are as prone to be enraptured by Rap's unfolding black updates riding a dope beat as blacks are to write, record and videotape them. This mar  

A Good Neighbor - Guest

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 9, 2005
Kaldi's Coffehouse and Bookstore has sold its liquor license, and even the bums are feeling the pinch. Last week, when the lights started going out by 7 p.m., guys like Ricardo, our friendly StreetV  

Person of the Year: The Honor Is Ours

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 23, 2005
The annual Person of the Year cover story is always one of my favorite CityBeat issues. In many ways it epitomizes this paper's reason for being. The choices we've made over the years for Person o  

In a Jam

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 19, 2005
The sudden announcement that Pepsi Jammin' On Main won't happen this spring wasn't a surprise, but it still hurts. Citing "hard times" due to rising talent fees, a reduction in sponsorship revenue  

Out With the Old, In With the New

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 5, 2005
Something miraculous happens around this time every year. Besides the birth of Christ, the winter solstice and the whole Santa Claus thing. I drag my burned-out butt to the end of December convince  

Political Winners and Losers in 2004

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 22, 2004
I always get sentimental when Christmas rolls around. The traditions and the end of another year inevitably conjure up mile posts throughout my life, starting with my earliest memories as a child an  

The Age of Reason?

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 8, 2004
A month after the election, I continue to sort through a variety of conflicting thoughts and emotions. I'm still not sure how Sen. John Kerry didn't win. I'm still not certain he didn't win Ohio.   

Red State Blues

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 10, 2004
The presidential election results bring to mind a twist on a hip T-shirt slogan from a few years back: "It's a red thing. You wouldn't understand." The red-staters would be right: I can't understa  

Editorial: Endorsements

The Future Begins Now

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 20, 2004
Everyone's calling this presidential election the most important in a generation. Who are we to argue? If George W. Bush is granted four more years, the damage his administration has caused domest  

They're All Big

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 22, 2004
By all accounts, last weekend was pretty special in Cincinnati. Five hundred thousand people again showed up for Oktoberfest, Chicago Cubs fans overran Great American Ball Park, the Ohio Classic fo  

Fill 'Er Up, Charlie

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 11, 2004
Apparently Charlie Luken was the last person in Cincinnati to figure out he wasn't up for being mayor anymore. His Aug. 2 announcement that he wouldn't seek re-election next year might have shocke