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Wrong Plan, Wrong Time

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 23, 2004
Cincinnati desperately wants change. Like many long-term relationships, city dwellers have grown vaguely dissatisfied with their hometown, and its once-endearing quirks are now just annoying. Afte  

X Marked the Spot

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 19, 2004
Few things in life are as important as music. Recorded or live on stage, in your iPod or on your radio, certain songs and musicians take root in your brain like a weed. You can't kill them. You can  

Petra-fied

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 12, 2004
From April 26 to May 5, I had the opportunity to travel to the nation of Jordan in the Middle East. My trip was sponsored by the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Jordanian Tourism Board (JTB) in con  

Cincinnati Runs, Keeps Moving Forward

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 5, 2004
Running the Flying Pig Marathon May 2, I realized that whoever assigned Cincinnati that ridiculous flying pig symbol turned out to be a visionary. What other mascot offers such comic potential? At   

Maybe, Baby

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 14, 2004
Forgive me a bit of personal reflection and some rambling thoughts. I know this space normally is used to comment on serious social and political issues of the day, but not today. The vibes are too  

Music: Try It, You'll Like It

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 17, 2004
Another national story about Cincinnati, another tizzy in the local media. And more evidence that perhaps Cincinnati is its own worst enemy. By now you might have heard about Esquire magazine's spe  

Primary Colors

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2004
Despite the rejiggering of election dates in order to make Ohio part of a Super Tuesday slate, the Democratic presidential primary March 2 is pretty much an afterthought. Yet a number of important r  

Defense of Decency

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2004
A few weeks ago I came home to find some fliers wedged into my front door. They were promoting God as well as a specific denomination of Christianity. It's certainly not the first time I've found   

Messing With the Messenger

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 28, 2004
On Tuesday, one of our contributing writers, Leslie Blade, will testify under oath in front of City Council's Law and Public Safety Committee about a story she wrote for CityBeat. Council issued her  

Change at the Top

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2003
I'm not sure how to properly evaluate Cincinnati Police Chief Thomas Streicher's overall performance as administrator and leader of a large bureaucracy. His boss, the city manager, is the best judg  

Protecting Catholic, Inc.

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 25, 2003
It was about the most pathetic photo I've ever seen. There on the front page of the Nov. 21 morning paper were Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk, his lawyers and Hamilton County Prosecutor Mike Allen sta  

Editorial: : A Tall Order

CityBeat Endorsements for Election 2003

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 22, 2003
Basking in the twin glow of a wonderful Tall Stacks and a stretch of beautiful fall weather, it's easy to remember why we love living in Cincinnati. Tall Stacks brought all kinds of people -- y  

The Anti-Rail Bogeymen Lose Their Teeth

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2003
On Sept. 29, a multi-year study of the future of transportation along I-75 came to something of a conclusion with a 27-1 vote to recommend a slightly wider highway along with expanded bus service an  

Running away from AIDS

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2003
In the year 2000, after volunteering for AVOC (Aids Volunteers of Cincinnati) for five years, I ran away. I was part of AVOC's buddy program ­ being a friend to someone suffering from the ill  

The Power of One Open Mind

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 24, 2003
On May 7, 2003, Joseph Platt of White Oak wrote a letter to the CEO of SuperValu, which owns the Bigg's stores in Greater Cincinnati. Platt asked the CEO to remove CityBeat from Bigg's or "restrict