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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   

Editorial: : The Savage Truth

What went into moving Savage Love to the Web?

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 20, 2003
We had a lively editorial staff meeting last week here at CityBeat. The big topic was my decision to move Savage Love to a Web-only feature, ending its almost four-year run in the paper. A number o  

Editorial: : Diabetics R Us

Common ground comes from being different

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 20, 2003
I knew when I hired Sara last year that she was different somehow, and that's what I liked about her. But I had no idea she was diabetic. When I found out she was, a smile probably came across my fa  

No Convergence

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 6, 2003
Two weeks ago I stood on the stage at Fountain Square looking out at 100 or more of the city's young professionals. They were manning tables at the Chamber of Commerce's YP Cincy event and pitching  

Take the Blinders off: A CityBeat reporter says good-bye and offers advice

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 18, 2003
I don't believe many people pay attention to the little names printed at the top of our news stories, but for the few who do, I wanted to mention this will be my last piece for CityBeat. This week   

We Can Do Better: Boycott Issues Can Be Solved

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2003
A little more than two years ago, Cincinnati was rocked by rioting and curfews following the police shooting of Timothy Thomas. After order was restored, everyone -- white, black, politician, citiz  

Editorial: Eternity: God's Cruel Joke?

Easter poses the question of life ever after

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2003
Back when I was in high school, there was this terrible Easter joke making the rounds. It went something like, "What did Jesus say as he was hanging from the cross?" The answer is, "Gee, this is a   

Not in Our Name: Up close and personal at an anti-war protest

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 26, 2003
A uniformed guard opened the door to our holding cell March 20 and said, "Hey, you protesters! I'm with you. We don't need to be fighting no damn war." We were too stunned to ask his name before t  

I Read the News Today, Oh Boy

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 5, 2003
Do you remember a few years ago when The Enquirer and The Post announced they were reducing the size of their printed pages and pitched it as a "better fit" for readers because the new size would be  

The Power of Words

0 Comments · Thursday, November 21, 2002
I thought it would make a pretty good story. Six DAAP graduates move to Portland, Ore. -- some knowing each other, some not, some with jobs in hand, some unemployed. They find nirvana in the Northw  

Editorial: : Change Is in Your Hands Tuesday

CityBeat endorsement recap

0 Comments · Thursday, October 31, 2002
Cincinnati is a lot like the weather -- everyone complains about it, but nobody does anything about it. Well, friend, Tuesday is your lucky day. Election Day 2002 presents a golden opportunity to dr  

Editorial: : The Old Switcheroo

Time for some changes in Columbus

0 Comments · Thursday, October 17, 2002
The Republican Party's version of musical chairs continues in Columbus. Attorney General Betty Montgomery, term-limited out of her job, is running this fall for auditor, while Auditor Jim Petro, als  

The Arts as a Window

0 Comments · Thursday, August 29, 2002
This week's issue offers our sixth annual "State of the Arts" report, featuring our popular ranking of the most influential people in the local arts. We also preview fall programming in theater  

Festival Seating Return Is Past Due

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 14, 2002
An old saying goes that those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. A modern-day saying in Cincinnati goes that if you ignore a problem there is no problem. There's a fine difference between   

A Conservative Father

0 Comments · Thursday, June 13, 2002
I'm a 47-year-old man who's been a liberal most of his adult life. I'm also a nonconformist who, for the past three years, has been a single parent to my 17-year-old son. Things just haven't been wo