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Media Gotcha! Games Here and Abroad

0 Comments · Monday, March 2, 2015
News media games of Gotcha! turned nasty on both sides of the Atlantic. If embarrassing the other guy were only adults behaving badly, the affairs would be entertaining. It’s that and more...  

Music Killer

0 Comments · Friday, February 27, 2015
Very casually over the phone, my friend told me how he laid his Martin Guitar on the floor in his living room and in a fit of frustration and rage and with the boots on his feet, smashed his acoustic guitar into bits and pieces.   

Worst Week Ever!: Feb. 18-24

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Not too long ago, the school of thought espoused by those who liked George W. Bush when he was giving speeches that sounded as if Ricky from Trailer Park Boys wrote them was that people who don’t like the president are not American.   

Cincinnati vs. The World 2.25.15

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
A rare leopard is back from the brink of extinction in Russia thanks to recent conservation efforts.   

See-Through

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Watching the Oscars Sunday night was fun and fanciful because there’s nothing like watching wealthy, accomplished white people “acting” racially guilty when they’re really quite comfortable in their homogeneous groupings.  

Liar. Liar?

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Ten-million-dollar baby and NBC newsman Brian Williams is guilty. He knows better than to insert himself right smack dab in the middle of the news he’s witnessed or reported directly, and because he did, he resorted to lying about them and himself.  

Worst Week Ever!: Feb. 11-17

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Sometimes you hear about a particular thing you don’t care about with such frequency that you wonder if you are supposed to start caring about it or if those who shape our society are just hellbent on distracting you from important things that are occurring in the world we live in.   

Cincinnati vs. The World 2.18.15

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Millions of people in the U.S. are at risk of losing subsidized health insurance through HealthCare.gov as the Supreme Court takes up a case that challenges the legality of the Affordable Care Act.  

Newsroom Enthusiasm and Harper Lee's Long-Lost Manuscript

0 Comments · Monday, February 16, 2015
Finding genuine but previously unknown or long-lost manuscripts can be a publisher’s dream. Narratives by early American writers — as diverse as pioneer midwives or former slaves — still create minor sensations and career-enhancing moments for scholars.   

Worst Week Ever!: Feb. 4-10

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Ahh, The Great Gatsby. You are either so dumb that you only saw the movie or were dumb enough to read it even though it made little sense because it’s from the black and white era.   

Cincinnati vs. The World 2.11.15

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
An architecture and planning group in London has plans to transform stretches of the city’s abandoned tube tunnels into bike paths.   

To Repel Ghosts

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
There is this joke among black people — remember first that humor about cultural diminishment ain’t funny and not all blacks know one another — that says Black History Month is in February because it’s the shortest month of the year.  

Worst Week Ever!: Jan. 28-Feb. 3

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Portland, Oregon is a nice city in the Pacific Northwest that is very charming and surrounded by beauteous nature.  

Cincinnati vs. The World 2.04.15

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2015
For the third quarter in a row, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport had the highest airfares amongst the nation’s top 100 airports, according to the federal Bureau of Transportation Statistics.   

Taking a Toll

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2015
I would not trade the liberation of working for myself — of coming up with ideas and translating them into paid words, or teaching at the University of Cincinnati or working with Northside teenagers — for stacks of cash at a more reliable, albeit mind-numbing, soul-sucking job.