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Donald Trump Is Great Summer Copy

0 Comments · Friday, September 4, 2015
The Donald is the perfect antidote to perennial August news doldrums.   

Worst Week Ever! Sept. 2-8

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 2, 2015
ResponsibleOhio debuts weird weed mascot named Buddy; 'Cincinnati Enquirer' finds new, innovative method to disappoint and sadden readership; overrated NFL quarterback acts like sports drink prevents concussions; Obama renames Mt. McKinley in honor of popular SUV model
  

When Business Goes

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Ginger Dawson is an iconic woman for more reasons than her aesthetic, though her blunt bangs, her from-a-bottle-henna-red hair and her penchant for black and/or retro clothes aligns her more readily to the equally iconic Punk designer Vivienne Westwood than to the “genteel” antiques mall proprietress she, ahem, once was.  

Worst Week Ever! Aug. 26-Sept. 1

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Local teacher uses racially charged humor to make pupils hate math early on; former NFL players teach younger generation how to best cover up lives of crime; drones full of things Americans can't get enough of complicate matters at prisons; Hillary Clinton only getting attention for the bad stuff she's done with emails over the years
  

On Serena

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
In the mid-1990s when Venus and Serena Williams were teenagers, when the jangle of beaded scalp-tight cornrows and silver braces on their teeth long preceded waist-length weaves and fake painted fingernails, neither blacks specifically nor America generally knew exactly what we were looking at when we looked at the Williams sisters.  

Missed Stories

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Recent news stories remind me of places I’ve worked as a photojournalist, reporter or editor… and how they exploded when I wasn’t there.
  

Worst Week Ever! Aug. 19-25

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Firefighters concerned about flammable objects, obstacles to putting out fires, etc.; Aroldis Chapman throws so hard MLB had to update its stat thing; Toby Keith restaurant sued for about 1 percent of the things wrong with it; Columbia House loses lots and lots of pennies; Video Game League announces drug testing (seriously)
  

Woman with Stuff

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
The night before I sat down to write this, I had formulated in my head the perfect first sentence to describe my emotional station, but I have now lost that to anxiety, to slumber, to dreams. The best sentence is this one:  My kidneys are failing me because I have failed my body.  

Worst Week Ever! Aug. 12-18

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Jailed labor force financially benefits Clermont County; Shakespeare likely high on weed a lot; Papa John's settles with delivery drivers after shorting them for a while; Mayor Cranley appoints guy to Historic Conservation Board who loves tearing down old buildings; Rabbit Hash frets over proposed Rising Star Casino ferry plan.
  

My Only Uncle John Thomas Hill (1936-2015)

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Well, I took him for granted — strong, strapping and chiseled from the black coal of Chattaroy, West Virginia, as he was and had always been.  

Worst Week Ever! Aug. 5-11

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Robot umpires make their debut; a Texas man shoots an armadillo and receives instant karma; Kraft Singles launches a recall; the contents of the bottle in Sam DuBose's car is analyzed; and the New York Times explains why women feel cold in the office.
  

How Does It Feel?

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Dear Santa Ono: At the risk of putting everybody all up in our business, I am writing you this as a sincere favor — to help you by telling you some key things about yourself, your current station and ways you can redeem yourself and the University of Cincinnati.   

Acceptable Risks

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart understands his audience.
  

Media Musings From Cincinnati and Beyond

0 Comments · Thursday, July 23, 2015
If overwhelming talent and performance aren’t enough to outsell “slender, blonde,” that’s the story is and the Times missed it.
  

William H. Cosby Jr. vs. The Cos

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Bill Cosby created The Cos — perhaps unofficially in the early 1970s, after breaking a color barrier by being cast in in I Spy in 1965 — as a means of convincing us he wasn’t at all like that lecherous curmudgeon Bill Cosby. Again.