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Gone

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2014
I’d naturally thought all along that he had wanted to disappear, that he was not “taken” by anyone else and as the days wore on and there was no sign of him I secretly thought maybe he’d killed himself, troubled by some gut-deep darkness only he could feel.  

Reporters and Ill-Advised Security Reporting Tactics

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2014
There’s something about a WET PAINT sign that overwhelms good sense and manners. We have to test it.    

The Low Lifes in The Heights

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 21, 2014
The thugs and drug dealers in and around Lincoln Heights have long had Lincoln Heights Police in a reverse pat down.  

Worst Week Ever!: May 14-20

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Gender roles are weird. Men are supposed to love going to Hooters because the restaurant is named after tits and their servers do the best job they can at patting backs and flirting with customers while acting as minimally repulsed as possible.  

Media Musings from Cincinnati and Beyond

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Give the New York Times a C+ for candor after it fired Executive Editor Jill Abramson.   

No Images = No Stories

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 14, 2014
It’s taken almost a month for the story of hundreds of kidnapped Nigerian school girls to gain a foothold in the American news media.
  

The Show

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 14, 2014
The modern concert-going experience sucks.  

FCC's Latest Network Neutrality Proposal Not Fair to Consumers

1 Comment · Wednesday, May 14, 2014
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is proposing new rules for the Internet that have significant implications for how all of us access and pay for content online.   

$2,676

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 7, 2014
The reportedly 223 schoolgirls missing from Chibok, northern Nigeria, for three weeks now and snatched by Islamist extremists Boko Haram (meaning “Western education is forbidden” or “sinful”) are just beginning to make an international blip, to gain traction.  

Q&A With a Guy Who Doesn't Have a Car

Jeff Beyer still doesn't have a car after all these years

1 Comment · Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Back in 2011, CityBeat spoke with downtown resident Jeff Beyer, a guy whose primary mode of transportation is his bicycle, to find out what life in Cincinnati is like for people who don’t have cars.  

A Bug Hanging out in My Kitchen

3 Comments · Thursday, May 1, 2014
 There’s pretty good pest control in the building where I live in Covington. I seldom ever see a bug, but I did the other day — a bug hanging out in my kitchen.   

Sitting Sterling’s Shiva

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling thinks all black people stink.  

Considering the "Double Effect"

1 Comment · Wednesday, April 30, 2014
My undergraduate journalism students never were livelier than when they explored what philosophers and ethicists call the Principle of the Double Effect.  

Worst Week Ever!: April 30-May 6

1 Comment · Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Neighborhood activists have called for City Councilman Christopher Smitherman’s ouster as a committee chairman in light of comments he recently made accusing black people of not doing enough to stop violence.  

Nearly Half a Century

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The best parts of growing older are experience, grace, laughter, wisdom and memories and growing older itself because the alternative is death and I wouldn’t trade the raggedy edges of my sometimes uncertain life for all the death I once lusted for.