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Cincinnati vs. The World 06.26.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Radical anti-abortion group Personhood Ohio tried fundraising for its cause — to outlaw all abortions — by selling assault rifles. CINCINNATI -2   

Aralee Strange: 1944-2013

1 Comment · Wednesday, June 19, 2013
There was this woman with a deep, slow drawl spoken in something between a rasp and a whisper who had a lightning bolt inked high on her right cheekbone not as thuggery, irony or defiance but as a simple, stunning marker adding to the mystique of a woman easily mistaken in her era-defying androgyny for a man.
  

In Defense of Lobsters

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 19, 2013
This happens to me like clockwork around the start of summer, when the weekend air is pregnant with the fumes of grills and charred hamburgers. You don’t really want it, I tell myself; sometimes I’ll even linger in front of the meat displays at Findlay Market, a stomach-twister on command: no, no, no.   

Worst Week Ever!: June 12-18

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 19, 2013
SUNDAY JUNE 16: The Muppets from Sesame Street today introduced a new character named Alex whose father is incarcerated. Since we live in the nation that imprisons a higher percentage of its populace than any other in the goddamned world, it makes sense to reduce the stigma attached to this aspect of our society.   

Same-Sex Love in Graphic (Yet Quite Ordinary) Frames

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 19, 2013
The crazy cool thing about the X-Men was always the many splendored nature of those loves and lovers. Mutants of various abilities and appearances could, at any given moment, fall for one another, regular old human beings from other worlds, god-like personages, what have you, and readers never seemed to care or make a fuss.
  

Cincinnati vs. The World 06.19.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 19, 2013
China has invented “anti-pervert” hairy pantyhose for women to wear in case anyone should wrongly glance at a woman’s bare legs in the summer. WORLD -1   

Much Ado About Court Packing

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Language abuse — as opposed to abusive language — is as old as language itself. After 50-plus years of reporting and editing, I should be used to it, but I’m increasingly irritated by its deliberate, partisan misuse.
  

Dads, as Animals

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Many parents attest that when your child is born, some instincts just kick in. In nature, this is seen all the time. Females are generally the primary caregivers to their offspring, but there are plenty of species whose fathers don’t just hit it and quit it.   

Go Ask Your Father

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Sixteen months ago in a gated Sanford, Fla., community patrolled by a zealous, jittery and armed volunteer neighborhood watchman who felt threatened by the mere presence of an “unfamiliar” black kid walking alone, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin died on a sidewalk of a single gunshot to the chest.
  

Worst Week Ever!: June 5-11

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 12, 2013
MONDAY JUNE 10: When people get freaked out that everything they do online and via telephone is being recorded by an unconstitutional and invasive governmental presence, the first thing they do is get on amazon.com and order George Orwell’s novel 1984.   

Cincinnati vs. The World 06.12.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 12, 2013
A not-so-happy reminder on the 50-year anniversary of the Equal Pay Act: Ohio women still make 23 percent less than men. CINCINNATI -1   

Aunt & Circumstance

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 5, 2013
 And even in the vestiges of his boyhood in his overtures toward independence, he does what all our children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews among him do. He is looking for his family. Even when he is letting go, he is holding on.
  

Real Pants Are the Worst

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 5, 2013
 This morning I woke up and I had a choice: put on clothes that made me look like an adult going to work at a job that wasn’t inside of a gym, or to not. I chose “not.”   

Women's Work Never Ends

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 5, 2013
 Think about Hilary Clinton and the string of women married to philandering politicians out there, especially the ones hitting the comeback trail. Some of these women might be standing by their men, but the smart ones aren’t saying all that much about it because they’re too busy getting busy with the next phase of their own lives.   

Worst Week Ever!: May 29-June 4

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 5, 2013
 SATURDAY JUNE 1: A fight during a kindergarten graduation ceremony in Cleveland today made national news. The brawl broke out after refreshments were spilled, which is exactly what the little kids had spent the past year learning you aren’t supposed to do.