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Something Old, Something New

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 6, 2013
I hope the tabloid Enquirer holds current subscribers and attracts new readers, especially folks who are drawn more to the visual than the verbal. Publisher Margaret Buchanan promises its debut Monday. Trucks will bring it from Columbus, where it’ll be printed on Dispatch presses.   

Stuck

1 Comment · Monday, March 4, 2013
The elevator wasn’t moving. I looked at the digital sign in it. It kept flashing ‘7,’ then ‘G’ over and over again. I pressed ‘7’ again. Again, the elevator didn’t move. Stuck. I finally figured out I was stuck.  

Let Me Take You down, 'Cause I'm Going

1 Comment · Wednesday, February 27, 2013
 Every single time Carol and Clyde or Rob and Cammy blankly read the teleprompter, telling us of yet another black-on-black murder, then move to the weather or traffic, I sit quietly devastated. I am not ashamed to tell you that sometimes I cry.  

The F-word

1 Comment · Wednesday, February 27, 2013
When I think of prejudiced people, I envision ignorant, ultra-conservative, hateful people out of touch with modern reality. But fat-shaming comes from all types of people — including educated, progressive, alternative folks that one wouldn’t tend to pigeonhole as discriminatory.   

Take a Ride with Me

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 27, 2013
During my off-hours, I ventured out to museums, theaters of all types, clubs, bars and the homes of friends and co-workers who hosted parties and events. I never worried about being able to get anywhere.

  

Worst Week Ever!: Feb. 20-26

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 27, 2013
SATURDAY FEB. 23: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created a free iPad app that lets you “solve disease puzzles” to figure out the origin of the contagion which made a group of people sick.  

Cincinnati vs. The World 02.27.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Downtown Cincinnati is on track to receive its own high-end grocery store on the ground level of the proposed apartment complex at Fourth and Race streets; it’s supposed to focus heavily on fresh produce, something the area has lacked widespread access to for years. CINCINNATI +2    

A Town Without Pity

8 Comments · Wednesday, February 20, 2013
 Though Norwood is merely five miles north of downtown’s city center, it may as well be smack dab in another time and another place with its barely-there lane lines, its shameful-but-glaring classism and racism for a city its size and its perpetually broke and broke-down demeanor.  

The Implied Menace of the ‘Jewish Lobby’

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 20, 2013
So what is it about Jews? Not only real Jews but also fearful fantasies about Jews. I ask because so many mainstream reporters, bloggers and columnists seem fascinated and repelled by the implied menace of “the Jewish lobby.”
  

Fake IDs

1 Comment · Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Though we’re only about seven weeks into 2013, many of this year’s top stories (or, rather, the stories the media has made into “top stories”) share a common thread — often, people are not what they seem.
  

Worst Week Ever!: Feb. 13-19

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 20, 2013
SUNDAY FEB. 17: Today marks the 50th birthday of basketball star and cultural icon, His Airness, Michael Jordan. As one of the most exciting and dominant athletes ever, Jordan won titles at the collegiate and pro levels, was an All Star like 29 times and notably saved the human race from alien criminals in Space Jam.    

Cincinnati vs. The World 02.20.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Cincinnati Zoo had to euthanize one of the world’s most famous endangered Sumatran rhinos, Ipuh, who in 2001 became the first male Sumatran rhino to sire offspring in captivity since the 19th century.  

On the Bus

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 13, 2013
I have lived in Cincinnati for close to 13 years and I’ve never been on a Metro bus. For the last few months I’ve been thinking about this fact, and it bothers me because I’m not sure where the problem lies. Is it Cincinnati or me?  

Worst Week Ever!: Feb. 6-12

1 Comment · Wednesday, February 13, 2013
WEDNESDAY FEB. 6 Everyone knows that grocery shopping sucks, but that if you eat out too many times in a row you start wondering if your parents would call you a loser or feel bad for you if th  

On My Marriage, Divorce and Christian Outlook

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 13, 2013
I did truly love the man I thought I was marrying. I don’t, however, think I would have married him if I were raised differently. What I mean is: I’m a Christian.