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Worst Week Ever!: March 27-April 2

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Members of the Kentucky state legislature are pondering the merits of "angel investors," while admitting that rich angels are crucial when it comes to competing with Ohio businesses.  

Wind Is the Worst

1 Comment · Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Think about all the things wind does to you: makes you cold, blocks your movement, messes up your hair, makes noise, etc.   

Cincinnati vs. The World 04.03.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Westwood's 170-year-old Gamble House, the pink Victorian mansion once inhabited by the inventor of Ivory soap, was demolished after years of efforts by neighbors and preservationists to keep the property alive. CINCINNATI -2    

A Dog with No Name

1 Comment · Tuesday, April 2, 2013
When I found out more about the dog late this past fall, I felt bad for what I’d been thinking all those months. I didn’t like the dog — whatever its name was. Turns out it didn’t even have one.  

GOP: Gay Old Party

1 Comment · Wednesday, March 27, 2013
I’d pay to see a lineup of all the children and grandchildren of right-wingers — especially those directly responsible for legally shoving their definitions of “family” down all our throats — all come out publicly in a public square. I bet there are a shit-ton of ’em.
  

The Trouble with Growing Up

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 27, 2013
There’s one reason I’d really like to have children someday and one reason I want to get my tubes tied the next chance I get, and they both happen to be the same thing. I don’t want to stop being a kid myself.  

Worst Week Ever!: March 20-26

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 27, 2013
TUESDAY MARCH 26: Former presidential candidate and regular source of quotes that sound way too dumb to be true Rep. Michele Bachmann today learned that her campaign is under investigation by an independent ethics panel on Capitol Hill.  

Watch Write Now: Birth of a Critic

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 27, 2013
What’s your favorite film? It’s the first question people ask as soon as they find out what I do for a living. There’s a bit of awe in the question, mixed with a challenge.   

Cincinnati vs. The World 03.27.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 27, 2013
More than 16,000 pig carcasses retrieved from Shanghai’s Huangpu River — likely dumped by farmers unwilling to make the investments to safely dispose of the bodies — have Chinese officials concerned about the safety of Shanghai’s tap water. WORLD -2    

I Never Learned How to Make Friends

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The neighbors I have now are no doubt the friendliest, most interesting and, well, neighborly street-mates I’ve ever encountered. So why do I sometimes find myself avoiding them, or any potential friends for that matter? The concept of neighborhood etiquette (and previously, dorm life) is totally lost on me.  

Worst Week Ever!: March 13-18

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 20, 2013
WEDNESDAY MARCH 13: WWE! readers might be surprised to learn that those of us whose jobs necessitate following real news are, in general, quite terrified of the future. For every pop culture or sports story we actually care about, there are dozens of stories about things like nuclear weapons, environmental catastrophes and murderers who act nice before they kill people.   

Cincinnati vs. The World 03.20.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The newest haute Hollywood beauty trend is a procedure called a “vampire facial,” which involves injecting your own blood — drawn from your arm — back into your face, to stimulate collagen production. WORLD -2   

Deconstructing Media Coverage of Pope Francis

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 19, 2013
After Benedict XVI quit and before cardinals began voting for his successor, daily news-free news stories left us as ignorant as the day before. Until Francis’ election, nothing really happened. That’s one reason NPR received 200-plus complaints, its ombudsman reported, mostly about 47 stories running during the four weeks between popes.      

Black Pearl Stings!

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati’s Black Pearl Sings! is a play come as a warning shot foretelling the modern-day recording industry (such as it is) and its sad history of theft by corporate henchmen. More obviously and tellingly, the play is also a dance of race relations, race politics and the sometimes heartbreaking history of relationships between black and white women.
  

Cincinnati vs. The World 03.13.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Forests in China are suffering from huge surges in disposable wooden chopstick demand; the country produces 80 billion chopsticks per year — equivalent to the destruction of 20 million 20-year-old trees. WORLD -2