Exit Through the Gift Shop

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 30, 2015
It took the visit of the Holy Father, His Excellency the Pope for John Boehner to come to his senses and be the sacrificial lamb his Grand Old Party of Republican hard-hearts needed to advance their agenda.  

Journalists Dig into the Actual Police-Shooting Numbers

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Some serious journalists are counting people shot and killed by police and police who are murdered by people they are sworn to protect and serve.

Worst Week Ever! Sept. 30-Oct. 06

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Hedge Fund manager with power to put profits over human lives does exactly that; Pope comes to America, informs members of Congress they suck at their jobs; black people only vote to get free stuff and noted election-rigger Jeb Bush knows it; Bill Nye goes off on anti-abortionists; teary orange politician quits and 'WWE!' gets harder to write  

Worst Week Ever! Sept. 23-29

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
We all know our Steelers-fan governor John Kasich has moved on from his days of being rabidly anti-abortion in order to focus on standing out amid the smelly pile that is the group of Republicans seeking nomination in the upcoming presidential election.  

Media Musings From Cincinnati and Beyond

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 16, 2015
News media does its job when readers and listeners know “so what” as well as “what.”

Kim Davis vs. Decades of Supreme Court Decisions

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Disturbingly incomplete reporting afflicts the drama of county clerk Kim Davis in Rowan County, Kentucky.  

I’m with Stupid

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2015
My partner and I were once walking to Findlay Market from the spooky end of Green Street. We held hands as we neared the market. A scruffy, possibly homeless, black man approached. I made eye contact with him. At first, he spoke amicably. Until he saw that we were hand in hand.  

Donald Trump Is Great Summer Copy

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

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! 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

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.  

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

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.  

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)