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Media Musings From Cincinnati and Beyond

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Obviously, the editor who wrote the headline on Wednesday’s Food cover page for the Enquirer didn’t read Polly Campbell’s story about the Woman’s City Club. 
  

Conventional Wisdom and Language

0 Comments · Thursday, July 9, 2015
Listening to Morning Edition on WVXU, I was struck by a black Baptist pastor’s word choice when asked about the Supreme Court 5-4 ruling on same-sex marriage. He helped crystalize something that has been bothering me about the whole debate: “Holy matrimony.”  

Summer Breeze

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2015
I detest summer in Cincinnati. Whenever I hear sirens — and living on a boisterous corner of Woodburn Avenue for the past 13 years I hear plenty of sirens — I think: Cincinnati police must be taxed and overworked.  

Worst Week Ever! July 08-14

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Many Americans grew sick and tired of University of Kentucky fans bragging and acting like they were the ones boxing out and draining three-pointers during the Wildcats’ impressive undefeated run through the regular college basketball season this year.  

Equal

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 1, 2015
All things being equal, I am mightily confused by America, but also greatly enamored with Her. She has fooled around and redeemed herself to a great many of Her people.  

The Slippery Slope of Journalistic Ethics

0 Comments · Thursday, June 25, 2015
Journalists live on a slippery slope when it come to ethics. 
  

Larry Gross: Charles Bukowski, Neat

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
If Charles Bukowski had a cousin who was slightly less self-destructive, not at all a womanizer and who lurked in the deeper shadows of Bukowski, writing in the margins, it would have been Larry Gross.  

Larry Gross (1954-2015)

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Longtime CityBeat staffer and columnist Larry Gross passed away on Monday, June 15 at the age of 61.
  

Blurred Lines

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Rachel Dolezal’s adopted black brother said: “It all started with the hair.” If she weren’t in the news for being black but really white, I would say that “starting with the hair” would most definitely make the recently resigned president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP a black woman.  

Media Musings From Cincinnati and Beyond

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 17, 2015
It can’t be ignorance; I introduced an Enquirer reporter to the recently reopened Clifton Natural Foods on Ludlow months ago and told him how it was a return to almost the same spot after decades in Clifton Heights exile. But according to a co-owner of Clifton Natural Foods last week, the Enquirer hasn’t written a thing about this business success story or a merchant returning to her old neighborhood.  

When #blacklivesdontmatter to Black People

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 10, 2015
As Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell prepared to hand in his city manager-ordered 90-day plan to curb this city’s outburst of violence, black folks from Avondale to Westwood, Walnut Hills to Bond Hill to Winton Hills and even murderous black parents under the jurisdiction of the local branch of Ohio Jobs and Family Services behaved as though their black lives — and no others — mattered worth a damn.  

Surprise, Surprise

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 10, 2015
It’s no surprise when reporters are surprised by a major breaking story on their beats.
  

Worst Week Ever! June 03-09

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 3, 2015
If there is one thing that American grocery stores can agree on, it’s that they would rather see most of their unsold yet edible food go into the dumpster than the digestive system of people who for one reason or another can’t afford to purchase it.   

The Pop In

0 Comments · Monday, June 1, 2015
Meg lives in my apartment building here in Covington, and she’s a nice, older lady who is always friendly to me, and I’m always friendly right back. Sometimes I think — actually I kind of know — she would like more from me, but thankfully I don’t see her all that often.
  

Stop Making Sense

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Modern civil rights acts of civil disobedience have run off the rails and become something beyond counterintuitive; it’s become far-reaching, obtuse and even ironic.