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Cincinnati vs. The World 3.11.15

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
East Walnut Hills and Northside will be getting new transit hubs, including new passenger shelters, lighting, sidewalk and waiting area improvements and route information for both neighborhoods, according to the Cincinnati Business Courier.   

Mother and Child Reunion

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Gladine Rosetta Hill Wilson (then, crazily, Wilson again) Parrish would have been perhaps 83 on March 10. “Perhaps” because she finagled her age to the point that some of her sisters believed she was younger than she was when she died.   

Worst Week Ever!: Feb. 25-March 3

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 4, 2015
People in America like to talk about how snitches and rats are bad until they themselves become defendants facing dozens of years in a cell and then decide snitching and not being in prison sound just fine.  

Cincinnati vs. The World 3.4.15

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Only 35 percent of Americans still find embattled Fox News host Bill O’Reilly trustworthy, while 21 percent now find him “very untrustworthy,” according to a recent HuffPost/YouGov poll.  

Media Gotcha! Games Here and Abroad

0 Comments · Monday, March 2, 2015
News media games of Gotcha! turned nasty on both sides of the Atlantic. If embarrassing the other guy were only adults behaving badly, the affairs would be entertaining. It’s that and more...  

Music Killer

0 Comments · Friday, February 27, 2015
Very casually over the phone, my friend told me how he laid his Martin Guitar on the floor in his living room and in a fit of frustration and rage and with the boots on his feet, smashed his acoustic guitar into bits and pieces.   

Worst Week Ever!: Feb. 18-24

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Not too long ago, the school of thought espoused by those who liked George W. Bush when he was giving speeches that sounded as if Ricky from Trailer Park Boys wrote them was that people who don’t like the president are not American.   

Cincinnati vs. The World 2.25.15

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
A rare leopard is back from the brink of extinction in Russia thanks to recent conservation efforts.   

See-Through

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Watching the Oscars Sunday night was fun and fanciful because there’s nothing like watching wealthy, accomplished white people “acting” racially guilty when they’re really quite comfortable in their homogeneous groupings.  

Liar. Liar?

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Ten-million-dollar baby and NBC newsman Brian Williams is guilty. He knows better than to insert himself right smack dab in the middle of the news he’s witnessed or reported directly, and because he did, he resorted to lying about them and himself.  

Worst Week Ever!: Feb. 11-17

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Sometimes you hear about a particular thing you don’t care about with such frequency that you wonder if you are supposed to start caring about it or if those who shape our society are just hellbent on distracting you from important things that are occurring in the world we live in.   

Cincinnati vs. The World 2.18.15

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Millions of people in the U.S. are at risk of losing subsidized health insurance through HealthCare.gov as the Supreme Court takes up a case that challenges the legality of the Affordable Care Act.  

Newsroom Enthusiasm and Harper Lee's Long-Lost Manuscript

0 Comments · Monday, February 16, 2015
Finding genuine but previously unknown or long-lost manuscripts can be a publisher’s dream. Narratives by early American writers — as diverse as pioneer midwives or former slaves — still create minor sensations and career-enhancing moments for scholars.   

Worst Week Ever!: Feb. 4-10

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Ahh, The Great Gatsby. You are either so dumb that you only saw the movie or were dumb enough to read it even though it made little sense because it’s from the black and white era.   

Cincinnati vs. The World 2.11.15

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
An architecture and planning group in London has plans to transform stretches of the city’s abandoned tube tunnels into bike paths.