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Campus Insecurity

5 Comments · Wednesday, December 12, 2012
There is a profoundly false sense of security not only on the campus of the University of Cincinnati but also surrounding it, and this isn’t anything new.   

Reporters Should Challenge Candidates on Creationism

3 Comments · Wednesday, December 12, 2012
I’m grateful to the GQ magazine reporter who asked Florida Sen. Marco Rubio about the age of the earth. It raises a vital question for a country where significant numbers of Americans reject much of science from creation to evolution.     

Cincinnati vs. The World 12.12.2012

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Women spend less than half as much time cleaning today as they did 50 years ago, according to a study on the cleaning habits of adult women living in the UK. WORLD +2     

Family Tree

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 12, 2012
I remember riding to Corsi Tree Farm way out in Hamersville, Ohio, in those seats and stretching my short, stubby legs. Today, the ride to Corsi makes me claustrophobic. I can barely move; Dylan’s bony knees clank with mine. Damn Dad’s long-legged McCartney gene. Toys have been swapped out for smartphones, which keep us preoccupied on the long, coiling drive there.    

Worst Week Ever!: Dec. 5-11

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 12, 2012
THURSDAY DEC. 6: Cincinnatians often offend local sensibilities when they travel to coastal states by calling soda “pop” and refusing to let anyone off the hook if they profess to not thinking chili spaghetti is better than cold-water lobster tail.  

Black Tea

1 Comment · Wednesday, December 5, 2012
 Even Christopher Smitherman and Christopher Finney must roll over in the middle of the night in the strange bed they share and look at one another and wonder: How the hell’d this happen   

Cincinnati vs. The World 12.05.2012

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 5, 2012
A Bangladesh woman was forced to remarry the man who mutilated her by dousing her face with acid after she divorced him for cheating on her. WORLD -2    

Just Drive

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 4, 2012
One of the main things that holds our society together is trusting one another. We, as humans, rely on other humans to follow established rules and do their “jobs,” whether it’s a surgeon, a pilot, a cop or a politician (go ahead, giggle).   

Minority Report 2012

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 4, 2012
As a judge for this year’s Black Reel Awards, I am screening the shorts and features up for consideration, and at the conclusion of each new film I catch myself swelling with real pride because, through these independently produced films, I feel like the reflection I’ve been seeking sharpens as the frames settle into place.
  

Worst Week Ever!: Nov. 28-Dec. 4

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 4, 2012
WEDNESDAY NOV. 28 Whether it’s London, England or London, Ky., people tend to get pissed off when they find out their children have been banned from one day entering the pearly gates of heaven.  

Merry Christmas from Thelma and Roy

0 Comments · Thursday, November 29, 2012
Since Thelma and her new husband Bill didn’t really exist, they couldn’t attend my grandmother’s funeral.  

St. Elmo's Fire

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Once upon a time, there lived a presumptuous and possibly troubled, grown-ass man who made his living by pitching his voice cartoonishly high to the precipice of nasal annoyance.    

Yes We Can (But We Already Knew That)

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 28, 2012
 Can women be funny? It’s a question so brain-numbingly idiotic that it’s best left ignored, but that’s difficult when multiple facets of the media — from pop culture bloggers to comedians on Twitter — recycle the “debate” over and over again.    

Worst Week Ever!: Nov. 21-27

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 28, 2012
SATURDAY NOV. 24: The best way to increase public safety is to get things that imperil it off the street … and then auction them off to the public so they’ll be back on the streets. That’s the bulletproof rationale the Kentucky State Police are employing by selling confiscated firearms to gun dealers.   

Appreciating Non-Mainstream Media

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 28, 2012
I value small publications with strong opinions or reporting. The small publications that I turn to live off subscriptions, a few ads, wealthy benefactors, foundations and/or myriad smaller donations.