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Stupid Grown-ups

5 Comments · Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Patsy looks too young to have a small son. In fact, I didn’t know she did. I met him one afternoon two weeks ago. I wasn’t supposed to meet him at all, but I’m glad I was the one who was here to look out for him when he found himself with no family members around.  

Roe v. Wade v. Us

2 Comments · Wednesday, January 23, 2013
 We can wake up and be poor, under-educated and -employed, invisible during the “conversation” around representation in the rarified air in corporations, education, sports management and ownership. Meantime, we’re constantly being objectified.
  

Public Records Are Such For a Reason

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 23, 2013
When a reporter uses the law to pry public records from resisting officials, readers are supposed to benefit. And when readers value that invocation of open records laws, it adds luster to the reporter’s work.
  

Worst Week Ever!: Jan. 16-22

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 23, 2013
WEDNESDAY JAN. 16: Newport on the Levee has added a new wrinkle to the movie-watching experience. The seldom-used arcade has been replaced by MacGuffins Bar & Lounge, which is now open and serving drinks that can be brought into the movie.   

Cincinnati vs. The World 01.23.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 23, 2013
In Afghanistan, violence against women is becoming increasingly brutal and is on the rise by 22 percent, according to the country’s independent Human Rights Commission. WORLD -1    

'We Can Fix This'

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Seems thugs took “Pause for the Cause,” talk radio host Nathan Iverson’s Jan. 9 anti-violence tête-à-tête with Police Chief James Craig, as a green light and not the intended inward-loo  

The Real History of #yeswecanseco

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Jose Canseco owes my friend Jarrett an apology and an audiobook.  The former Major League Baseball player/steroid user/reality TV weirdo last March posted a series of tweets aimed at schooli  

Worst Week Ever!: Jan. 9-15

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 16, 2013
WEDNESDAY JAN. 9  As a sign of growing maturity and responsibility, WWE! is going to refrain from making some sort of poop joke about the proposal to install new public toilets downtown.
  

(Lack of) Appreciation for the Complexities

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 16, 2013
I swear there are days when it would be best to turn off the television, stay away from computers, the Internet and smartphones, maybe just remain in bed with the covers firmly clasped over my head to silence the ignorant noise spewing out of the mouths (and from the furiously tweeting thumbs) of politicians, commentators and lobbyists.    

Cincinnati vs. The World 01.16.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Colorado gun retailer Jax Mercantile has officially halted sales of assault rifles and high-capacity magazines in the wake of several mass shootings over the last several months: Company president Jim Quinlan has “no regrets” about the change, even though it’s angered a good chunk of customers and reduced profits. WORLD +1    

Cincinnati vs. The World 01.09.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Ohio’s own, U.S. Speaker of the House, John Boehner, told Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to “go f— himself” at a White House meeting last week after Reid publicly accused him of running the House like a dictatorship. CINCINNATI -2   

The White N-Word (The Case for Quentin Tarantino)

3 Comments · Tuesday, January 8, 2013
It’s 2013 already. The rate at which calendar pages blow past means there’s not enough time to school you on the ever titillating suffixal differences — which are also cultural and racial — between the -er and the -a. White folks want to say the word soooo badly it’s funny.    

Small Daily Stunned by Years of Fakery

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Another small New England daily made news at the end of the year. Recently, the Cape Cod Times revealed how it stumbled in a way that had many journalists mumbling, “There but for the grace of God.”  

Worst Week Ever!: Jan 2-8

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 8, 2013
WEDNESDAY JAN. 2 In an Andy Rooney-esque indictment of hanging out with your friends on the Internet, Bloomberg News columnist Caroline Baum today opined that, “Twitter makes us lazy, Facebook   

Cincinnati vs. The World 01.02.2013

0 Comments · Thursday, January 3, 2013
Two homeless people helped rescue a man brutally attacked in Over-the-Rhine after using an ATM; they warded off his assailant until the police arrived. CINCINNATI +2