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Worst Week Ever!: Aug. 13-19

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Local leaders seeking to renovate Music Hall and Union Terminal are running into predictable problems, principally that Republican Hamilton County commissioners believe in vetting massive historical renovation projects in their basements rather than relying on the expertise of area CEOs who kick it with Obama.   

An Icon Under the Bus

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 13, 2014
The recent Hamilton County Commissioners’ quarter-cent sales tax dust-up that booted Music Hall from the original package deal is a perfect storm of class, political finger-pointing and entitlement.  

A Brief Yet Triumphant Introduction

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Fifty years ago, the first edition of the daily Zambia Times rolled off our presses in Central Africa and I was in charge of the news operation. It’s as close as I’ll come to giving birth.
  

The Finish Line

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Dear President Barack Obama: I was beginning to think you’d forgotten all about me. Then I recalled how very busy you are and have been.  

Remembering "The Struggle"

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Work defined my life in Central Africa. Six or seven days a week in 1964, I was at my desk by mid-morning as news editor in charge of a new black nationalist daily, the Zambia Times.
  

Kindness in Covington

0 Comments · Friday, August 1, 2014
I decided to brave that slope with my quad cane and my old, rickety folding utility cart. I told myself I could handle this just fine. I was telling myself a lie.   

Elevators

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Violent black mega-stars and violent black athletes and the women who try to love them should avoid elevators like most black people avoid therapy.  

George Clooney vs. the Tabloids

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Here’s a twist on the old “Don’t pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the gallon.” That was when print ruled.
Now, it’s don’t pick an online fight with an immensely popular actor and a respected lawyer who come from journalism families: George Clooney and fiance Amal Alamuddin.   

Cincinnati vs. the World 07.30.2014

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Sarah Palin has found another way to make money off her status as a celebrity political commentator, with her new online Sarah Palin Channel. For $10 a month, subscribers can get news delivered by Palin that “cuts through the media’s politically correct filter,” along with a dose of the Palin household’s “real-life” “outdoor adventures.”  

Media Musings From Cincinnati and Beyond

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Fox’s WXIX 19 had a bizarre “investigative” report which not only rehashed an earlier story at unseemly length but also repeated itself during the rehash. City departmental managers are supposed to live in the city, according to Cincinnati City Council. Some apparently don’t. Good story.  

Randy Wolf: November 7, 1964-July 11, 2014

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 22, 2014
On July 11, my high school classmate, Randy Wolf, dropped dead unexpectedly of a heart attack. This is not about the shock of a 49-year-old man dying unexpectedly; we are born to die. This is not about my own mortality; I feel my body’s anarchy everyday. My time may also be nigh.
  

Cincinnati vs. the World 07.23.2014

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 22, 2014
UNICEF has called for accelerated action against child marriage and genital mutilation after its new report revealed the continued prevalence of both practices. Seven-hundred-million women alive today were married before they were 18. WORLD -2  

Cincinnati vs. the World 07.16.2014

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 15, 2014
The group proswastika.org wants to reclaim the symbol from its legacy of Nazi hate for the peace symbol it still serves as in Asian cultures, so it flew a swastika banner over the Coney Island beach in New York on Saturday. The display didn’t track well with New Yorkers, not surprisingly. WORLD -1  

Media Musings From Cincinnati and Beyond

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 15, 2014
New York Times in-house critic, public editor Margaret Sullivan, says the Times is re-embracing jingoism that supported America’s attack on Saddam Hussein 11 years ago.
  

Who Guards the Guardians?

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Barack Obama’s Justice Department remains at war with reporters, invoking national security so often we should check to see if the sky is falling.