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Cincinnati vs. the World 06.11.2014

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Millions of student debtors now qualify to use “Pay as You Earn” to repay their loans after President Obama signed an executive order June 9. Debtors won’t have to pay more than 10 percent of monthly incomes, and after 20 years anything left is forgiven.  

Worst Week Ever!: May 28-June 3

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 4, 2014
For many Cincinnatians, the scariest part of going across the Western Hills Viaduct is not knowing which lane you should be in as you wrap around that McDonald’s that greets you on the West Side — one wrong turn and you could be headed down State Street and wondering both what year it is and if parts of Gummo were filmed there. 
  

Cincinnati vs. the World 06.04.2014

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Proposed EPA regulations aim to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing coal plants and new plants by as much as 30 percent by 2030, compared to 2005 levels.  

The Gospel According to Peanuts

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 3, 2014
The first Peanuts television special, A Charlie Brown Christmas, had been on TV the previous Christmas and that made me even more of a fan of the strip. I couldn’t get enough of Charlie Brown and company.    

Final Friday

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 3, 2014
He looked homeless, whatever that means. Truth is, Mike Markiewicz looked the way he did — bedraggled, a bit greasy, disheveled, grungy, filthy, even — because appearance mattered not at all to him.  

Gone

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2014
I’d naturally thought all along that he had wanted to disappear, that he was not “taken” by anyone else and as the days wore on and there was no sign of him I secretly thought maybe he’d killed himself, troubled by some gut-deep darkness only he could feel.  

Reporters and Ill-Advised Security Reporting Tactics

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2014
There’s something about a WET PAINT sign that overwhelms good sense and manners. We have to test it.    

The Low Lifes in The Heights

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 21, 2014
The thugs and drug dealers in and around Lincoln Heights have long had Lincoln Heights Police in a reverse pat down.  

Worst Week Ever!: May 14-20

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Gender roles are weird. Men are supposed to love going to Hooters because the restaurant is named after tits and their servers do the best job they can at patting backs and flirting with customers while acting as minimally repulsed as possible.  

Media Musings from Cincinnati and Beyond

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Give the New York Times a C+ for candor after it fired Executive Editor Jill Abramson.   

No Images = No Stories

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 14, 2014
It’s taken almost a month for the story of hundreds of kidnapped Nigerian school girls to gain a foothold in the American news media.
  

The Show

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 14, 2014
The modern concert-going experience sucks.  

FCC's Latest Network Neutrality Proposal Not Fair to Consumers

1 Comment · Wednesday, May 14, 2014
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is proposing new rules for the Internet that have significant implications for how all of us access and pay for content online.   

$2,676

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 7, 2014
The reportedly 223 schoolgirls missing from Chibok, northern Nigeria, for three weeks now and snatched by Islamist extremists Boko Haram (meaning “Western education is forbidden” or “sinful”) are just beginning to make an international blip, to gain traction.  

Q&A With a Guy Who Doesn't Have a Car

Jeff Beyer still doesn't have a car after all these years

1 Comment · Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Back in 2011, CityBeat spoke with downtown resident Jeff Beyer, a guy whose primary mode of transportation is his bicycle, to find out what life in Cincinnati is like for people who don’t have cars.