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I’m with Stupid

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2015
My partner and I were once walking to Findlay Market from the spooky end of Green Street. We held hands as we neared the market. A scruffy, possibly homeless, black man approached. I made eye contact with him. At first, he spoke amicably. Until he saw that we were hand in hand.  

Donald Trump Is Great Summer Copy

0 Comments · Friday, September 4, 2015
The Donald is the perfect antidote to perennial August news doldrums.   

When Business Goes

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Ginger Dawson is an iconic woman for more reasons than her aesthetic, though her blunt bangs, her from-a-bottle-henna-red hair and her penchant for black and/or retro clothes aligns her more readily to the equally iconic Punk designer Vivienne Westwood than to the “genteel” antiques mall proprietress she, ahem, once was.  

Worst Week Ever! Sept. 2-8

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 2, 2015
ResponsibleOhio debuts weird weed mascot named Buddy; 'Cincinnati Enquirer' finds new, innovative method to disappoint and sadden readership; overrated NFL quarterback acts like sports drink prevents concussions; Obama renames Mt. McKinley in honor of popular SUV model
  

On Serena

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
In the mid-1990s when Venus and Serena Williams were teenagers, when the jangle of beaded scalp-tight cornrows and silver braces on their teeth long preceded waist-length weaves and fake painted fingernails, neither blacks specifically nor America generally knew exactly what we were looking at when we looked at the Williams sisters.  

Worst Week Ever! Aug. 26-Sept. 1

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Local teacher uses racially charged humor to make pupils hate math early on; former NFL players teach younger generation how to best cover up lives of crime; drones full of things Americans can't get enough of complicate matters at prisons; Hillary Clinton only getting attention for the bad stuff she's done with emails over the years
  

Woman with Stuff

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
The night before I sat down to write this, I had formulated in my head the perfect first sentence to describe my emotional station, but I have now lost that to anxiety, to slumber, to dreams. The best sentence is this one:  My kidneys are failing me because I have failed my body.  

Missed Stories

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Recent news stories remind me of places I’ve worked as a photojournalist, reporter or editor… and how they exploded when I wasn’t there.
  

Worst Week Ever! Aug. 19-25

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Firefighters concerned about flammable objects, obstacles to putting out fires, etc.; Aroldis Chapman throws so hard MLB had to update its stat thing; Toby Keith restaurant sued for about 1 percent of the things wrong with it; Columbia House loses lots and lots of pennies; Video Game League announces drug testing (seriously)
  

My Only Uncle John Thomas Hill (1936-2015)

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Well, I took him for granted — strong, strapping and chiseled from the black coal of Chattaroy, West Virginia, as he was and had always been.  

Worst Week Ever! Aug. 12-18

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Jailed labor force financially benefits Clermont County; Shakespeare likely high on weed a lot; Papa John's settles with delivery drivers after shorting them for a while; Mayor Cranley appoints guy to Historic Conservation Board who loves tearing down old buildings; Rabbit Hash frets over proposed Rising Star Casino ferry plan.
  

How Does It Feel?

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Dear Santa Ono: At the risk of putting everybody all up in our business, I am writing you this as a sincere favor — to help you by telling you some key things about yourself, your current station and ways you can redeem yourself and the University of Cincinnati.   

Worst Week Ever! Aug. 5-11

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Robot umpires make their debut; a Texas man shoots an armadillo and receives instant karma; Kraft Singles launches a recall; the contents of the bottle in Sam DuBose's car is analyzed; and the New York Times explains why women feel cold in the office.
  

Acceptable Risks

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart understands his audience.
  

Media Musings From Cincinnati and Beyond

0 Comments · Thursday, July 23, 2015
If overwhelming talent and performance aren’t enough to outsell “slender, blonde,” that’s the story is and the Times missed it.