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.
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.”
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.
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.
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
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
I have long held that black women in
America are under attack. We get harsher criminal prosecution than our
white counterparts; we are murdered by intimate partners at higher rates
than any other groups.
I wasn’t so sure about this, this coming back to CityBeat
when Editor Danny Cross first sent me an email in 2012 explaining his
plan to overhaul the paper I’d freelanced for from its first issue in
1994, then joined first as a part-time writer in 1999 (just enough hours
to qualify for health insurance to buy insulin and needles) then as a
full-time staffer with a column.