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The Waiting Is the Hardest Part

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Inspiration is the spark of life for writers. When we sit down at our keyboards, it's like sliding into your car on a bitterly cold morning, turning the key and hoping the engine cranks. There's n  

A Streetcar Named Ignorance

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 16, 2008
This week Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters lobbed a rhetorical hand grenade into the ongoing debate over crime, punishment and law enforcement, hitting Cincinnati's political leadership and Ov  

Who the Hell Is Greg Hartmann?

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 9, 2008
He's your brand new Hamilton County Commissioner, that's who, to be formally "elected" nine months from now and to be sworn in this time next year. No muss, no fuss. You can thank the people who r  

New Year, New Approach

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Note: Much of this column discusses changes in the print edition of CityBeat, but some of these changes can be found online as well. See links in this column to find new the content. A new year, a  

Looking Over My Shoulder

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 19, 2007
"Funny now how it all goes by so fast/ One day I'm looking over my shoulder at the past." -- Mary Chapin Carpenter, "The Long Way Home" Funny how you can be mulling a column in your head, trying  

Time to Step It Up

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Ten years ago this week United Nations delegates from the world's developed countries came together in Kyoto, Japan, to negotiate the Kyoto Accord. It's a bittersweet anniversary because it marks t  

Thank You for Reading

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 20, 2007
I'm thankful it's Thanksgiving week. I'm a traditionalist at heart (a liberal in my brain), and I love family holidays. Holidays are the height pencil marks on the door frame of life. They measure  

Cover Story: Into the Light

CityBeat endorsements will help you roll through Election Day

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Download our famous "Who's Endorsing Whom" charts in PDF format 168kb here For a little while now, I've been feeling that the city of Cincinnati is breaking out of a decade-long dark perio  

Close Calls on Key Ballot Issues

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Endorsements for the Nov. 6 election continue this week, with attention turning to the two most contentious ballot issues local voters will face: a new operating tax levy for Cincinnati Public Scho  

Let the Endorsements Begin

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Election Day is just a few weeks off, so it's time to start making up your mind. As always, CityBeat is here to help. We begin three weeks of election endorsements right now and will offer more in