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Saying No to Another Blank Check

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2008
I'm the kind of person who wants to know everything about everything. It's difficult for me to admit privately, much less publicly, when I can't get my arms around an important topic. But the current financial crisis is kicking my ass.  

Dreaming of MidPoint

0 Comments · Thursday, September 25, 2008
I squinted as I surveyed the scene toward the west. The sky was bright blue, people milled around, music wafted in from several places and the smell of grilled sausages and tangy barbecue was everywhere. I closed my eyes and inhaled the scene, literally and figuratively.   

We’re No. 9! We’re No. 9!

0 Comments · Thursday, September 11, 2008
All you need to know about what’s wrong with Cincinnati City Council elections is that every two years candidates try to finish ninth. If you can finish ninth in a citywide election here, you’re in charge.  

State of the Arts: Talking the Talk

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 27, 2008
The Fine Arts Fund's Margy Waller wants to have a conversation with you about the kind of community you live in and want to build. About how you want your children to grow up. About how the region's arts and culture resources help you accomplish those goals.  

Election and The Arts

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Election season and arts seasons kick off just after Labor Day, so I love this time of year. Voting and enjoying the arts are two of my absolute favorite things in life. It's no coincidence that   

From Goose Bumps to Deliverables

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 20, 2008
How are you feeling about Barack Obama these days? Are you ready to get revved back up? The Democratic National Convention begins Monday in Denver, and Obama is scheduled to accept the official pa  

Where Are the Dog Days?

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 13, 2008
The cooler weather has screwed up my internal calendar, and the kids are headed back to school next week. Is summer over already?  

Take the Local Music Challenge

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Do you know which two members of a long-running, still-active local band were name-checked on The X-Files? Which local guitarist/actor had a bit part in the Jodie Foster movie Little Man Tate?  

Immigrant Song

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Immigration continues to be a hot button issue everywhere in the country, even here in the mostly insulated Midwest.  


Glasses Half Full, Half Empty

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 23, 2008
BY John Fox | Posted 07/23/2008 Cincinnati is having one of those weeks where good news and bad news try to outdo each other. On the positive side, good feelings remain from last week's NAA