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Living Out Loud: : Death of a Radiohead

A talk radio pioneer's murder 20 years ago

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 14, 2004
The midnight air was swelling with talk. There was nothing but talk, the city of Denver paralyzed with the fear of bullets, death, and an act of barbarity it has not known since. The talk blossom  

Living Out Loud: : The Mother of Lost Summers

Cicadas, uniforms and 1987

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 30, 2004
The last live cicada I saw suffered the agony of my shoe. Rack up another bad memory. It was an accident. I had to slide into my car, so as I crushed it, unaware that it was flitting around my car  

Cover Story: Their "A" Game

North College Hill's year of living famously

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 14, 2004
The sounds you don't hear this January night are two, three, perhaps four basketballs bouncing in an empty high school gym and the voices of several players breaking down their game. It's late  

Cover Story: To Give or Not to Give

Thoughts on the nebulous and complex nature of charity

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 24, 2003
"Take this message to my brother/You can find him everywhere..." -- "Takin' It to the Streets" (The Doobie Brothers) I'm looking out of the window of a fourth-floor hospice room on thi  

News: As I Watch the War in Iraq,

I Consider Two Poetry Books Carried by Yusef Komunyakaa in Vietnam

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 9, 2003
If, like Yusef, one American soldier embedded in the blast of a sandstorm carries even one page of poetry in a breast pocket, it would lean against his heart. Words nudging gun ammo, the smalles  

Cover Story: Her Last Wish

Greenhills and the death that won't go away

1 Comments · Thursday, January 10, 2002
In the evening heat and humidity of summer 1963, in an experimental suburb called Greenhills, a teen-ager's body lies slumped in the corner of a small, fenced backyard. Many who live in the sm  

Cover Story: Angels in the Heartland

Time-Out Ministries in Indiana offers an oasis of renewal for those down on their faith

0 Comments · Thursday, July 20, 2000
The man owns a belt buckle alone that's as large as a Holy Bible. He keeps it on a mantle at home in Batesville, Ind. It would cut up his midsection if he wore it to ride horses. The buckle was gi  

Cover Story: Rebel With a Cause ... and a Past

Before Mapplethorpe, there was Skyblue the Badass. Before Larry Flynt and Hustler, there was a novel.

0 Comments · Thursday, September 23, 1999
Enter the novelist, Dallas Wiebe, professor emeritus at the University of Cincinnati. A faculty member in the Department of English from 1963 to 1995, his two novels, three books of short storie  

Cover Story: Events help celebrate Intellectual Freedom Week

0 Comments · Thursday, September 23, 1999
Cincinnati native Nikki Giovanni, whose books of poetry have been targets of censorship, will read and discuss her work as part of "Free People Read Freely," two events helping to celebrate Int