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Incumbents Win in CPS Race

A good night for Charter Committee, CPS tax levy

2 Comments · Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Presented with a choice of 12 candidates vying for four seats on the Cincinnati Board of Education, voters Tuesday chose to return all three incumbent candidates. The fourth open seat went to first-time candidate Vanessa White, a Charterite.  

Admit It: A Lousy Feminist

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 30, 2008
I turn, and a man is right there in front of me, pressing an "Admit One" carnival ticket into my hand. He lifts a voice recorder to my face. "Admit something," he says, his face expressionless. "  

Heavy Petting

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Dear Abby said that a girl could get knocked up from something called heavy petting. She didn't use the phrase "knocked up." She did say "heavy petting." I didn't know what heavy petting meant. L  

Courage and Creativity

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Take this pill. It makes what you do matter. It guarantees results. No side effects. No drug rep hiding behind me ready to stab you with his free pen and inflamed copays. Michael Moore isn't here;   

Listening to My Voice Calling

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 14, 2007
I thought the only things the chronically homeless addict and the teenaged women had in common were literary readings on the same weekend and the relative precariousness of their lives. That's befo  

Take Five

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 12, 2007
I take a break from writing a string of sincere columns about people on the margins and issues involving socioeconomic disparity to get lost in my new PlayStation 2 for a month. I once logged abou  

Bridging the Homeless Gap

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 8, 2007
The peril of living in a river city is you could end up dying on a bridge. The peril of living is you could end up living under a bridge. Then you might end up dying under a bridge. While we mourn  

Exchanging Ideas About Needles

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 11, 2007
­ I've drawn water out of a toilet. Water puddles. Spit. She pushes long hair over her shoulder, and her tattoos glow in the night spotlight of a coffeeshop patio. ­ If I was sitting in   

Simply Create Another Way

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 13, 2007
The way Shane Claiborne reads his Bible, a lot of Jesus Christ's acts cleverly lampooned and satirized the existing order in order to undermine and expose it. Hence Jesus telling collectors to get  

Cover Story: Choosing Our Battles

So whatcha got, and who gets it?

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 9, 2007
My favorite street harassment is the two-second walk-by survey: "Got a boyfriend?" And the guys swing on past, chortling and nudging each other or slinging less euphemistic invitations over thei