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See Berding Run

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Worried about his odds for getting the Democratic Party's endorsement this week, Cincinnati City Councilman Jeff Berding began bombarding the party's precinct executives with automated telephone  

Protecting Us from Foul-Mouthed Protesters

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 11, 2007
The city of Cincinnati might start screening political groups that want parade permits so as to bar any groups whose messages are deemed offensive. That's the implication of a motion proposed thi  

Cover Story: Why We Smoke

Loving it to death, despite knowing better

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Smoking cigarettes feels good. But no one is supposed to say so. We know a lot about the science of smoking and the habits of smokers. Tobacco might be the most thoroughly studied plant in the wor  

Cover Story: Move Along

Enforcement of Ohio's smoking ban could begin by the end of April ... or not

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Snitching is still officially encouraged by new Ohio smoking laws scheduled to take effect at the end of the month, but anonymous snitching by itself won't be grounds for a fine. That's just on  

Zlata Filipovic and Melanie Challenger -- Stolen Voices (Penguin)

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 11, 2007
The title of Stolen Voices: Young People's War Diaries from World War I to Iraq is nonsensical; these aren't stolen voices but rather voices preserved. But the rest of the book is surprisingly e  

Porkopolis: Playhouse Out of the Park?

Curly Tales of the City

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 4, 2007
The city's large daily newspaper last week confirmed CityBeat's report -- first published on the Porkopolis Blog -- that Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park might move to Fifth and Race streets dow  

Reefer Madness Takes Over City Hall

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 28, 2007
There's only one reason marijuana isn't legal in this country: No one has organized an effective movement to make it happen. A case in point is the last-minute lobbying last year by people oppos  

Shouting to Chabot; Targeting Iran

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 21, 2007
About 200 people rallied March 19 on Fountain Square, marking the fourth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Each year, beginning with the first day of the attack, the Intercommunity Justice  

Peace-Loving Convicts

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 14, 2007
One of the weirder trials to take place in Hamilton County Municipal Court in recent years ended March 13 with the conviction of four peace protesters on a charge of trespassing. The trial was dis  

Things That Are Coming to a Close

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 7, 2007
Most intriguing unconfirmed rumor of the week: George Clooney buys The Cincinnati Post and hires his father, Post columnist Nick Clooney, as publisher. This enables George to save a dying daily wi