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Books: Some Bluegrass Is Black

Frank X Walker embraces his Affrilachian name

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Poet Frank X Walker was forced to invent a word to name himself. During a 1991 gathering of Appalachian poets in Kentucky, Walker, in the audience, thought about where he and other poets of color   

Bullet and a Target

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 22, 2006
In the waning light of Black History Month, how better to put the reparative short month to sleep than a rumination over white men being themselves? I always know when white men are embarrassed by   

Locals Only: : Color Me Jazz

Steve Schmidt releases New York-flavored Red and Orange

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Steve Schmidt plays piano. Even in the absence of a piano. His muscular, almost ruddy, fingers are splayed, drumming, no -- tickling -- the tabletop of a bar-side booth at Kaldi's on Main Street.  

This Is for You, Pretty Boy

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 18, 2006
This isn't for you. This is for all those thugs who blast on cops, devalue life and generally act like fools. This is for Dante "Pretty Boy" Person, who made the front pages for shooting Cincinnat  

Death Be Not Loud

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Like sexuality, like God and patriotism, like voting and like getting to Cuba from America, the death penalty is complicated. Complicated in theory, not difficult when enacted. It's easy to flip a  

Cover Story: When They Reminisce Over You, My God

A journey through the secret life of wax

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 23, 2005
"They couldn't understand how I feel when I'm on the track board turnin' the knob switch/ Moms keep talkin' that ol' 'Get a real job' shit." -- Phonte, "All That You Are" When I say  

All Herald Kearney

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Mark and Eric sittin' in a tree, t-r-a-d-i-n-g. Second comes senate, first comes mayor, then comes us maybe havin' a prayer. Right now Alicia Reece is somewhere tying off David Pepper. And I can't  

Meet Mayor Mallory

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 26, 2005
I knew of Mark Mallory when we were two nobodies very outside the arena of public opinion and scrutiny -- both, I think, scrapping to escape the long shadows of overachieving older siblings to find   

Cover Story: Start the Press!

The News Record and 125 years of journalism at UC

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 12, 2005
The smell of former basketball coach and talk radio lightning rod Bob Huggins isnÕt even gone when University of Cincinnati President Nancy Zimpher is in a late-September roundtable with th  

Cover Story: The Early News Hole

Belatrasco reports how UC got started

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Even in its February 1880 beginnings as Belatrasco, the University of CincinnatiÕs newspaper of record seemed to have its finger on the newborn pulse of UC, albeit seemingly by accident and