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Music: The Art of Noise

The poetics of Ursula Rucker's ruckus

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 9, 2003
Whenever the overhead blower clicks on in the CityBeat office, Ursula Rucker's sotto voce is swamped by gusts of industrial-strength, conditioned air. When it shuts off, Rucker's still hard to h  

Greatest Licks

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 9, 2003
Three years on, and I'm still checkin' for fools. July 13 marks the three-year anniversary of the inception of "Your Negro Tour Guide." This is your 140th Tour, regardless of where you hopped on or   

Dancing with the Devil

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 2, 2003
In 1970, Sen. Strom Thurmond hired Thomas Moss. A black South Carolinian and director of the Voter Education Project, which advocated black voter registration, Moss was the first black person hired  

'Shame the Devil': Hal McKinney and the shooting at Junker's Tavern

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 11, 2003
Hal McKinney's dogs want to eat me. Alerted by incessant barking, the 54-year-old Northsider appears in the doorway of his Chase Avenue home. Approaching the tall wooden fence, he assures his dogs  

Brown Meat, Beer and a Bootleg Cabbie

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 4, 2003
The meat isn't brown. I'd heard and believed the urban legend that said meat sold at the Over-the-Rhine Kroger was so near the end of its shelf life it was as brown as the customers who shopped the  

Locals Only: : Father, Son and the Holy Notes

The Menefields' book-ended beliefs on display in two fine new Jazz releases

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2003
William Menefield has this show-off shirt. It's royal blue; this side of nouveau pimp. But if you're in his audience and he shows up wearing it, strap yourself in -- Menefield's about to thrash  

Volunteer Slavery: Thoughts on Jayson Blair's screwup at The New York Times

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2003
"You know, there's nothing worse than being wrong around white folks." -- Jill Nelson, 'Volunteer Slavery' I still wince. Yanked off car crashes, fires and dog attacks, I was anxious to prove  

Dirty Harries: There's No Defense for Vigilantes

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 21, 2003
"I can't condone what (Harold McKinney) did, but I can't condemn it, either." -- Todman Emmons of Northside Vigilantism is a bastardization of justice. It is arrogant. It doesn't wait for outco  

The Lion Queen(s)

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 14, 2003
Simba's understudy is in repose. Brandon -- a beautiful, 28-year-old, lithe black man with a lighter-than-café au lait complexion -- relaxes in Suite 1606 after a Sunday performance of The Lio  

Instant Vintage

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 30, 2003
I live in column time. My clocks tic snatches of conversations and tocks moments when humanity notices itself. Suddenly war, AIDS, famine and empires make sense. This is dedicated to all those time