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Leggo My Ego

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Anyone with an ego so big his visage fits only across the side of a building (see June Bug's in the West End) is bad-ass enough to tongue lash a judge, bum-rushing the bench without so much as "Your  

Cover Story: Forging a Weathered Soul

Brian Joiner makes art that makes him

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 8, 2004
Brian Joiner is weird. Even for an artist. At the Cincinnati Art Museum, the 43-year-old painter was entirely unrecognizeable, even to people who know him. Joiner was clad foot-to-head in black:  

Tune in Tomorrow

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 8, 2004
On Dec. 1, the same day I recorded a commentary for National Public Radio's All Things Considered after a lengthy and anxious absence, reports announced Tavis Smiley's imminent network exit. Smiley  

What Can Brown Do for You?

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 1, 2004
These aren't your vice mayor's black firefighters. They're not the lifesavers, unbeknownst to them, vengefully co-opted and "dispatched" in a threat leveled by Alicia Reece to settle and salve her w  

Go Away, Little Boy

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 17, 2004
I'll keep this short. Like Mike Allen's rise through the ranks of the Hamilton County GOP. Like Rebecca Collins' law career in Cincinnati. Former Hamilton County Prosecute Her Allen's $5 million co  

Cover Story: Too Much Dap for a Dime

(High-fiving our local Hip Hop heroes)

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Pitiful. Until October 2003, during a decade of giving ink to faux Funk, white semblance of Blues and sound-alike jangly bands with ironic names, CityBeat had yet to publish a comprehensive cover   

Cover Story: As the Intern Turns

(We've trumped more than the Donald)

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 10, 2004
In some ancient languages, intern means "one who fucks up." In others, like CityBeat-speak, "intern" means "a necessary, helpful, eager and professional person, any age, prone to unpaid grunt  

Don't Leave Me This Way

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 10, 2004
I got my period on Election Day. Shoulda known shit was headed downhill from there. Now that we've gotten distance on Nov. 2, everybody wants my take on the outcome. By "everybody" I mean my clique  


0 Comments · Wednesday, November 3, 2004
President Bush will not save us. And by us I mean the U.S. Yet all shades of the Republican Party -- McCains, Rumsfelds, Condoleezas and Colins alike -- will swear he did, does and still can. But   

Rock the Board, Rock the Boat

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 20, 2004
I always thought the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County was like Switzerland. Accepting yet neutral. The library system gives shelf space to the Bible and the Koran, Shakespeare and t