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'Dead & White': Poet Rita Dove

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 9, 2003
"I gave my promise to the world/ and the world followed me here." -- "Testimonial," Rita Dove This is the antidote to war. Burgeoning into poetic brilliance, Rita Dove thought all writers were  

The Big Red Machination

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2003
Riding shotgun in 24 feet of honkin' flatbed truck with musicians Jake Speed & the Freddies jostling in the back, on its surface the 2003 Opening Day Parade looked like its usual annual self. By 11  

James & Annie (and Me)

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 19, 2003
I left during intermission. I got half a play buzzing through my brain. Growing up I couldn't understand why my mother, born in 1934, never got excited about TV movies and documentaries that retr  

Let's Get on With the Past: Stop the Shooting

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 12, 2003
It was only last Friday night that Joe and Carla Tucker were talking about how sweet 22-year-old Gillespie McPherson was. Less than 24 hours later, McPherson bled to death in the brightest sunlight   

50/50: Being an Influential

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 5, 2003
Slightly tardy, baseball legend Dave Parker and basketball great Oscar Robertson ambled in and took their places during the pre-gala class photo. Marjorie B. Parham, publisher emeritus of The Cinci  

Holla: The World According to KYW

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 26, 2003
"This dance ain't for everybody; only the sexy people." -- "Push It," Salt 'N Peppa Hasn't it been too long? How long has it been since April 7, 2001? How long since we were at war? Are we at   

Sister Outsider: Another Voice of the Boycott

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 19, 2003
Monica Williams is a divorced, college-educated mother of five trained as a paralegal. Her skin is blacker than a thousand midnights. Against its blackdrop her teeth are smiled surprises. She's go  

State of the Shitty: Hoping for the Best with the Hate Crimes Ordinance

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 12, 2003
This do in remembrance of him. Just in time for Black History Month, Cincinnati pays homage (and penance) to Gregory Beauchamp -- gay, black, proud and bashed to death on New Year's Eve on his way t  

Hymn to Him

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 5, 2003
Heroes are at home. Randy is my aesthetic yardstick, my operative, deputized spy and intellectual paramour. Peerless in his frustration, anger, rage and truth-telling with the chocolatey center, h  

Rated: R. (Kelly): A star and charges of child pornography

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 29, 2003
This is war. God and Satan in an ancient grudge scrap in a Celebrity Death Match for R. Kelly's soul. God keeps losing. R&B deejays make jokes ("some brothas just freaky like dat") and open the pho