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Acceptable Risks

· Jul 29, 2015 10:31 am

The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart understands his audience.
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The Dungeon Shook

· Jul 29, 2015 10:39 am

Conspiracy theories are so intrinsically mired and ingrained in black culture because, first, America has made us, in toto, paranoid to live in our own black bodies. ...

William H. Cosby Jr. vs. The Cos

· Jul 22, 2015 11:02 am

Bill Cosby created The Cos — perhaps unofficially in the early 1970s, after breaking a color barrier by being cast in in I Spy in 1965 — as a means of convincing us he wasn’t at all like that lecherous curmudgeon Bill Cosby. Again.
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Media Musings From Cincinnati and Beyond

· Jul 23, 2015 09:58 am

If overwhelming talent and performance aren’t enough to outsell “slender, blonde,” that’s the story is and the Times missed it.
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Conventional Wisdom and Language

· Jul 9, 2015 02:04 pm

Listening to Morning Edition on WVXU, I was struck by a black Baptist pastor’s word choice when asked about the Supreme Court 5-4 ruling on same-sex marriage. He helped crystalize something that has been bothering me about the whole debate: “Holy matrimony.” ...

Lucy, Chad, Nicole and the Quest for Medicine

· Jul 15, 2015 09:32 am

Lucy Scholten is a beautiful girl: long, thick, dark eyelashes; a big, round face; long limbs. She has grown considerably in the few years I have known her folks.
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Media Musings From Cincinnati and Beyond

· Jul 15, 2015 09:38 am

Obviously, the editor who wrote the headline on Wednesday’s Food cover page for the Enquirer didn’t read Polly Campbell’s story about the Woman’s City Club. 
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Your Weekend To Do List (7/17-7/19)

Seinfeld, Wet Hot American Summer, a pork and whiskey festival, rescheduled Paddlefest, Wild for Pets and more

· Jul 31, 2015 10:23 am

FRIDAY COMEDY: JERRY SEINFELD AT THE ARONOFF Yada, yada, yada, y’all. Jerry Seinfeld, comedy icon and everybody’s favorite sitcom star who helmed a TV show about nothing, is coming to Cincinnati to perform his signature stand-up at the Aronoff for one night only, drawing on his uncanny...

Morning News and Stuff

3CDC announces plans for former City Gospel Mission in OTR; UC officers reports contradicted by video; get ready for the GOP swarm in Ohio

· Jul 31, 2015 10:05 am

Good morning all. Here’s the news today.The Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation has announced its plans for the site of the former City Gospel Mission in Over-the-Rhine. The non-profit social service agency, which had occupied the spot on Elm and Magnolia Streets since 1927, recently...

Stage Door

Make ’em Laugh: Midsummer Theater

· Jul 31, 2015 09:07 am

On Wednesday evening I took a bunch of kids (four elementary-school-age nieces and a nephew in town for a visit) to see a bunch of kids (high schoolers, average age 16) in Hairspray, this summers’ Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre production at the Covedale Center. The verdict:...

 

Worst Week Ever! July 08-14

· Jul 8, 2015 12:48 am

Many Americans grew sick and tired of University of Kentucky fans bragging and acting like they were the ones boxing out and draining three-pointers during the Wildcats’ impressive undefeated run through the regular college basketball season this year. ...

William H. Cosby Jr. vs. The Cos

· Jul 22, 2015 11:02 am

Bill Cosby created The Cos — perhaps unofficially in the early 1970s, after breaking a color barrier by being cast in in I Spy in 1965 — as a means of convincing us he wasn’t at all like that lecherous curmudgeon Bill Cosby. Again.
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Acceptable Risks

· Jul 29, 2015 10:31 am

The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart understands his audience.
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Larry Gross (1954-2015)

· Jun 24, 2015 11:42 am

Longtime CityBeat staffer and columnist Larry Gross passed away on Monday, June 15 at the age of 61.
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