WHAT SHOULD I BE DOING INSTEAD OF THIS?
 
 

Remixed and Reloaded

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 9, 2012
I’m going old school with the flow, biting a rhyme from Uncle L, when I say, “Don’t call it a comeback.” It being the rebirth, the remixing and reloading of The Alternative, and I could also add that like LL, “I’ve been here for years.” I’ve been underground, hiding out in darkened theaters, multiplexing my way above the fray.    

Ready, Steady, Go!

The Ready Stance blends veteran and rookie talent on its impressive debut album

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Between bodies, equipment and ephemera, we’re packed tightly into The Ready Stance’s rehearsal space, possibly a converted coal cellar in the basement of guitarist/vocalist Wes Pence’s beautiful old Newport home.  

Opposites Attract

Thunder-Sky show plays some heady mind games

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 8, 2012
I’m obsessed with the title of Thunder-Sky Inc.’s latest show, Reverse Psychology. The name, a play on two artists’ opposite aesthetics and themes, doesn’t work for me — or does it? Should I be celebrating differences, or searching for similarities? I don’t know what to think, and I think that’s the intent.    

Bike Month Events!

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Cincinnati's annual celebration of the two-wheeled lifestyle returns in May. We've got the official Bike Month calendar, provided by Queen City Bike and the Cincinnati Department of Transportation. Events run all month long, and "Bike to Work Week," May 14-18, will offer free coffee and treats for those who want to try cycling to or from work for the first time.   

Living Out Loud: Shades of Pale

1 Comment · Wednesday, May 2, 2012
It’s hard for me to really say when my eyesight started to go so horribly bad. I guess it was more or less a gradual thing, but during the spring of last year, it seemed to suddenly worsen. More and more, I was living in shades of pale.  

Hit the Trails

Urban trails offer a safe haven from automobile traffic, but more are needed

2 Comments · Wednesday, May 2, 2012
A couple of years ago I was heading up William Howard Taft Road to Gilbert Avenue and was nearing the intersection in the left turn lane when a contractor’s van started tailgating me. The driver whaled on his horn for me to move. Now, seriously, this guy had a gas pedal and could go much faster than me.   

So You Want To Be A Cyclommuter?

Bike advocates offer tips on making the most of your commute

2 Comments · Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The light bulb that is Cincinnati’s cycling culture is shining brighter than ever as more people switch out steering wheels for handlebars for their morning and evening treks to and from work. The reasons are multitude: to keep in shape, save a hunk on gas, use green transportation or just to slip some fresh air into the long days at the office.  

Cincinnati vs. The World 5.02.12

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Proud parents Saarai and Humphrey last week welcomed the birth of the Cincinnati Zoo’s first baby camel in nearly 30 years.  

How Media React to Errors Is Enlightening

1 Comment · Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Given the news media’s historic reticence about admitting screw-ups, I have no idea whether we are more or less ethical than in recent decades. What has changed is the likelihood that unspeakable puffery and blatant conflicts of interest are likelier than ever to be caught and publicized.  

Enigmatic For the People

Annie Clark: Not your average ‘suburban-middle-class-American weirdo’

0 Comments · Tuesday, May 1, 2012
St. Vincent’s music is rife with contradictions. Take the first song on the outfit’s most recent album, last year’s Strange Mercy, which opens with this vague but provocative imagery, delivered by Annie Clark — the band’s 29-year-old creative ringleader.   

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