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Essential Home Viewing

A discerning look at the year in DVDs

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Choosing the year's best DVDs is a difficult task. The market has become so large, divergent, inclusive and specialized that comprehensive surveys are Herculean efforts, with the only guarantee being that something of worth is overlooked.  

Love Us or Hate Us?

CityBeat readers were all over the map in 2008

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Regarding Joe Wessels’ column “Looking for Help That Helps,” well said! I got more than blank stares the last time I encountered the suburban church group literally two inches outside our church door on the sidewalk handing out sandwiches while our worship service was going on, leaving only litter besides nothingness in their wake.  

The Slaves Next Door

Affluent suburbs are no refuge from human trafficking

6 Comments · Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Five FBI investigations into human trafficking are underway in Greater Cincinnati alone. Despite that, the Ohio Legislature is getting pressure from lawyers not to pass a law that would define modern-day slavery and make it a crime in Ohio.  

A recap of WWE's 2008 presidential election coverage

2 Comments · Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Though our collective attention was often fractured by the local media’s coverage of poor people getting arrested, gay rights and cigarettes, national issues like housing market crashes and America’s increasingly diminished standing among the international community, we at WWE! were lucky enough to have a public medium to express our feelings and enough Internet access to look up the stuff we didn’t know anything about.  

Trying to Make an Impact

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Starting out in this print business 10 years ago, I worked Christmas Day at The Cincinnati Enquirer. Besides the overtime pay, I enjoyed working major holidays because usually there was nothing to do. On this one day, I remember, I decided to pull the newsroom TVs out their cubbyholes to dust behind them.  

Doubt (Review)

John Patrick Shanley investigates the nuances of Doubt

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Playwright John Patrick Shanley adapts his award-winning 1960s-era drama for the silver screen with mixed success.  

A New Political Discourse

Obama house parties try to keep people connected and the local energy focused

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2008
More than 4,200 “Change Is Coming” parties were held Dec. 13 and 14 across the United States, including Guam and Puerto Rico. They included about 10 held in Cincinnati neighborhoods.  

Thanks for the Feedback. Really.

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 17, 2008
One of the great delights of being published in a widely read publication is the occasional communication from readers. Journalists, as if clarification is needed, are a curious bunch wrought with variably sized egos and a determined sense of right and wrong.  

East Meets West Coast

East Meets West Coast Los Angeles-based author Lisa See uses her past to uncover hidden history

1 Comment · Tuesday, September 23, 2008
the Year, the Chinese American History Makers award, but the one that meant the most to me, that told me I had really been accepted, was I got to be a judge for the Miss Chinatown pageant.” In college she was a Modern Greek Studies major, which she says taught her the “pleasures and surprises” of research.   

Saturday's Game Against Pitt a Historic Moment for UC Football

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Following the University of Cincinnati football team used to be one of life’s simple pleasures, a private and personal window on sports through which the wins and losses didn’t matter as much as the laughs, groans and occasional sense that these kids might be getting somewhere.  

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