Monthly Archive: September, 2009

Is 3CDC About to Strike Again?

Hotel Plan Could Force out Hundreds of Poor People By Mark Payne More than 200 residents of the Metropole Apartments, many of them reliant on federal housing assistance, could soon be forced out… Continue reading

Fired Up Again, Ready to Go

By Jeni Jenkins I have to admit that in recent months I have been feeling a bit politically jaded. People are talking, and frankly the conversation is quite sour, particularly when it comes… Continue reading

Slavery Exists in Cincinnati Today

Ignorance about human trafficking leaves victims in bondage By Margo Pierce Contributing Writer A critical stop on the Underground Railroad during the time of plantation slavery, Cincinnati boasts a storied past as a… Continue reading

Knocking Down Doors

Literacy Center West helps dropouts find jobs By Ranjit Rege Contributing Writer The stone walls of Literacy Center West, tucked away in Price Hill, are somewhat deceiving, looking as though they keep people… Continue reading


Roofied: There is nothing funny about date rape By Larry Gross Contributing Writer Are you enjoying the new “Dear Maija” column in CityBeat? I don’t know if this is truly an advice column,… Continue reading

Trapped: Solitary Confinement

Instead of treatment, it’s torture By Eli Braun Contributing Writer During his 70 days of solitary confinement at Toledo Correctional Institution, Sean Swain spent 23 hours a day locked in his cell. He… Continue reading

Homeless Families Finish First

New report shows startling trend in growth of homelessness By Jeremy Flannery Contributing Writer Families are the rising demographic falling into homelessness in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Housing… Continue reading

City Layoffs Cause a Fury

But maybe the cops won’t be missed By Paul Kopp Contributing Writer Impending budget deficits for the city of Cincinnati will lead to the loss of hundreds of city jobs this month. A… Continue reading

The Ego Tunnel and the Dumbass

There’s Something About Mary That Ain’t Quite Right By David Heitfield Contributing Writer We live in an age of naive realism. Your brain lies to you, quite purposefully. You are a dumbass who… Continue reading

Bombs Without, Explosives Within

‘The Hurt Locker’ is about the volatility of character By William Kirschner Contributing Writer “War is a drug,” said former New York Times reporter Chris Hedges. In The Hurt Locker, Staff Sgt. William… Continue reading