Nothing like Opine Season exists anywhere. When we launch fulltime, in September 2015, we will be the most prolific outlet for opinion writing in Cincinnati. Over time, Opine Season will broaden public conversation, boost civic engagement and help rewrite the narrative of this city.
If more Americans learned about the world on a micro level, more of us would support environmental, trade and other policies at a macro-level that affect other nations for the better.
I wouldn’t call Ray Tensing a murderer for the same reason I wouldn’t call myself a liar, though my lies certainly outnumber the deaths at Tensing’s hands.
In a battleground state during a presidential election year, Republicans and Democrats teamed up to pass a practical solution to a major cause of poverty. Now it’s up to people outside the state legislature to act on it.
What happens to a place when it is rebuilt on newness and the tingle of excitement that comes from “revitalization” and “renovation” and “urbanization”? The lasting qualities of OTR come from its roots, I believe, and honoring them. And to be frank, I’m a bit worried we’re forgetting them.
The tattoo artists I’d met—men and women—were covered head to toe in various symbols and colors, sometimes pierced, sometimes not, but always unfriendly. Then I met James, owner of Asylum Tattoo.
Painters take ideas from other painters, designers take ideas from other designers and DJs take ideas from other DJs. It’s the nature of the creative field.
Open Engagement 2015 allowed me to see, in real time, what this world can be when people are open to working together, putting aside their subjective perspectives to reach a common goal—positive inclusive change within their communities.