By: Griff Bludworth Republicans hate when people take them seriously. On a national level, we as an electorate propel Donald Trump to the front and center and the candidates running to represent us in the Presidential race cannot even comport themselves with enough grace to walk one after the other onto a debate stage. Surely the GOP could not possibly be this laughably, satirically incompetent, unless they had set out a detailed program in order to assure they rank somewhere in between party clowns and resumes written in comic sans on the spectrum of things not to be taken seriously. … Continue reading Ohio Republicans’ childish spectacle The ridiculous politics surrounding Planned Parenthood funding
By: Griff Bludworth Cincinnati is bad at transit. Despite the grand proclamations of activists, our 3 mph, 1.6 – mile streetcar which has just begun test runs does not promise to eliminate the transit gap between Cincinnati and peer cities indicated by a new report by the regional chamber of commerce. No one will deny that public transit is a major facet of the modern city. “Millenials” do not want to drive. Gas is expensive, emissions are undesirable and parking in any downtown area is an ordeal. While Cincinnati continued to disperse outward, this was a non-issue. When one chooses … Continue reading The soap opera that is Cincinnati transit How inaction on the streetcar damages Cincinnati’s image
By: Griff Bludworth ~Staff Writer~ Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is remarkable for producing theater focused on, as its website states, “compelling social issues,” while seldom, if ever, crossing the line into preaching or moralizing. As “Luna Gale,” Ensemble’s current production, reminds us, its secret is doing plays that are not about social issues, but rather about vibrant characters who must find ways to live with them. “Luna Gale” is the story of a young, meth-addled couple struggling to reorient their lives to get their baby daughter, Luna, back from her zealously religious grandmother, and of the social worker who tries to … Continue reading Luna Gale moves audience
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