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Monthly Archives: August 2013

More to Say about Violence, Women, and Hate Crimes

Our Cleveland newspaper’s website just published an opinion piece of mine about classifying some violent crimes against women as hate crimes. As you may know, Cleveland has recently been too much in the news regarding abuse of women. A couple of years ago, it was Anthony Sowell and his house of horrors on Imperial Avenue, […]

Good Choices This Weekend

I’ve never seen Richard Pryor’s Which Way Is Up? (1977) and expect to try it at the Cleveland Cinematheque tonight or tomorrow (5:15 and 9:45, respectively), forewarned that it’s raunchy. I don’t think I’ve seen any Richard Pryor movies, in fact, a gap I look forward to closing. The Cleveland Plain Dealer made it their […]

Mother, Daughter, Me, and Katie Hafner

A couple weeks ago, the Cleveland Plain Dealer printed my review of Katie Hafner’s new memoir Mother, Daughter, Me. I pitched it to the PD because the mother-daughter angle interests me, and, as it turned out, Katie and I have more in common than I suspected. Her mother is tactless and frequently unkind and was […]