Clowns To Trump: You’re Giving Us A Bad Name

Donald Trump is a clown; a buffoon; a fool. The 2016 election in general and the RNC in Cleveland in particular is a circus. Just ask Comedy Central, which has trucked in its own Daily Show sideshow for the occasion, and whose alum, Steven Colbert, crashed (or “crashed”) the stage of the Q Sunday evening tricked out in his blue fright wig. But a circus is supposed to be fun, and clowns are supposed to be funny. And as a group of Cleveland clowns maintain, in this instance, none of this is the case.

2016-07-20T08:22:37+00:00 July 19th, 2016|

d.a. levy & the Anniversary of the Hough Riots

As the regional headlines mark the 50th anniversary of the Hough Riots, I recall a line in a poem by d.a. levy, observing the madness that erupted from July 18th to July 23rd in East Cleveland... they are looting stores trying to get televisions so they can watch the riots/on the 11 pm news

2016-07-20T14:59:09+00:00 July 19th, 2016|

Walking to Cleveland: Part four of four

"I don't know, it's just crazy here now it seems," Rick Matisak said as he sat outside a coffee house in Gordon Square in Cleveland. A gentle unease had settled over the city in the days before Donald Trump arrived to claim his nomination.

2016-07-20T08:30:43+00:00 July 17th, 2016|