Cincinnati vs. the World 07.16.2014

The group proswastika.org wants to reclaim the symbol from its legacy of Nazi hate for the peace symbol it still serves as in Asian cultures, so it flew a swastika banner over the Coney Island beach in New York on Saturday. The display didn’t track well

The group proswastika.org wants to reclaim the symbol from its legacy of Nazi hate for the peace symbol it still serves as in Asian cultures, so it flew a swastika banner over the Coney Island beach in New York on Saturday. The display didn’t track well with New Yorkers, not surprisingly. WORLD -1


Cincinnati got a nod from Esquire in an online feature titled “Style Across America.” The piece offered praise to local establishments Sotto, Holtman’s Donuts, Taft Theatre and more. CINCINNATI +1


A Virginia man went so far as to trek through Egypt and stick a flag on unclaimed territory in order to make his daughter a real princess. He plans to speak with Sudan and Egypt to recognize the “Kingdom of North Sudan,” which thankfully has a population of 0. WORLD 0


More than 60,000 people showed up for the Bunbury Music Festival last week, slightly higher than last year’s attendance. Hundreds of tickets have already been sold for next year’s event, further cementing the festival’s success. CINCINNATI +2


For three people who tried to seize the day by running with the bulls in Pamplona, it didn’t work out — they were gored by bulls. One bull gored two of the young men, but all three have so far lived to tell the tale. WORLD -1


THIS WEEK:

CINCINNATI: +3

WORLD: -2


YEAR TO DATE:

CINCINNATI: -12

WORLD: -5


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