Author: joyandmatts

  • Our New Store is At 915 Vine Street

    Our new store is open at 915 Vine Street in central Cincinnati. The location was once a luggage repair shop and later French Crust (YUM), which moved to Elm street. Scott’s Restaurant and the Main Library are our nearest neighbors. Our hours, for now, are the same as before, 11-6 Tuesday- Saturday and 11-5 on…

  • Why Read Shakespeare

    I picked up a copy of Hamlet at a bookstore in Milford called the Bookmatters. Here’s my review: it’s good and funny and you should read it not just for itself but for its ability to illuminate so many other things. Shakespeare’s work has inspired so many authors. When I read Portrait of the Artist…

  • Poverty, By America: Do we choose to let poverty persist?

    Matthew Desmond asks a difficult question in his latest book, Poverty, By America. Why does a country with so much wealth have so much poverty? But his answer is much more challenging: we aren’t really trying not to have poverty because most are benefitting from the system in some way. “I sit on a man’s…