Opinion

A Kick in the Listicles

If you have been on the internet lately, then you know that the only way we, as a public, can absorb information is in list form. This must be the case, since every news and entertainment site I go to is chock-full of lists. These lists don’t have to mean…

Mightier Than The Sword

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been riveted by the saga of Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post columnist who ventured into the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 and was never seen or heard from again. Khashoggi was a former Saudi government insider, whose writings had been…

The Time We Got Caught

I was a mischievous child. I grew up in a town that did not offer things for its teenagers to do at night or on the weekends, so we had to make our own fun. Usually, that meant trouble and by trouble, I mean property damage. Eggs and toilet paper…

Kid Power!

They say it’s a real blessing to have a child. “What wonderful news!” they say when you tell them a baby is on the way. Then you have the baby and the truth of the matter smacks you right across the face. What’s so great about this baby? It sleeps…

The Lady in the Lake

It’s been difficult finding reason to smile the past two weeks. I caught up with an old friend this weekend, and he said that he doesn’t watch HBO’s Last Week Tonight even though he thinks host John Oliver is funny and brilliant. He said, “There’s nothing funny about the state…

Rock(ed) Lobster

In a few days, a bunch of old white dudes are going to do everything in their power to discredit a woman who claims that, as a teenager, a man who’s a few footsteps away from a lifetime appointment to the highest court in the land sexually assaulted her at…

Milk Doesn’t Do My Body Good

From grade school through the first few years of high school, I began my day with a bowl of cereal, preferably Cinnamon Toast Crunch, a cup of coffee and a rerun of Sanford and Son or What’s Happening!! on BET. It was a great way to start my day until…

The Best People

I’m not sure I know what a hero is. Sure, I’m well-versed in comic book lore and know a fair bit about mythology and folklore, but these are archetypes, and, you know, pure fucking fantasy. Heroes in the real world are an entirely different matter. They work for the Peace…

Jive Turkeys

There are dinosaurs amongst us and they are out for blood! I’ve seen them lurking around my hood just waiting for someone to start something. I thought I had chosen a safe place to live, but I’m starting to think that I was wrong. In fact, if you don’t hear…

Cheers to Your Health

It’s been a crazy close to August 2018: Senator John McCain, one of the few judicial voices left in the GOP, succumbed to brain cancer. Paul Manafort was convicted on eight of 18 charges brought against him with another trial on the way; Michael Cohen pled guilty to eight of…