Raised Relief

Joyful uncertainty

What do Rush Limbaugh, Christopher Hitchins and your average militant Jihadi have in common outside of being complete assholes?

Guest Commentary

Keep judicial elections on the high road

The ideal justice system is symbolized by Lady Justice, the blindfolded goddess who holds perfectly balanced scales.

Fables of the Deconstruction

I must not think bad thoughts

Having a fairly skimpy budget for entertainment (after my cable bill, I have a pretty skimpy budget for groceries, too), I came up short on July 9, as I sadly realized I would not be able to

Keeping Up with the Jones

Die and burn in hell, LeBron: Our unhealthy obsession with sports

Let’s get something straight at the outset — I’m a sports nut.

Summary of My Discontent

I don’t say this often enough

I love you. You really mean the world to me. I’m ashamed that I sometimes get caught up in the maelstrom of everyday living and neglect to tell you how important you are to me.

Don't Ask, I'm Telling

Being gay in Uganda

The government of Uganda is considering legislation that would introduce life sentences and the death penalty as acceptable ways to deal with homosexuality, which already is illegal in the African

Raised Relief

Am I my brother’s keeper?

It used to be that if I saw someone toss a Coke can or a cigarette butt out of their car, I’d pick it up off the ground, throw it back into their vehicle, and look at them wordlessly until on

Fables of the Deconstruction

The last time I saw Richard

I can’t remember the last time I went to see Shakespeare in Central Park. There for a while, I made a habit of it.

Summary of My Discontent

I see dead people

“Extreme social networking,” the latest wave to sweep both the Internet and Silicon Valley venture-capital circles, has opened a new frontier: chatting with the dead.

Don't Ask, I'm Telling

Are ya’ll sisters?

Unless you are Ellen Degeneres, Adam Lambert or RuPaul, coming out of the closet is not a one-time deal.