Fables of the Deconstruction

A brilliant mistake

Last time we met, as we were parting ways, I blurted out that it might be time for you to watch the Coen Brothers’ recent movie, but I mistyped the name.

Summary of My Discontent

Tea party patriots: all-jokes edition

How many tea party patriots does it take to change a lightbulb?

Editor’s Note

Shop Local. Live Better.

It usually happens once a year. I am drawn — like a suicidal moth to a flame — to the fluorescent glow of Wal-Mart.

Don't Ask, I'm Telling

Unlearning homophobia (Part 2)

My best friend growing up was an African-American boy named Bobby.

Keeping Up with the Jones

The sweet white nectar and my black nationalist jont

Ah, the sweet white nectar.

Raised Relief

Things I learned watching the 2010 Winter Olympics on TV

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• Eating McDonald’s will make you a world-class athlete not to mention very happy.

Fables of the Deconstruction


A friend recently turned me on to Alan Deutschman’s great book “Change or Die.” The title refers to the moment when your doctor tells you that you must adjust your lifestyle

Summary of My Discontent

The people’s history

On a starry May night long ago, my brother Bill invited me to camp on a piney Virginia mountaintop and listen to some hillbilly music, drink some moonshine and watch some country cousins grow wild-

Guest Commentary

Crime against humanity

We are six native Louisvillians who joined the Gaza Freedom March (www.gazafreedommarch.org), an international effort in late December 2009 to protest the Israeli blockade of Gaza, which has inflic

Editor’s Note

Abstaining from the truth

I was in the sixth grade when my regularly scheduled Catholic elementary school curriculum was temporarily interrupted for a painfully awkward experience.