Summary of My Discontent

Tefillin the friendly skies

When a jet from LaGuardia bound for Louisville made an emergency landing in Philadelphia because a Jewish teenager was praying, New Yorkers wanted to know the answer to one question: There ar

Editor’s Note

Speak now

I arrived at the prison just after midnight on May 9, 2007.

Raised Relief

A Prayer for Owin’ Money

On the infrequent occasions when I visit a Catholic church, I always feel a little uncertain about my motives as I dip my fingers into the holy water and make the sign of the cross.

Don't Ask, I'm Telling

Gay guide for straight people

Do you consider yourself heterosexual? Would you like to increase your harmony with an ever-growing gay community? If so, read on, for I am here to help.

Keeping Up with the Jones

The Negro Problem: A Love Story

Recent weeks have been nothing short of mind numbing. It all began with pre-release publicity for the new book “Game Change” by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin.

Summary of My Discontent

Helpful hints for modern living

For a perfect cup of coffee, carefully measure 6 ounces of filtered water per 2 tablespoons of coffee from a country that doesn’t practice genocide or slavery.

Guest Commentary

Too tough to die

The last time I saw my friend Francene Cucinello was on Wednesday, Dec. 9. We had drinks at the Outlook Inn, a favorite of hers.


Deconstructing me

It was my Gerald Ford moment. I became president of the South Carolina High School Thespian Society because the president’s parents decided to move to Wyoming.

Raised Relief

Saved in the lost and found

As I endeavored to do anything but write a column the other day, I was completely overcome by the need to hear a demo tape I recorded about eight years ago.

Don't Ask, I'm Telling

Homos in Hollywood

Back in the early 1990s, when I was a budding pre-teen lesbian, I used to dig through barrels of VHS tapes at the video store to find a movie that might have a hint of homosexuality in it.