Louisville is #MeToo

After Naomi Tutu spoke at the IdeaFestival in 2009, she wrote “Amandla!” for power in my copy of her book about her father, Desmond Tutu. We talked briefly about how to empower women and girls, and she suggested getting involved... Read More ›

Access Hellywood

F.O.H., Friend of Harvey, is how one of Harvey Weinstein’s employees claimed he instructed her to “keep track of” his would-be prey in her phone, a practice that began before she worked for him. According to another female employee and... Read More ›

Amazon’s imprimatur

When Amazon wunderkind Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post in 2013 for $250 million, it was arguably the newspaper’s salvation. Could Bezos do the same for Louisville? Amazon’s announcement that it is searching for a city for a second headquarters... Read More ›

Still not equal

Women’s Equality Day came and went last week without much fanfare as the nation reels from Charlottesville and Hurricane Harvey. Ivanka Trump had time to share that she supports a rollback of an Obama initiative designed to close the gender... Read More ›

Keep kids out of solitary

“Solitary confinement for juveniles is cruel, unusual and wrong,” U.S. Sen. Rand Paul told me in an email recently. “Our nation’s laws should be focused on imprisoning the most dangerous and violent members of our society, not trapping nonviolent offenders... Read More ›

Our last abortion clinic

I think it’s fair to say that Operation Save America and its soldiers for God are not here to quietly dissuade would-be pregnancy terminators from completing the act. Rather, Operation Save America and its rootin’, tootin’, Bible salutin’ troupe is... Read More ›

No more silence

To what do you give voice? Do you lend it to further social justice goals, or for your own economic gain? Do you speak out to increase your political or social leverage, or to escape discomfort? Do you talk or... Read More ›

The take no shit movement

Do you dare wear short shorts? I did. Miniskirts and what we called half-shirts (now known as crop tops and belly shirts) — with no bra, too. I bought a lot of Esprit at McAlpins, which doesn’t seem amenable to... Read More ›

How do you spell relief?

A therapist, a comic and a youth minister walk into a bar. The bartender says: “What can I get ya?” The therapist says: “An emotional rescue.” The comic says: “A gangster’s paradise.” The minister says: “A holy roller.” The bartender... Read More ›