Category: Columnists

Cleaning My Closet Part 1: My Body: A Dirge For Piano And Drums

Cleaning My Closet Part 1: My Body: A Dirge For Piano And Drums

By Meredith Elizabeth Reiniger I tipped over. That is not a good thing. I had successfully mowed, watered, and then, despite quickly depleting energy, I turned toward the 10 foot, 6.5 inch tall WEEDS...

Shoulders To Stand On: The Long Road To Wellness  – Why No Vaccine – Cure Yet?

Shoulders To Stand On: The Long Road To Wellness – Why No Vaccine – Cure Yet?

By Evelyn Bailey In 2006, Robert Gallo wrote in A reflection on HIV/AIDS research after 25 years: For a successful vaccine, I believe we need neutralizing antibodies that are sustained (do not need rapid...

Safer Computing: WannaCry, and Other Stories

Safer Computing: WannaCry, and Other Stories

By David Frier You’ve probably read news stories in the past several weeks about the “WannaCry” worm (also known as WanaCrypt0r, or WCRY for short). Or, you may have seen the second wave mentioned;...

Faith Matters: Who was “Detroit’s” intended movie audience?

Faith Matters: Who was “Detroit’s” intended movie audience?

By Rev. Irene Monroe The movie “Detroit” attempts to capture the race riot of 1967. While summer flicks are known fondly as “popcorn movie season,” the film “Detroit” is difficult to digest. With raw depictions of street violence, inexplicable...

From GRID to Glee: 35 Years of the LGBTQ Experience in American Politics and Pop Culture: Part 4, The 2010s: “Modern Families”

From GRID to Glee: 35 Years of the LGBTQ Experience in American Politics and Pop Culture: Part 4, The 2010s: “Modern Families”

By Stephanie R. G. Harageones At the start of the 2010s, things were going well for the LGBTQ community in both politics and pop culture. The largest impact politically was the 2008 election and...