If there is one thing we have learned, it is that we must take care of each other. This has always been true for our LGBTQIA+ community. Our history is a stark reminder of caring for those that society deems “less than” during times of medical crisis. Every decision we make has a reverberating impact. If we don’t do the work for our community, nobody else will.
Transparency has come to mean much more than being able to see through an object. In the 21st century, when people hear or use the term, they’re often thinking about transparency within a social context. Behaviorally, transparency implies honesty, communication and accountability. However, following an interview with 29-year-old Greensboro resident Jordan Robinson, it became clear that there is an extended definition of the word.
I was the type of person who not only wanted to drive a nice car, but I also changed cars like I change my underwear. Within a decade I think I owned about six or seven vehicles. In hindsight, this was a very stupid thing to do. Not only was I losing money every time I traded in a car, I was increasing my monthly car payment just to keep up appearances.
Like many of you, I just watched the Netflix series “Emily in Paris.” The Darren Star created show, he of “Sex and the City fame,” has been met with the kind of cool disdain and online eye-rolling here in Paris usually reserved for Madonna, so I was curious if it really was that awful. I went in expecting nothing but the intellectual nutritional value equivalent of a bag of potato chips, but hoped that it tilted a bit more towards the artisanal kettle chip variety and less like a Pringles or Lay’s.
For those of us who follow Christian traditions, some of which are based on Jewish traditions, this time of year is referred to as “Lent.” It falls on the 40 days, not including Sundays, that are between Ash Wednesday, when we are reminded of our own mortality and limitations, and Easter Sunday. On Ash Wednesday, …
Over the years, poetry collections have come from some unexpected writers. Actors Ally Sheedy, James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Viggo Mortensen and even Jimmy Stewart, as well as musicians Alicia Keys, Billy Corgan, Jill Scott and Jewel are just a few who have shared their words with us. Houston native and New York transplant, Catherine Cohen is the latest. An actress (“High Maintenance and The Lovebirds”), comedian and podcaster (“Seek Treatment”), Cohen’s debut poetry collection “God I Feel Modern Tonight: Poems from a Gal About Town” (Knopf, 2021) has just been released.