June 20, 2013 08:33
“Our teacher said, ‘Okay, we’re going to do little skits, and I need someone to play Christopher Columbus,’ and my hand shot up in the air. ‘I’ll play Columbus,’ I said. ‘Alright then, go put something together about him discovering America,’ she said. So I got three tables, and made ships out of them in the classroom....
June 12, 2013 09:25
Idon’t know exactly who decided that the lesbian, gay and bisexual movement needed to add the word “transgender” to its moniker, but I’d like to give him/her a piece of my mind. For years now, the LGB community has struggled to achieve equal treatment under the law....
June 5, 2013 09:26
Last month Jeffrey Krusinski was arrested in Washington DC after he assaulted a woman in a parking lot. But Krusinski isn’t just any run-ofthe-mill attacker. He is a lt. colonel in the US Air Force, and the man who had been put in charge of preventing sexual assaults....
May 29, 2013 09:19
If you’re a fan of shows like “Mad Men,” “Game of Thrones” or “Breaking Bad,” then you should send a thank you note to Clint Walker. If you’re the creator of a TV drama, then you should send a royalty check to Clint. That’s because had it not been for Clint Walker, the evolution of adult television dramas would have been significantly altered....
May 22, 2013 09:17
The fact is that Nixon and Obama might just be mirror images of each other. Both men grew up poor and powerless, yet became rich and powerful. Both men were heavily influenced by political machines and private-sector power brokers who helped them get elected....
May 15, 2013 08:53
That was also the same year locusts caused the break-up of countless marriages, including those of Charles and Diana, and Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Jackson. Mad Cow Disease invaded the United Kingdom, there was a meningitis epidemic in West Africa and a bomb exploded at the Atlanta Olympics....
May 8, 2013 09:18
Public figures often say one thing and mean another. For example when NC House Speaker Thom Tillis said he supported reparations for victims of forced sterilization, it gave those victims hope. What he didn’t say, however, was that the bill had no chance of passing, given the economy and the changing political climate in Raleigh....
May 1, 2013 05:47
Simply stated, you cannot blame “Triad Today” for being the only local public affairs TV show in the Piedmont. Additionally, it is unfair not to have a category for Best Host of a Local Public Affairs Show. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t have a dog in this fight....
April 24, 2013 10:22
It seems like every week we read about another CEO receiving a huge raise or an obscene bonus. In fact, such blatant avarice has become so commonplace that I fear we might be growing apathetic to it. I hope that’s not the case, because these so-called 1 percenters continue to make quality of life worse for those of us in the 99 percent....
April 17, 2013 09:53
Not long after I wrote a column about the North Carolina General Assembly’s obsession with naked nipples, I received an e-mail from Joseph Hirn. Hirn told me that when it comes to “anal legislators,” North Carolina can’t hold a candle to his home state of Virginia....

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