A sort of moral sickness has gripped this country in the face of the unprecedented number of minors crossing the border in Texas, one that manifests itself in panic, falsehoods, sheer stupidity, and knee-jerk nativist hatred. In Lawrenceville, Virginia (population 1,300), residents recently pitched ... More >>
Amanda Bynes should be thanking celebrity chef Paula Deen for drawing the media attention off her tailspin because it seems no one is going to let this issue end quietly. It all started when news broke that Deen admitted to using racist language while being questioned in relation to a lawsuit filed ... More >>
Conspiracy theories are my comfort food. After all, all a conspiracy is "the action of plotting or conspiring," and not just about tin-foil hats and Reptillians. When Reagan's cronies illegally sold weapons to Iran in the Iran-Contra Scandal, that was a conspiracy. When the CIA sold crack to kids in ... More >>
For the second straight election, African-American civil-rights activist Reverend Jarrett Maupin has endorsed Republican Congressman Ben Quayle.Yes, politics aside, the Phoenix Democrat wants Quayle to stay in office -- mostly because he's a cool, young guy."He's my nigga," Maupin tells New Times.
Governor Jan Brewer signed House Bill 2563, which allows high schools to offer classes on "how the Bible has influenced Western culture," although nothing requires youngsters to take the class.It also creates and exemption for the Bible from a law that says "all books, publications, papers and aud ... More >>
Under Arizona law, "all books, publications, papers and audiovisual materials of a sectarian, partisan or denominational character" are prohibited from public schools and their libraries.Thanks to Governor Jan Brewer's signature on House Bill 2563, that law now excludes the Bible.The Bible's been de ... More >>
Playwrights have to make several decisions in the course of their work (unless they're lucky enough to be able to make great drama flying by the seats of their pants). One of the trickiest chores is what to do with your Big Idea, if you know what it is at the outset. Are you okay with the seams s ... More >>