Metro Weekly

Columns

  • Washington as the Globe’s Gay Capital

    Earlier this month, I shared a post on my Facebook wall regarding Dmitry Kiselyov. The post was critical of the anti-Western, anti-LGBT Kiselyov, taking what...

  • The Right To Be Wrong

    I have been fighting the Catholic Church since I first argued with a nun at St. Catherine Labouré Elementary School in 1962. I don't recall...

  • A Wish for Ukraine

    The Crimean Peninsula is an autonomous republic within Ukraine, and the home to the Russian Black Sea Fleet, in Sevastopol, in accordance with a bilateral...

  • Finding Hope in Uganda

    Not long ago, things were calm and somber in Uganda. But bigoted evangelical Christians from the U.S. seeking to promote a homophobic agenda led to...

  • Twice as Good

    Feb. 5 would have been Trayvon Martin's 19th birthday. Jordan Davis would have turned 19 on Feb. 16. There are too many other cases like...

  • Taking the Cake

    Back in early 2007 I found myself sitting in the fondant-bedecked office of a professional wedding-cake baker in search of the perfect (yet still affordable)...

  • From Feral to Forever

    One of the knocks on the door last Halloween was not trick nor treat. It was a representative from the Humane Society holding the downstairs...

  • Mixed Messages

    Leave it to Virginia to throw a wrench in my wedding plans. This was to be the year that my husband, Cavin, and I took...

  • War Dispatches

    We laugh to avoid screaming. Or maybe we try therapeutic tweeting. There were no new media to distract us in 1989. Cartoonist Garry Trudeau did...

  • Game Changer

    Before I jump into writing about football, I have to share a few facts about myself so you can decide exactly how seriously you want...

  • All in the Family

    Unsurprisingly, I could be a precocious brat as a child because I spent so much energy not wanting to be a child. I hated being...

  • Masque of the Red Death

    Actress Goldie Hawn had no idea what she was wading into last week when she tweeted from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, ''Met...

  • Comfortably Numb

    Clichés get a bad rap because they beat dead horses until the cows come home with all the originality of the wall of books Barnes...

  • Outdated Offense

    Another January weekend ends, and with it so does the Centaur MC's annual Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend. Congratulations to Joe Birdwell, Mr. MAL 2014. While everything...

  • Misdirection

    The popular inability to distinguish fantasy from reality is not a new phenomenon. Snake-oil salesmen have long relied upon their marks' eagerness to believe in...