Metro Weekly

Columns

  • Change Is Good

    My Facebook identity needs a change. For weeks, my profile photo has been the Trayvon Martin stylized black-and-white hoodie. My cover photo is Evgeny Feldman's...

  • Comfortably Numb

    One of my instinctual reactions to bad news or worse people is humor, which is why I've always enjoyed writing about Ken Cuccinelli, Rick Santorum...

  • Three Steps to the Future

    It's an old saw of journalism that if you can string together three related instances you have a trend or, at least, a think piece....

  • Debasing the Peace Prize

    If President Obama launches the missile strikes he proposes against Syria, with or without authorization from Congress, he should send his Nobel Peace Prize back...

  • Fuzzy Little Balls

    I was still in elementary school when I first began banging tennis balls against the cinder-block side of my grandparents' garage using an old wooden...

  • Sniping on the Mount

    After the Aug. 24 rally at the Lincoln Memorial honoring the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, some people complained...

  • Why So Serious?

    I take my politics seriously, because politics is a means to an end, how we decide the structure of our society and best provide for...

  • Celebrating Bayard Rustin

    On behalf of the National Black Justice Coalition and the black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, I applaud President Barack Obama for giving the...

  • No Pain, No Gain

    As it becomes clearer every day that there will be no boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and that odds of moving...

  • Veiled Hostilities

    ''Do you wanna see me naked lover? Do you want to peek underneath the cover?'' These lyrics from a leaked Lady Gaga track, ''Burqa,'' as...

  • Russophile No More

    Hey, Vlad. Two things. First, I'm mad at you. Since I'm gay, you could've guessed as much. But I've really got to get this off...

  • Russian to Judgment

    When traveling abroad, you generally hope to enjoy a cultural experience that lets you know you're not in Kansas anymore. In which case, you should...

  • Vodka Is No Tonic for Russia

    Given that just a couple weeks ago I argued that LGBT people should avoid seeing the upcoming sci-fi film Ender's Game because it's based on...

  • Stolen Republic

    Benjamin Franklin said in 1787 that the Constitutional Convention had given America ''a republic, if you can keep it.'' We have struggled for 226 years...

  • Crossing Color Lines

    It feels weird how often I still find myself having to come out in little moments of my daily life — a random conversation with...