Opinion

  • Traversing the Big C

         Ed is dying of pancreatic cancer. All year we've been getting e-mails about his diagnosis, then his prognosis, then his treatment progress, then his...

  • Stranger in a Straight Land

    There we sat in a staff meeting, all twelve of us, listening to the vice president for operations talk about kitchen upkeep.      "Every bottom...

  • Auntie Establishment

         The performance hall in my hometown is smaller than I remember it, but most things back there are. It's been at least 10 years...

  • And I Love Him

         When my friends and I were in the ninth grade, the bass player for the band Duran Duran announced plans to get married. There...

  • Greetings

    IMAGINE LOSING ONE'S CHILD. That's how the staff of Michael's Entertainment Weekly felt when, on April 11, 1994, the announcement came down from above that...