Election years always contain more leveraging of the military than usual, but this year it was particularly bad. Veterans are people, not policy tools.
The infamous burkini ban is allegedly about sexism, but it’s really about anything but — this is a calculated attack on Muslim women and girls hiding behind the shield of protecting freedoms.
Jazz funerals offer an intriguing look into another way of commemorating death and acknowledging community grief.
When, if, and how people plan to build families is not your business, so stop asking.
The latest Everest climbing season included another round of terrible accidents. Should we be getting more aggressive about restricting access, given the extreme danger even for extremely fit and experienced mountaineers?
Those who enjoy mocking people for grieving celebrities are small minded and mean spirited, but they’re also straight up wrong. There’s more than one kind of attachment to the dead.
Multiple controversies over VAXXED at film festivals ignore a larger point: Such festivals have the right to curate content, and they can decide not to air controversial and potentially dangerous views.
Memorial Day epitomises the strange way the United States approaches grief, the notion of ‘moving on,’ and the nation’s position within the larger global community. Should we be barbecuing for the dead or attending memorial services?
Books are amazing, and so are the people who read them — no matter who they are, and no matter what they’re reading. I confess that not every book is to my taste, but that’s all right, because they have plenty of readers who love them just fine. And I don’t believe that my dislike […]
PETA has to be one of the most high-profile animal rights organisations in the US, which is quite a pity, because it’s also one of the most actively irritating and offensive. The work of groups like the Humane Society of the United States, the Fund for Animals, and American Humane gets pushed aside by whatever […]