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Sam Adams

Saving Our Communities and the Nation Starts from the Ground Up

Sam Adams | Posted April 30, 2012

I help lead one of America's cities -- Portland, Oregon. It is known for being a well-planned city. It's not. At least, not as well as we want it to be. And not as well planned as every American city must be.

Our challenges? Our economic and academic disparities between...

Ariane Zurcher

A Letter to You (Who Wrote 'I Wish I Didn't Have Aspergers')

Ariane Zurcher | Posted April 30, 2012

You are beautiful.

It doesn't matter that we've never met. It doesn't matter that you do not know who I am.

You are beautiful.

You are beautiful exactly as you are, at this moment, no matter how sad, how angry, how confused or lonely you may feel, you are beautiful....

Mad Men: Adulthood Looms "At the Codfish Ball"

Vanessa Berben | Posted April 30, 2012

Taken from a Shirley Temple/Buddy Ebsen song and dance number featured in 1936's Captain January, I took this week's "At the Codfish Ball" as not so much a nod to the actual movie but more an allusion to the drama behind the scenes. After the film's release, critic and novelist...

Sarah van Gelder

This May Day Could Be One to Remember

Sarah van Gelder | Posted April 30, 2012

If the mainstream media was confused about Occupy Wall Street in its early days in Zuccotti Park, they're bound to be completely befuddled this May Day.

May Day already has a lot piled on it. In pre-Christian Europe, May Day was a time to dance, light bonfires,...

Caroline Rothstein

The Real 30 Things Women/Womyn Should Have and Know Before Turning 30

Caroline Rothstein | Posted May 7, 2012

I am 28-year-old white, heterosexual woman from an upper-middle class upbringing. This Glamour list, recently republished in the Huffington Post in an article called "Turning 30: 30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know," was clearly written for my demographic. HuffPost published the article in conjunction with...