AIDs cases pile up but POTUS40 says nothing. After three Ebola patients in Dallas, POTUS44 sends 4000 troops/medical personnel to West Africa, creates CDC SWAT teams, appoints Czar -- NOT ENOUGH says GOP! Ebola Derangement Syndrome?
Like it or not, actors have a responsibility beyond ourselves. There are still too many young gay people growing up surrounded by hatred, and they need to see well-adjusted, successful gay people who thrive without fear. And there are too many ignorant bigots who also need to see us in all our diversity. Once they do, then maybe we really can do away with labels.
As Ukrainians face another long winter, with fighting continuing in the east, and Putin as bombastic and determined as ever, a network of activists around the world have organized an event to inspire new ideas for the years ahead.
When a state 'caps' non-economic damages, politicians have essentially decided to value the destruction of someone's life by what that person would have earned in the marketplace, since lost earning are never 'capped.' This promotes a kind of caste system.
I work as a dog trainer and am surrounded by a lot of nerdy dog types, all of whom don't skimp when it comes to their doggie pals. But that doesn't mean we spend a bundle.
It's not the virus that's spreading rapidly in West Africa that makes me anxious about my family's health and safety. It's the fear that's spreading rapidly across America, which threatens to recast global humanitarians as risks, rather than assets.
Every year I hear about the death of the new musical. Wholly original shows -- or, hell, just shows with new scores (it's hard to be truly "original" these days) -- get bad reviews and people act like there will never be a new musical again. It's not altogether consistent or logical when this hand-wringing occurs.
We can make the voices of LGBTQ people a part of the conversation about intimate partner violence. Really, we have to. We want DVAM, and all violence prevention efforts, to include and to be led by LGBTQ folks.
This year has made me question a number of things, my love of New York among them. There was a time I thought that love would be forever unwavering. That, along with my love of writing. Love is funny that way, though. It burns and it burns, white-hot, blindingly hot, until it burns itself out. And I'm all burnt out on New York, on writing, on it all.
It's 1985, and New York is crime-ridden, graffiti-stained and simmering with racial tension. The hero -- dressed in an Adidas tracksuit and sneakers, with brass knuckles embossed with "D.M.C." -- is doing his part to protect the powerless.
In New York, there is peace and serenity to be found by stepping off the sidewalk and through a museum door.
The extraordinary public transit system operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is the lifeblood of New York's 24-hour-a-day economy.
The Public is the place to be for theater-lovers in New York right now. Last week they premiered The Fortress Of Solitude, the best new musical of the year. And now they're debuting Father Comes Home From The Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3, which ranks with An Octoroon as the best new play of the year.
October is the month of fall, football, and domestic violence (DV). Although the first DV Awareness Month was established In October of 1987, unfortunately a disturbing video of a football star has provoked more public discourse on domestic violence than the longstanding efforts of government agencies and non-profits.