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"Orange Julius": Bittersweet Story Of Father-Son Bonding Gets New York City Premiere

Jed Ryan | Posted 01.27.2017 | Entertainment
Jed Ryan

Basil Kreimendahl's provocative play Orange Julius, now enjoying its New York City premiere courtesy of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Page 73, i...

ReThink Review: American Honey - Youth Lost, Found, and Transcended

Jonathan Kim | Posted 09.30.2016 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Two of the most enduring subjects in films are the road trip and a young person's coming of age, and Cannes Jury Prizewinner American Honey addresses ...

Bryn Greenwood: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

Mara White | Posted 09.06.2016 | Home
Mara White

Bryn Greenwood is is a native and fourth generation Kansan, who holds two undergraduate degrees in literature as well as an MFA. Her latest work, All ...

On Turning 30

Joelle Zarcone | Posted 08.29.2016 | Women
Joelle Zarcone

I wasn't sure if I was supposed to care, or if it mattered. Billions of people turn 30 daily, and 30 is... 30. I had such trepidation about turning 29, and what that meant, and now this birthday has sort of been an afterthought.

Derailment And How To Manage It

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

Although we can't undo the past, we can recognize a derailment and take action to get back on track.

Filling In The Spaces Between Who I Am And Who I Want To Be

Aleichia Williams | Posted 07.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Aleichia Williams

I am considering once again who I truly am and how I would like to live and impact the world around me. I am not the person I want to be, but I am glad because realizing this means I have a desire for growth and this could never be a bad thing.

First-Generation, Non-Binary and Just Enough the Way I Am

The Establishment | Posted 06.09.2016 | Queer Voices
The Establishment

I couldn't possibly talk about this guilt with my parents or my peers, so instead, I bottled these feelings up and turned on myself, leading a double life.

Dorm Move Out, Part V

Zoha Qamar | Posted 05.19.2016 | Teen
Zoha Qamar

May 2016 My ability to stick is just as strong as a Command hook, and my ability to stick around is just as weak as one. The way the end of the schoo...

A Goodbye Letter to 23, That Beatiful A&%#@$!

Alex Madda | Posted 04.20.2016 | Comedy
Alex Madda

DUECES 23. MAY YOU BURN IN THE MOST LUXURIOUS SPA FROM A FACIAL TREATMENT YOU DIDN'T KNOW YOU WERE ALLERGIC TO. Thanks for some wicked good times, but 24 is where it's at.

Lessons From a Rwandan Sunrise

Morgan Pak | Posted 04.01.2016 | Impact
Morgan Pak

The sun meets the sky and spreads like an open hand, reaching a vast sea of orange­ blue with fingers climbing higher as they begin to bloom and shout across the sky. This was the backdrop for 120 girls, who lived oceans apart, to come together and learn about STEM-- and ultimately themselves.

How A Mismatched Job Experience Helped Me Find My Courage

Bailey Gaddis | Posted 03.18.2017 | Women
Bailey Gaddis

I was paid good money to talk to myself on national television about a topic I knew nothing about for four hours, a few times a week (and not have a panic attack).

A Masterful and Moving Tale of Too Much Time

Off The Shelf | Posted 03.15.2017 | Home
Off The Shelf

By Richard Fifield | Off the Shelf I'm now at the age where time is a villain in a horror movie. Time is frightening to me--hours lost at bad dinner ...

Best and Most Beautiful Things Premieres at SXSW

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.02.2017 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

One of the year's most touching documentary films, Best and Most Beautiful Things, makes its world premiere this month at SXSW. A provocative and joy...

My Gay Brother Was The Best Parent I Could Have

The Establishment | Posted 02.23.2017 | Queer Voices
The Establishment

Conservatives say that a child needs a traditional upbringing -- a mother and a father -- in order to be "raised right." I had neither, and I'm thankful for that every day.

Why Do Mormons Have Churches and Temples?

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 01.20.2017 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

Mormon temples are beautiful architectural additions to any city they are in. When Mormons arrived in Salt Lake City in 1847, the first thing Brigham Young did was to mark out the temple site.

Parenting: A Flavor of Soul Nourishment

Padma Gordon | Posted 12.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Padma Gordon

Today was a wonderful day that we began by going on a late morning walk with some dear friends in the stunningly beautiful area surrounding our home. ...

Santa Claus Gave Me The Sex Talk

Wes Janisen | Posted 12.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Wes Janisen

It was a crisp, clear day in December 1998, and I'd just been released from my 5th grade classroom for Winter Break. It had been a spectacular day, fi...

6 Life Lessons From Teaching My Son to Shave

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 11.10.2016 | Parents
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Most of my father-son memories are documented in some way using the camera from my iPhone. It takes pretty good shots, and I'll admit it, I have a bit of a social media addiction. This moment was different, though.

11 Coming-Of-Age Books With The Power To Change Your Life

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.11.2015 | Fifty

There are some books that just stay with us, no matter how many decades ago we read them. In some cases, they gave voice to our lives and articulated ...

A Bestselling Beach Read That Stands the Test of Time

Off The Shelf | Posted 09.01.2016 | Home
Off The Shelf

Yesterday, I tossed The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing into my beach bag. I first read Melissa Bank's debut novel when it came out sixteen years ago, and I remembered that some of the action takes place on Long Beach Island, where I am now.

Our Kids Get Too Many Trophies

Jimmy Dunne | Posted 08.17.2016 | Parents
Jimmy Dunne

I was at a recent town park board meeting -- where a few folks brought up that maybe it's time to pull back on the gazillion trophies given out for every park league sporting event. We kicked around how kids are being weaned to expect to bring home some "hardware" just for showing up.

10 Fabulous Books To Read With Your Kids This Summer

Lori Day | Posted 07.10.2016 | Parents
Lori Day

Sharing books with my child helped me understand her world, and opened up crucial lines of communication when she was in elementary school that remained open throughout her tween and teen years, and to this very day.

Feminism and Its PR Problem

Annie Grayer | Posted 07.07.2016 | Women
Annie Grayer

My mother's generation, propelled by the scars of my grandmother's generation, raised their daughters to feel like they could do anything. I'm starting to believe that girls my age misconstrued anything to mean everything.

Talkin' Bout My Generation

Beth Diane Bradley | Posted 06.15.2016 | Fifty
Beth Diane Bradley

Accidents happen. I know this for a fact because I am one. Meaning my existence was not planned, at least not by my parents. My family not only had the normal generation gap between parents and children, but we had a second one of 12 years between my siblings and me.

Finally Swimming in a Sea of Truth: After Super Bowl XLIX, I Realize That I Am a Left Shark

Ravishly | Posted 04.08.2015 | Comedy
Ravishly

You know what, though? I am no black sheep. I am no failure. I thought I had been living my life wrong; that I was inept. And, yes, compared to your fast-moving, perfectly timed Right Shark, it may appear that I have no goddamn clue what is going on.