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The Ethics of Gender Transition

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

We should recognize that children are far more resilient than we believe they are. Love, and honesty, go a very long way, even with severe social and personal stress. And thankfully we're mostly past all that Freudian nonsense about absent fathers and clinging or refrigerator mothers.

Should Poetry Critics Go Negative?

Travis Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Travis Nichols

Why bother going negative on poetry when American culture has gone so negative on poetry already? It's already well below zero, so why pile on? Why not focus on what's good, on what's desirable?

The Failure of Filters -- Why We're Getting Dumber by the Hour

Gerald Sindell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Gerald Sindell

The expectation that most of the audience would rush out and purchase the book, as Oprah's audience does today, was not there. With a good book reviewer, you didn't need to do any page turning yourself.