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6 Reasons It's Good Some People Don't Like You

Susie Moore | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

When someone condemns our work, comments unkindly on our appearance, judges our parenting style or disapproves of any of our actions, it is a pure and total reflection of them, not us. Take relief and comfort that a critic's words often have nothing to do with you at all. Here are six reasons critics can be a good thing in your life:

Perry Brass: The Manly Pursuit of Desire: John Singer Sargent, Portraits of Artists and Friends, at the Met

Perry Brass | Posted 09.16.2015 | Arts
Perry Brass

The Metropolitan Museum has been hosting one of the great Sargent shows this fall; it will close on October 4, and believe me if you haven't run over to see it, do.

Perception Is Everything

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 09.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Halle Eavelyn

A client was lamenting to me the other day: "I'm not happy with my business!" I get it. None of my clients are when they first come to me; that's one...

Not Pitying the Nation

Yara Zgheib | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics
Yara Zgheib

On the 17th of July 1791, at the height of the French Revolution, the country's National Assembly decreed that Louis XVI would remain king of France under a constitutional monarchy.

8 Reasons I Keep a Daily Diary

Timothy Merrill | Posted 08.07.2015 | Religion
Timothy Merrill

Of all literary genres, the diary is the least read and most uninteresting, with possible exception of Wilde or Anais Nin. A nutrition label on a loaf of pumpernickel is more exciting. So if no one is going to read your diary -- and really, you don't want them to -- then, why write at all?

Why the Most Ethical and Trustworthy Journalism Was by Fictional Newsman Jon Stewart

Craig Newmark | Posted 08.07.2015 | Media
Craig Newmark

Last night was Jon Stewart's last night on the Daily Show. It's gotten me thinking about how he's so much more than an entertainer, and what he's done as the most trusted newsman in America...

The Wonderful Story of the Left Side of My Desk

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 07.20.2015 | Comedy
J.J. Colagrande

In 1994 I "ground-scored" this smoky quartz crystal at a Grateful Dead concert in Deer Creek, Indiana. The stone was literally on the ground in the middle of a corn field. I have no idea how I found it. I like to think it found me.

Discover Important Queer Fiction (With Wieners)

Matt Baume | Posted 07.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

Manners can be more than just good or bad. They can also be dangerous. I don't mean rules about which fork goes where or what to say when someone sneezes. But when a society has rules about who's allowed to fall in love with whom, that has the power to destroy peoples' lives.

These Photos of Shelter Dogs as Famous Authors Are Awesome

Jen Reeder | Posted 03.15.2015 | Impact
Jen Reeder

I'm an English major, member of the Dog Writers Association of America, and big fan of animal rescue, so my heart did cartwheels when I heard about "Poetic Dogs."

The World's Five Most Famous Hotels

Vic O'Sullivan | Posted 02.13.2015 | Travel
Vic O'Sullivan

Every city has the one hotel whose fortunes have run parallel to the local economy and history. The owners and operators of these hotels are merely curators as the properties pass through decades and centuries of hospitality.

4 Fake Quotes by Famous Authors to Watch Out For

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.10.2015 | Books
Lev Raphael

A lot of people swear by Goodreads. I swear at it. Often. It's a font of unsourced quotations, some of them fake, just like Wikiquotes. Take the line that tops the list of George Eliot quotes: "It is never too late to be what you might have been."

Trouble Ahead: William Gibson Brings Us Another Report From the Future

John Branch | Posted 12.21.2014 | Books
John Branch

In a move that seems remarkably well timed, Gibson has returned to the future in The Peripheral, and what he finds there isn't likely to please those hoping for bright, shining visions.

From Los Angeles to 50 St. Catherine's Drive: Chats with Dennis DeYoung and RJ Gibb, Plus a Tim Fite Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.29.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Dennis DeYoung: "When you're on that stage and the camera's zooming in on you and you're recording live and you know that it counts, what you're really doing is you're in the moment but you're praying that every note you sing and every note you play is going to be the best of your lifetime."

Sleep Deprivation: The Calm Before the Storm

Anthie Zoumboulias | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Anthie Zoumboulias

Sleep is by far the most important and vital necessity we need to remain healthy and function properly as humans. This habit of being on our cell phones, checking our emails and working around the clock, and on weekends, needs to come to an end.

We Can't Forget About Gay Literature

James McDonald | Posted 08.11.2014 | Gay Voices
James McDonald

Young people, gay and otherwise, need to see gay people as no different from anyone else, to see them in scenarios that characterize the lives of human beings as a whole. Unfortunately, for those like me, who looked to literature for a guiding light, the terrain was too often depressingly barren.

A 'Wilde' Vacation -- Gay History for Gay Travelers

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 08.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Scott De Buitléir

If such a company is about to reveal the layers of gay history behind many cities in Europe -- and hopefully across North America too -- then the gay travel industry may have an interesting new addition.

First Nighter: Moss Hart's "Act One" in Two Great, Big Acts

David Finkle | Posted 06.17.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

When theater veteran Moss Hart published his bestselling Act One in 1959, he packed a lot into it about his impoverished childhood and neophyte playwr...

Boy Was I Right About Gay Marriage!

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 06.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

Marriage is an outdated institution whose symbolic significance has been cheapened by the sheer number of people who casually enter and exit it. But why single out gay marriage as the problem when it's straight people who have been abusing it all along?

What a Wall Street Banker Says About Our Society

Sean McElwee | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Could it be that as a society, we are addicted to growth? There are numerous indications that this is the case.

LOOK: Evidence That A Wandering Mind Is A Good Thing

Posted 12.06.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Wilde About Food, Photos, Copyrights and Dandies!

Joe Kapp | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Joe Kapp

The fact that you own photographs by merely snapping the image is due in no small part to a particular photograph taken in the 1800s of a fabulous gay man by his eccentric photographer, both with a propensity for flamboyant dress.

British Wit and Wisdom: Dry With a Twist

George Heymont | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

In April 2010, the Library of Congress announced plans to archive every single tweet publicly posted on Twitter's social network. With nearly half a billion new tweets being generated each day, the Library of Congress can now access nearly 170 billion tweets. But do 140 characters of text comprise a work of art?

Santa Fe Opera's Beguiling Season

Rodney Punt | Posted 11.26.2013 | Arts
Rodney Punt

The Santa Fe Opera's top laurels for the 2013 season were not necessarily won by its most anticipated productions. Of the five works staged, three were fashioned around star singers -- a world premiere tragedy, an Offenbach farce and a rarely performed late work of Rossini.

Christopher Rudolph

LOOK: 11 Dream Casting Ideas For Gay Biopics | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 09.22.2013 | Gay Voices

At this weekend's 65th annual Emmy Awards the Liberace biopic, "Behind the Candelabra," looks poised to take home some major awards (after already win...

The Winding Road of the Middle Years

Garry Gilfoy | Posted 10.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Garry Gilfoy

The pleasures of our earlier years will never be the same again. The only real fulfilment from here on in lies through deepening our sense of self and connection to things greater than self. It's time to appreciate quality of life rather than standard of living.