I have mixed feelings about straight men in gay bars. Should gay spaces be for gay people only? Straight men can disrupt the aura of acceptance in a gay space. We go to gay bars and clubs not just to drink, dance and score, but to celebrate our own desires in a safe place, away from homophobic hecklers and heterosexuality.
Our cause and effect for our crippling drought are much more cut and dry than how and when the next tremblor is going to strike.
Whether it's Ferguson, Staten Island, New Orleans, Oakland, or anywhere in the United States, we know that change will only occur when national standards are implemented and enforced.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier,
House Of Cards,
The West Wing,
Benedict Cumber Batch,
Golden Age Of Television,
Guardians Of The Galaxy,
Marvel Cinematic Universe,
Whether all these figures are anti-heroes, or in some cases something else entirely, is an interesting question. As is the question of why anti-heroes are so important in quality television.
Short form answer is that they match the times. It's a mostly cynical and sour era, with little faith in institutions or, generally speaking, leaders.
Affordable Care Act,
America's Health Insurance Plans,
Anthem Blue Cross,
Health Care Costs,
United Health Insurance,
Blue Shield Of California,
Health Insurance Exchanges,
Health Insurance Premiums,
For the next two months, Californians will to be subjected to a barrage of TV, radio and online ads, which, ironically, they unknowingly will be paying for with their health insurance premiums.
If anything good is to come from this weekend's celebrity phone hack, let's hope it's federal action that finally takes seriously the problem of non-consensual online sexual exploitation -- along with all other forms of digital privacy invasion.
American Repertory Theater,
Dani De Waal,
The Way He Looks,
Although many of these stories are marketed to the public for the upswing of the story cycle (when two people meet and start to feel all tingly about each other), they often fail to mention the downside of the story.
My hope is that, when a friend does finally choose to come out to you, these notes will help you be more comfortable with it, and that you'll understand what he or she has been going through up to this day that shapes the conversation in his or her head.
Perhaps not surprisingly, people have been quick to snicker about the Napa earthquake, downplaying its severity. To some extent, this makes sense -- the area was lucky. But while it's easy to cast judgment from afar and say, it's important to remember that these buildings meant something to their inhabitants.
Back Room Wines,
Hawk WakaWaka Wine Reviews,
Napa Earthquake Community Fund,
Napa Valley Vintners,
Open That Bottle Night,
Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant,
The Hess Collection,
The Vintner's Collective,
Trefethen Family Vineyards,
Neighbors Helping Neighbors,
Bottle shock. Crushed. Shaken, not stirred. Whatever word you choose to describe it, the 6.0 magnitude earthquake that rocked Napa Valley early Sunday morning has left behind more than spilled wine.
Aditi Brennan Kapil,
American Conservatory Theater,
Crowded Fire Theatre,
The Orphan Of Zhao,
Sita Sings The Blues,
Western culture isn't always what it's cracked up to be. Comparative studies of Judeo-Christian versus Eastern religions and philosophies reveal much greater depth and breadth in some areas of Shintoism, Taoism, Hinduism, Confucianism, and Buddhism.
Just come in and sit down. Breakfast is served.
How do you explain suicidal crickets and zombie caterpillars? One word: parasites. Science writer Ed Yong shows us how these tiny creatures force insects and animals to do their bidding, and asks: Are parasites manipulating humans, too?
Angelina Jolie Brad Pitt,
Week To Week,
San Francisco News
It's not quite 1914, but troops are on the move again around the world. Find out what's happening by taking the Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: this can only mean she's running for president; third time's the charm; George Clooney congratulated his...
The massive 6.0 earthquake in San Francisco on Sunday is another reminder that Mother Nature doesn't play by the rules, so we'd all better be prepared for the unexpected.
Buffett used his punch-card analogy in an investment context. It's consistent with his belief that really profitable investment decisions are few and far between. But I think the punch-card analogy applies equally well to life, and to the decisions that define and shape our lives.
Go Inspire Go,
John Leo Post,
Reebok Crossfit 5th Ave New York,
Healthy Living News
I can go on forever about how exercise has physically challenged and changed me. But above all, spiritually, this has been a lesson of evolving, facing my fears and feeling deserving to (as my sister says) be proud of and own the body that houses my soul, that takes you to the next day, the next dimension.
Common Sense Media,
SB 962 will provide especially important protections for our children, who are among the most avid smartphone users and often do not take steps to protect their private information.
If we're not preparing for what's probably inevitable, we're likely not preparing to take care of our companion animals in the time of a disaster. And that is just irresponsible.
US News Travel,
Antico Caffe Greco,
The Eagle And Child,
From Keats to Hemingway, Paris to New Orleans, the Romantics to the Beat Generation, this is your grand tour of the places where the greats wrote and drank -- and you can, too.