To be clear, the male-dominated comic-book genre has had a fair share of misplaced notions around gender and ethnicity. But I think that the case of X-Men's Storm brings up interesting ideas as to how we can get in touch.
During the storm and in the wake of devastation, safe and secure in my apartment, which blessedly retained its electricity, the WWII anthem "Coming in on a Wing and a Prayer" (Harold Adamson and Jimmie McHugh) entered my consciousness, a reminder of those war-torn days.
In the next four years, it is my belief that President Barack Obama will get the job done -- with Republican cooperation or without it. But I hope America will take note if the McConnell policy of total non-cooperation continues.
Frankenstorm is coming. We are officially in hoarding mode, and we are not ashamed. Forget the Spam, the Saltines, the crackers and the peanut butter; here are 10 recipes to make-ahead, to whip up from your pantry.
Just as the major currency of Hollywood is fame, here in the Washington area we deal in power: Who has it? How much? On the last day of June, many of us were reminded of what it means to be completely powerless -- literally.
We lost 17,000 acres of corn worth over six million dollars in one county alone from the flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene in my upstate New York Congressional District. Not surprisingly, some in Washington, DC are playing politics, even now.