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Jinna Yang

5 Things You've Got to Do in Reykjavik, Iceland

Jinna Yang | August 22, 2014 | Travel
Iceland is definitely one country you absolutely need to visit, and the cherry on top of that all-natural inspiring sundae of adventures is the capital city, Reykjavik. Here are five things I recommend doing during your stay.
Sarah Milstein


One Thing White People Can Do About Ferguson

Sarah Milstein | August 22, 2014 | Politics
While race is a defining factor in the lives of white people, too, it's not a topic most of us know how to broach or navigate. Perhaps the one thing white progressives know about discussing race is that it's likely to be uncomfortable or openly conflictual.
Judy Farah


UC Berkeley Study Shows Cops in Riot Gear May Incite Violence

Judy Farah | August 22, 2014 | Crime
The Deciding Force project is building a database that shows patterns in police/protester interactions to determine how certain actions ignite violence. One such example is how an emotional outburst can escalate into a volley of rocks and tear gas.
Robert Siciliano


Before Getting Rid of Your Old Printer, Say 'Goodbye' to Lingering Data

Robert Siciliano | August 22, 2014 | Technology
Most of us use our smartphones and computers on a daily basis and keep important information on them like passwords, user names, and credit card numbers. But there are other devices that hold sensitive data that we don't really talk about. For example, printers.
Dawn Morais


Gaza Protests: Why Are Local Reporters Averting Their Eyes? "Oʻahu maka ʻewaʻewa"

Dawn Morais | August 22, 2014 | Hawaii
Sometimes just staying polite makes us complicit in allowing the steady incorporation of deadly violence as a tool of power and community policing.
Peg Melnik


The 1 Minute Blog: Graveyard Walk?

Peg Melnik | August 22, 2014 | Good News
Norman Vincent Peale wrote about a doctor who gave his patient a peculiar prescription.
George Heymont


Dearly Beloved

George Heymont | August 22, 2014 | Arts
It's tempting to paraphrase George Orwell by stating that "All artists are equal, but some artists are more equal than others."
Zaki Hasan


Interview: Chloë Grace Moretz, Liana Liberato, and Gayle Forman on If I Stay

Zaki Hasan | August 22, 2014 | Entertainment
As part of the current Hollywood vogue of adapting popular young adult novels to the silver screen, If I Stay is one of the more effective entries in the genre.
James Dorsey


Behind the Gaza Ceasefire Efforts: Israel and Hamas Talk Potential Peace

James Dorsey | August 22, 2014 | World
Wars inevitably spark change. That is no truer than in the war in Gaza, no matter what Hamas and Israel say.
Vicki Larson


The Conversation All Would-Be Cheaters Should Have

Vicki Larson | August 22, 2014 | Divorce
"Honey, I think we are both aware that neither of us is enjoying sex all that much lately. Actually, we haven't enjoyed it for a long time. What do you think about opening up our marriage?"
Mike Ragogna


Dead Daisies and Beyond: Chats With Dizzy Reed, The Verve Pipe's Brian Vander Ark, Jean-Luc Ponty and Uriah Heep's Mick Box

Mike Ragogna | August 22, 2014 | Entertainment
There are segments of Guns N' Roses history that really bring out different aspects of the band. What is it about the Use Your Illusion recordings that resonate with you?
Julie R. Enszer


Reflections on Marriage (Part 1): What Marriage Means

Julie R. Enszer | August 21, 2014 | Gay Voices
What does marriage mean to me and my wife? How is it different from what we imagined? How is it the same as what society presents about marriage? Can we live queerly in marriage? How? Why? Is marriage good for our sexuality? For our sex lives? Is marriage good for our sense of happiness? Or does it bring new layers of misery?
Charlotte Robinson


Filmmaker Caryn Hayes Talks Short Film Clean Hands and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | August 21, 2014 | Gay Voices
This week I talked with filmmaker Caryn Hayes about her acclaimed short film Clean Hands, which follows Anna (Grasie Mercedes) and Kirsten (Dawn Noel), a married lesbian couple who are caring for Anna's terminally ill, homophobic father.
J Nelson Aviance


Sex, Intimacy, and Being Gay

J Nelson Aviance | August 21, 2014 | Gay Voices
Sex seems central to intimate and romantic relationships. If it is a means of intimate communication, and communication is the secret to a lasting and healthy relationship, why don't we gay men talk about it that way more often?
Kevin Walsh


Three Hall of Fame Teachers-and Their Influence on a Newbie

Kevin Walsh | August 22, 2014 | Detroit
My first day on the job as a 22 year-old English teacher, I was asked for a hall pass. Even later that year when I was coaching freshman baseball, I went out to talk to the umpire before the first pitch and was greeted with, "Hey kid, go get your coach."
Eric T. Schneiderman


Bank Of America Deal A Victory For New York Families

Eric T. Schneiderman | August 21, 2014 | Politics
This settlement sends a strong message that banks that prey on customers and investors will be held accountable. I will continue to investigate financial institutions that bend the rules for their own benefit, and pursue equal justice for all New York families.
David J. Eicher


14 Things You Didn't Know About How the Sun Will Die

David J. Eicher | August 21, 2014 | Science
At some 4.6 billion years old, the Sun is about halfway through its life. In another 5 billion years it will be a normal "adult" star no more. Here's the skinny on the upcoming demise of the star that you owe everything to: light, warmth, energy, and life.
Pat LaMarche


The Media: Cherry Picking News Stories and Failing the Public

Pat LaMarche | August 21, 2014 | Politics
When the press ignores the discussion at hand: issues as vital to the health and security of the working class as middle class wages, the utility workers, Iraq and Afghanistan veterans employment rates, and government employee pensions, one shouldn't be surprised that the public transit system is begging for school supplies.
Renato Barucco


The Muscular Elephant in the Room: Gay Men and Steroid Use

Renato Barucco | August 21, 2014 | Gay Voices
The title's muscular elephant is not a pun; it's purely proverbial: We don't talk about anabolic-androgenic steroid (AAS) abuse in gay men, but we know it's there.
Rebecca Pell

Changes... And Hope

Rebecca Pell | August 21, 2014 | Gay Voices
A lot has happened in my life since the last time I posted. I moved to Portland about four weeks ago because as much as I enjoyed living in Bend, I just wasn't making any progress in finding a job. I'm temporarily staying with friends, whom I can't thank enough,...