Obama's reelection last year prompted a lot of talk over whether Texas should once again secede from the Union. Except for a few die-hard secessionists, though, few considered it a serious proposal, more like an opportunity to make Texas jokes. So the debate just kind of fizzled out. But the Washin ... More >>
The Boy Scouts of America is proposing to lift its ban on gay youths, but to leave it in place once those gay Scouts become gay adults. This compromise -- gays Scouts, no gay scoutmasters -- apparently is an assault on the very foundations of scoutdom. The Family Research Council sponsors a hyperve ... More >>
There's been a bit of a fuss lately over the Memphis City Council's decision to change the name of three city parks, scrubbing them clean of any reference to the Confederacy in hopes of making them more inviting to residents who may not exactly have felt welcome in early-1860s Tennessee. Gone are J ... More >>
Last Friday, Voice Media Group announced the winners of their first music writing awards. This winning piece by Jesse Sykes first appeared in Seattle Weekly's print edition. By Jesse Sykes As I was growing up in New York state--where the residents want you to know they don't live in "The City"--th ... More >>
Gov. Rick Perry's record on racial issues has always been a little complicated. Earlier this month, there was that dust-up over his family's Paint Creek hunting lease, which Schutze thought unfairly loaded up Perry's shoulders with Southern-boy baggage. But back in 1990, during his run for ag ... More >>
‚Äč Titus Andronicus' phenomenal 2010 release, The Monitor, is a fairly dense album -- not necessarily because of its visceral combination of punk aesthetic with indie rock instrumentation, but because of its subject matter, which centers around the Civil War. So it's quite fitting then, that the An ... More >>
Mark Grisham signs his book
Home, home in the Village...
Ken Burnsí Ken Burns
These Generals frequently speak the name of the Lord, but is it in vain?
Ken Burns wants you to know why Jazz is America's music
Stonewall Jackson Elementary
Mission improbable; Whistling Dixie
What's in a name? A lot of ugly history, at least when it comes to Jefferson Davis Elementary.
New Theatre's Stonewall Jackson's House is an exhausting, rewarding comic debate
Stonewall Jackson's House would be politically incorrect, but Jimmy hates that term
Wildlife activists claim that the managers at Samuell Farm Park are abusing the land, its animals, and anyone else who gets in their way
GOP congressional candidate Sessions crosses lines to get son into prized school