On Tuesday, Minnesota became the 12th state in the union to legally recognize same-sex marriage — and the first Midwestern state to do so through legislative means. And I couldn't be more annoyed.
Stella is getting ready for her big day. As Joanne Dhody brushes Stella's teeth, a pink tongue searches for a random smear of beef-flavored toothpaste. Stella is Dhody's 13-year-old Jack Russell terrier, a registered therapy More »
Several years ago at a murder trial, my first time in the jury box, I held in my hand the piece of lead that took the life of a man.
Every time I remember my physical revulsion in that moment, I hold back a shudder. I remember More »
What a scene the Broad Street Run was this year. Tens of thousands of people were wearing red socks or Boston Marathon shirts on Sunday, May 5, or holdings signs or carrying American flags.
To be clear: I sympathize with the More »
A Harrisburg native who now lives in Baltimore, where gay marriage is legal and anti-discrimination laws exist to protect LGBT citizens in employment and housing, explains why he can't live in Pennsylvania with his More »
I am not adventurous or an outdoors type of girl. So when a friend from college said she wanted to do physical activities for her birthday, I looked at her like she was crazy.
I couldn't imagine many of our friends doing it More »
I'm giving my Dad away for Mother's Day. He's getting married the day before, and he asked me, my brother and my sister to walk him down the aisle. I'm happy to do it, even though I wonder how it will feel when the day comes.
In fewer than seven weeks, Germantown High School will close its public-school doors for the last time.
That June 21 last day of school will surely be one of sadness for the extended GHS community.
There is at least one trait that the Boston Marathon terrorists; the Newtown, Connecticut and Aurora, Colorado shooters; the Virginia Tech, Columbine, and Tucson, Arizona murderers all have in common. It's not hard to figure More »
Eric loves living in South Philly and is very happy to be working in public media again as a NewsWorks web producer. Before moving to Philadelphia, he spent some time on the “dark side” producing web content at MTV Networks in New York. Eric did some freelance work for WNYC, but prior to that he lived in Minneapolis and produced websites and email newsletters for many of Minnesota Public Radio’s programs. Highlights from that time include meetings with a barefoot Garrison Keillor in his office, biking around the beautiful lakes of Minneapolis, and eating plenty of cheese curds, corn dogs and pronto pups at the Minnesota State Fair every year. Eric is originally from Michigan and wears his Detroit Tigers cap with pride.
As the final day of Germantown High School's 99-year history approaches — the Class of '13 will don caps and gowns on June 19 — NewsWorks will present a series of stories including interviews with grads More »