The fiscal crisis in Detroit has garnered much national attention, particularly in the last few weeks with the discussion of the possibility that the Detroit Institute of Arts would have to liquidate its collection to generate enough revenue to satisfy Detroit’s creditors.
An online friend of mine feels that at her job at a university, people are always conspiring against her. I’m sure universities can be tough places, but she reported the same thing in two other jobs, which makes me think her perception might be part of the problem. She also believes she is terminally unlucky and can never catch a break. Read More What Lies Are Holding You Back?
Last week, it snowed in our town. Most people were disgusted. I liked it. Winter can stay as long as it likes; it’s the summer I can’t stand. Read More How To Actually Enjoy The Summer, Maybe
I am bothered by all the discussion over Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. I am bothered by the outbursts, the ignorance, and the “I love America!” outcry that inevitably breaks out when a tragedy on this scale occurs. I have been told this means I am sympathizing with terrorism. But sympathy and concern are not the same. Read More Why We Try the Guilty
Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches” video went viral this week, but what does it really say about how we perceive ourselves versus how we perceive others? Read More Friday Night Discussion: Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches”
Today’s biting LI/HI is about a subject we know was an important part of many of your childhoods. Read More Love It/Hate It: Disney
It’s a Love It/Hate It extravaganza this week, as we bring you not one, not two, but three gripping tales of things some of us like that some of us don’t like. Today’s topic: Facebook. Today’s players: Hillary and me, Selena. Read More Love It/Hate It: Facebook
[Trigger warning for discussion of rape and suicide]
Here we are again. Read More We Failed Rehtaeh Parsons