Apology to Vanessa Williams meant nothing, and turned off this viewer
Kentuckys Kim Davis cant put her beliefs above the law
I HAVE FRIENDS who cannot watch horror movies alone. One in particular keeps every light on in the house and packs her living room with warm bodies before she will even roll the credits on "The Exorcist" (and actually, the credits are the scarie
ONE OF MY favorite movies is "Jurassic Park." Actually, that's not true. One of my 6-year-old nephew's favorite movies is "Jurassic Park," which means we watch it on a loop, which means that unless I want to engage a therapist, I embrace my inner T. Rex and pretend this was entirely my own idea. Deep breath.
And why Trump cant erase the 14th Amendment
WHEN DONALD Trump suggested that Fox anchor Megyn Kelly was lobbing unpleasant questions at him during the GOP debate last week because she was bleeding from "wherever," women "wherever" groaned in unison. Not again, we said, more in a
I'VE SPENT THE LAST few weeks trying to figure out how I would commemorate the first anniversary of my mother's death on Aug. 8. I wasn't sure that I'd be able to adequately convey its significance in my altered life.
ANY BOY SCOUT can tell you that there are a lot of different types of knots. Square knots. Slip knots. Rope knots. Figure Eight knots. They each have a different purpose, significance and importance, and they're not interchangeable.
WHEN I STARTED doing asylum work almost 20 years ago, the comfortable cocoon that had been built around me by the nuns and then Bryn Mawr and then my first few jobs in the courtroom and classroom began to crumble. It wasn't that I ignored the evil in the world, or that I acted like Glinda the Good Witch in "The Wizard of Oz." My father had died of cancer, my brother had committed suicide, there'd been a war in Bosnia and another one in Rwanda, and O.J. Simpson got away with murder.
"WHO AM I to judge?" I've heard that a lot lately, from my recent lunch companion who didn't even blink at the waiter with the pierced nipple (visible through his uniform) all the way up to Pope Francis, who makes it a point of speaking off the cuff on airplanes, balconies and the other end of a telephone.
I WAS wrong.
Bill Cosby didn't deserve the benefit of the doubt.
He cheated on his wife, Camille. He cheated on his kids. He cheated on the people who fell in love with Dr. Huxtable, because they couldn't see any line of demarcation between him and his alter ego.
I'VE BEEN doing a lot of soul-searching this week, trying to figure out why the legalization of same-sex marriage has administered such an emotional sucker punch to my solar plexus. Some would say it's because I'm a bigot, and a bigot is never ready for t
Will those who oppose same-sex marriage on legitimate religious or moral grounds now be susceptible to lawsuits?
I’ve been called a Coulter wannabe in the past, something I take as a compliment but which was obviously intended as an insult.
"IMITATION OF LIFE" is one of my favorite movies. I always put aside whatever else I'm doing when it comes on TCM, and settle in for what I know will be a monumental crying session during the last scene. It's the one where a young black woman wh
THERE ARE as many types of courage as there are personalities and human struggles. There isn't a blueprint with bullet points to follow, although I think we'd all agree that soldiers, police officers and firefighters are entitled to an automatic assumption of heroism (until and unless they contradict it by their actions).
For those who have endured it, the death of a child is the deepest sorrow.
See Christine Flowers on Channel 6's "Inside Story" Sunday at 11:30 a.m.