The History

Ellen Degeneres  Twenty years ago last month Ellen Degeneres came out of the closet on the April 14, 1997 cover of TIME magazine—and the uproar it caused would seem almost inconceivable today. BY BRENDEN SHUCART It’s hard to remember a time before Ellen was the reigning queen of daytime talk shows, a time before she…

The Joystick

Persona 5: Rebel With A Cause Breaks the mold, pushes it into the meat grinder and gives you something you haven’t played before.  BY JOSEPH ARELLANO Remember your high school days?  Those long dreary, boring days in class waiting for the clock to strike 3 or 4 to live your life. The angst of people…

The Music

SILVER EYE Goldfrapp’s new album satiates everything we’ve always loved about this fabulous band. BY PAUL V. VITAGLIANO All is good in the universe when Goldfrapp blesses us with new music! Throughout their 18-year career, this dynamic UK duo (vocalist Alison Goldfrapp and programmer Will Gregory) have tickled our collective consciousness with each passing effort.…

The Rostow Report by Ann Rostow

The juxtaposition of terror afar and security at home doesn’t diminish our concerns. If we didn’t compartmentalize we’d lapse into a paralytic depression.  VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR There’s a lot of hot legal news this month, but first, I couldn’t help noticing that Bibb County Alabama just passed a LGBT rights ordinance by a…

The Share by Paulo Murillo

Returnees In Recovery  We asked a few local clean and sober guys what it was like to get sober again and stand up as returnees in recovery after their last relapse.   WALK THROUGH SHAME I had eleven months before I relapsed. Coming back wasn’t hard for me because I knew I wanted to get sober and…

The Talk

PERSON OF CONSCIENCE “I am disgusted and appalled by reports from both the Russian media and non-governmental organizations that authorities in the Russian republic of Chechnya have rounded up, tortured, and even murdered individuals who are believed to be gay. When faced with such crimes of hate and inhumanity, it is the responsibility of every…