By Rev. Irene Monroe | May 23
This May 11th sadly marked the tenth anniversary of the murder of Sakia Gunn of Newark, N.J. And her murder is mired, at best, by myths and, at worst, malicious intent.
LIFE IN THE SLOW LANE
By Judah Leblang | May 23
Back around 1990 I lived near Wellington Circle in Medford, in a working-class Italian-American neighborhood. I felt a bit lost there, far away from my few Boston-area friends and my job at Boston University. But one benefit of living in that 'hood was the park that snaked along one side of the Mystic River, and the running path that went through it.
HOLDING THE CENTER
By Richard J. Rosendall | May 23
New York novelist Dawn Powell wrote on the cusp of World War II, "Civilization stood on a ledge, and in the tension of waiting it was a relief to have one little man jump." Alas, these days the crazy ones don't jump off ledges, they get elected to Congress.
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By Rev. Irene Monroe | May 15
On May 1st, Jason Collins, the 7' 0" center for the Washington Wizards, and a former Boston Celtics, came out. His statement, "I?m a 34-year-old NBA center. I?m black. And I?m gay" made the cover story for the May 6 issue of "Sports Illustrated."
By Judah Leblang | May 8
When I meet friends around my own age, particularly those I haven't seen in a while, we have different versions of the same conversation.
By Rev. Irene Monroe | May 8
There are a lot of sound reasons to critique Keynesian economics, but a reason that its creator was gay shouldn't be one of them.