Martin McGuinness: Farewell to Peacemaker or Wartime General?

Martin McGuinness: Farewell to Peacemaker or Wartime General?

Ingeborg van Teeseling

Last week the world buried Martin McGuinness, the IRA boss who became a peacemaker. Watching the procession go through the streets of Derry, my thoughts turned to his victims and my meetings with the man himself.

Extremist Movie Debate: Beauty and the Beast

Extremist Movie Debate: Beauty and the Beast

Extremist Movie Debate

In Extremist Movie Debate, Ethan and Joe’s true feelings about the movie do not matter. They flip a coin to decide who loves the movie and who hates it. They then debate it on the fly. This episode? Beauty and the Beast.

It's a Question of Etiquette—Is There Still a Place for It?

It's a Question of Etiquette—Is There Still a Place for It?

Mark Thompson

Emboldened by an Instagram post that rewarded gentlemanly etiquette, I'm wondering if that's the exception, not the rule? And I believe we need a defining rule: is etiquette dead or not?

Science Claims Dogs Manipulative—We Ask Dog to Prove It

Science Claims Dogs Manipulative—We Ask Dog to Prove It

Bingley The Cocker Spaniel

Recently, scientific findings discovered that dogs are capable of manipulation; so in order to prove it, we asked our own resident good boy, Bingley.

Coming Home, Part One

Coming Home, Part One

Jacob Meeks

Jacob Meeks describes "coming home" twice and the adjustment back to civilian life. Meeks shares insights into the anger he experiences while trying to connect with others who can't understand what he and other veterans have been through.

My Journey from Repressed Vagina-Owner to Sex-Positive Woman

My Journey from Repressed Vagina-Owner to Sex-Positive Woman

Sophia Ciocca

By virtue of my religious upbringing, I was taught to fear sex, but I am on a journey to accept the normalcy and the depth of a healthy, healing sexual experience.

Go Fu%* Me

Go Fu%* Me

Corie Skolnick

Corie Skolnick is launching a GoFundMe page to help her and Pablo buy a new house in Southern California. It won't just be a winter retreat though, they also have an agenda.

Italian Restaurant Offers 5% Discount to Quiet Kids

Italian Restaurant Offers 5% Discount to Quiet Kids

TBS Muse

An Italian restaurateur has silenced noisy kids with the most ingenious strategy—by offering their parents a discount on their meals.

Extremist Movie Debate: Kubo and the Two Strings

Extremist Movie Debate: Kubo and the Two Strings

Extremist Movie Debate

In Extremist Movie Debate, Ethan and Joe’s true feelings about the movie do not matter. They flip a coin to decide who loves the movie and who hates it. They then debate it on the fly. This episode? Kubo and the Two Strings.

The Malaphor: Making Sense of Trump's Pack of Idioms

The Malaphor: Making Sense of Trump's Pack of Idioms

Gordon Smith

One feudal figure known as Dave, the Malaphor King, has charted the nonsensical idioms of Caesar Trump and his administration. All hail, King Dave!

Elections

Residents

Martin McGuinness: Farewell to Peacemaker or Wartime General?

Ingeborg van Teeseling

Last week the world buried Martin McGuinness, the IRA boss who became a peacemaker. Watching the procession go through the streets of Derry, my thoughts turned to his victims and my meetings with the man himself.

Ladder

The Week in Media: March 11th, 2017

Denise Shrivell

Every week, The Big Smoke presents industry news curated by MediaScope. This week, we look at what keeps the world’s largest CEO up at night, the new advertising way, and how Zuckerberg rules us all.

Society

Extremist Movie Debate: Beauty and the Beast

Extremist Movie Debate

In Extremist Movie Debate, Ethan and Joe’s true feelings about the movie do not matter. They flip a coin to decide who loves the movie and who hates it. They then debate it on the fly. This episode? Beauty and the Beast.

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