“Confessions of an Educator” columnist Chris Margolin wonders where the art of typing went. Or interpersonal, face-to-face communication, for that matter.
America’s gun laws continue to be in the spotlight as an 11-year-old boy takes a gun and confronts a burglar.
On the 20th anniversary of the Port Arthur Massacre in Australia, Derryn Hinch remembers the man in the lift who turned to him and said, “He got my Gwen.”
What does the next generation think of today’s issues? Well, in our brand new segment where we publish content by students currently being mentored by The Big Smoke writers, we endeavored to find out. First up? Donald Trump.
Mike Magnuson shared a bike ride with his daughter on their way to the location of a tragic shooting that happened a year ago at Fritse Park in Menasha, Wisconsin.
The murders of eight family members in Piketon, Ohio have gripped the local community and caught the national spotlight. David J. Ballenger provides an insider’s view of the area.
Jason Arment reminisces on college living while attending Iowa State University and some of the events that ensued while living beneath four coeds.
Have a broken heart? Been betrayed? The Big Smoke counts down the 21 best songs to help heal a broken heart whatever stage you are at. (No Taylor Swift or Adele here.)
In 2015, Curtis Dawkins spent 40 days and 40 nights in “The Hole” during which time he received and read a novel (authored by Kimberly Knutsen, his former partner) that contains a fictionalized account of their life together. Below is the letter Dawkins sent Knutsen after reading it.