Communiqués From Geezerville: Via Tongatapu in the Kingdom of Tonga

Communiqués From Geezerville: Via Tongatapu in the Kingdom of Tonga

Corie Skolnick

Corie Skolnick’s latest Communiqués From Geezerville “Via Tongatapu in the Kingdom of Tonga” has her reflecting on her trip to Tonga in light of the recent volcanic eruption.

Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise LXXIV: More Tragic, Too Common

Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise LXXIV: More Tragic, Too Common

John Michael

John Michael’s column Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise ponders life and people. In “More Tragic, Too Common,” he shares about driving around people in need and common stories among them.

The Big Smoke Next Gen: From COVID-19 to Zainiac 19

The Big Smoke Next Gen: From COVID-19 to Zainiac 19

Zain Hamdia

What does the next generation think of today’s issues? The Big Smoke’s Next Gen program publishes students mentored by Big Smoke editors and writers. Meet Zain, age 13. How has he spent his time during COVID? Building robots from scratch.

Sugar Detox? Cutting Carbs? A Doctor Explains Why You Should Keep Fruit on the Menu

Sugar Detox? Cutting Carbs? A Doctor Explains Why You Should Keep Fruit on the Menu

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In my clinical experience, myths about “sugar” and carbohydrates are common among patients and health professionals.

Risen Apes: Gearhead

Risen Apes: Gearhead

S.M. Park

S.M. Park’s column Risen Apes about being a 70-year-old boomer. In “Gearhead,” Park recalls every vehicle he’s had over the years and explains why he prefers walking.

Tonga Eruption Was So Intense, It Caused the Atmosphere To Ring Like a Bell

Tonga Eruption Was So Intense, It Caused the Atmosphere To Ring Like a Bell

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A meteorologist studying oscillations of the global atmosphere for almost 40 years explains how the Tonga eruption was so powerful it caused the atmosphere to ring like a bell.

Alpha, Delta, and Omicron – Six Questions Answered As COVID-19 Continues To Surge

Alpha, Delta, and Omicron – Six Questions Answered As COVID-19 Continues To Surge

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Omicron has fueled a rapid surge in cases globally. We asked a team of virologists and immunologists from the University of Colorado Boulder to answer pressing questions.

Jockey Shows the Rawer Side of Horse Racing

Jockey Shows the Rawer Side of Horse Racing

James Jay Edwards

James Jay Edwards reviews Jockey, a drama film written by Clint Bentley and Greg Kwedar and starring Clifton Collins Jr. and Molly Parker. (Sony Pictures Classics)

Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise LXXIII: See with Kindness

Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise LXXIII: See with Kindness

John Michael

John Michael’s column Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise ponders life and people. In “See with Kindness,” he thinks about money, politics, inner peace, and kindness.

Cozcacuauhtli: Protester Facing Incarceration for Dancing

Cozcacuauhtli: Protester Facing Incarceration for Dancing

F.I. Goldhaber

January 6 insurrectionists see almost no penalties for terrorizing Congress and damaging the Capitol. Cozcacuauhtli faces years of incarceration for Danza Azteca in front of an ICE building.

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Jockey Shows the Rawer Side of Horse Racing

James Jay Edwards

James Jay Edwards reviews Jockey, a drama film written by Clint Bentley and Greg Kwedar and starring Clifton Collins Jr. and Molly Parker. (Sony Pictures Classics)

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Fighting the Evil Captain Moron and His Minions

Sean Davis

In Sean Davis’s latest Dispatches From the Apocalypse, “Fighting the Evil Captain Moron and His Minions,” Davis reviews this week in politics and looks at what is wrong with the American political process today. 

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