Posts Tagged ‘simply’

Love to Circles

John Q. Reader
To the editor: I just got through reading “A New Curve” (Feb. 1, 2012) on the traffic circles. My wife is the one who was too busy to talk with you but yelled, “We love it!” She’s a home health occupational therapist ...


Debating Texas Identity

Author Glen Sample Ely exposes some ugly truths beneath the state’s ruggedly handsome veneer.
ZACK SHLACHTER
With Rick Perry making his bid for the U.S. presidency, you can expect to hear in his rhetoric many familiar tropes of Texas identity, especially as the governor attempts to set himself apart from the competition. Most likely, ...



Wary Christmas

Season’s greeting should include religious tolerance.
E.R. BILLS
OK, I get it: It’s Christmas, and you want to celebrate the birth of your savior. You want to decorate the trees and break out the lights and put plastic reindeer on the lawn. You want to wear Santa hats and give out a big pi...


You Don’t Know Goat

Chow, Baby
Last week, Chow, Baby promised to keep boring you with vacation slides of its latest international research trip, this time to the Caribbean coast of Colombia. Here’s one (an imaginary one; Chow Baby doesn’t photogr...



Fighting for Sanity

E. R. BILLS
In the last few years the number of suicides involving active-duty American troops has skyrocketed. In addition to engaging the enemy, a growing number of our soldiers are fighting themselves. And they’re losing.


Stop or We’ll Pay You

E. R. BILLS
Every day, John McCain chastises Barack Obama for his original stance on the troop surge in Iraq. McCain says Obama said the surge wouldn’t work and was bald-faced wrong. Obama says the surge has been effective, but there...



Green Energy

The new Hulk isn’t incredible, but it shows some modest improvement.
Kristian Lin
Welcome to Hollywood in the 21st century, a time and place where a film doesn’t need any fans to spawn a sequel.


Survivor Girl

The secret of Nim is the location of a girl’s island home in this overly silly family film.
Kristian Lin
Wendy Orr wrote a story when she was nine years old.



Year-End Games

Big Ticket
The new year is a great time to resolve to lose weight by playing more sports, but often that resolution quickly becomes “get out and watch more sports” and before long degenerates into “try to duplicate the r...