Danial Adkison

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  • 9 years ago

    Together, the words Holocaust and comedy hardly have the ring of, say, borscht and belt. With good reason. Drawing anything but horror from a piece set amid the greatest human rights disaster in history would test the limits of the deftest directo...

  • 10 years ago

    This could be the summer of love. New York State's highest court could decide as soon as this week whether to give gay and lesbian couples the right to marry. The Court of Appeals heard arguments on behalf of more than 40 couples on May 31, and ex...

  • 10 years ago

    These three names alone should guarantee a full house: Dan Savage, Andrew Sullivan, Erica Jong. Savage edits Seattle alt-weekly The Stranger, writes a nationally syndicated sex advice column that appears weekly in these pages, and originated the t...

  • 10 years ago

    Trading groupthink for group therapy, adherents of the embattled minority currently known by the L-word (no, not lesbians—liberals) gather in a downtown book bunker to strategize, prophesize, and commiserate. And there's a lot of fortune reve...

  • 10 years ago

    When Alexis de Tocqueville toured the United States in 1831, the country had 24 states. Slavery was still legal across the South. Women could not vote. Still, the musings and predictions in his Democracy in America proved prescient enough that the...

  • 10 years ago

    Turns out that the familiar bearded figure responsible for the spine-tingling eloquence of the Second Inaugural Address wrote these chilling-in-a-different-way verses years earlier: "Yes! I've resolved the deed to do,/And this the place to do it:/...


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