Monthly Archives: February 2014


So is gay marriage constitutional or what?

By Tom Watts In light of the Virginia gay marriage decision last week, Bostic v. Rainey, it seems appropriate to revisit the constitutional status of gay marriage. The courts have moved rapidly on this issue, and a summary from even a year ago would do little justice to the current situation. As Slate has pointed…


Longreads: Fighting Addiction

Author: Emily Hogin Like a lot of people from families affected by addiction, I cried when I read that Philip Seymour Hoffman died. The details of his relapse and death are chilling: after 23 years sober, he told TMZ a year ago that he had fallen off the wagon after taking prescription painkillers and checked…

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