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Kingston After Dark: Autumn spectacular

Kingston After Dark: Autumn spectacular

2018 has been a hugely emotionally challenging year for many people. Considering all the draining forces at play in what passes for the sphere of public “discourse” these days, it is a wonder that in the upcoming O-Positive we have a homegrown festival that helps us redirect our conversations and concentration toward wellness and creativity.

The law is a blunt instrument

The law is a blunt instrument

For those who believe in the noble ideals underlying the brand called America, it’s tempting to think of Kavanaugh’s probable confirmation to the highest court in the land as a tumble from grace. But let’s be real: The courts have never done their job on rape. Right now, all over this country, children — boys as well as girls — are confronting their own mortality in bedrooms and back alleys, at the hands of people they can’t physically or socially escape. And SCOTUS will never hear them.