Review: Dark Tourist

By John Ruberry Twenty minutes into the first episode of a new Netflix series, Dark Tourist, not only did I ascertain what dark tourism is, I realized that I am a dark tourist. After all, I'm someone who has vacationed in Detroit. Twice. I've visited the most dangerous neighborhoods of Chicago. I've been to Gary, … Continue reading Review: Dark Tourist

Report from Louisiana: Loose Thoughts

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – Loose thoughts this week from Northwest Louisiana: Apollo 1 Memorial: It’s been fifty years since Gus Grissom, Roger Chaffee and Ed White died in a flash fire that engulfed their capsule during a routine training mission and as she has each year, Grissom’s widow, Betty, was in Florida at the … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Loose Thoughts

Sorry Martin Robbins: Mars needs Kirk Not Hofstadter

This week the Guardian Newspaper & Martin Robbins  provided proof positive that there is no subject that can not produce liberal angst, even subjects that concerning things far in the future: How can our future Mars colonies be free of sexism and racism? The white, male European conquerors of the New World and 19th-century American … Continue reading Sorry Martin Robbins: Mars needs Kirk Not Hofstadter