Neil Armstrong and the America that could have been

Those mesmerized by NASA’s accomplishments and ambitions wanted so much more out of the reticent Armstrong. AP Photo According to a Gallup Poll from 1999, only 50 percent of those surveyed could even name Neil…

Brett Kavanaugh goes to the movies

Scenes from ‘Grease 2’ that may have garnered laughs in the 1980s are cringe-worthy by today’s standards. Paramount Pictures I’m a film studies professor, so when I first saw an image of Supreme Court nominee…

How the media encourages – and sustains – political warfare

The quiet consumption of news can sustain a polarized political environment. Lightspring Since his inauguration, President Donald Trump has been waging war against the American press by dismissing unfavorable reports as “fake news” and calling…

Can pink really pacify?

Some believe the color pink can calm unruly inmates. Others say it’s a form of humiliation. Mohd KhairilX/Shutterstock.com As an interior designer, I’ve long been interested in how different colors can affect our mood and…

The future of ‘golf’ may not be on the links

To play disc golf, all you need is 20 dollars for a couple of discs, and you’re good to go. Jari Hindstroem Could disc golf become more popular than ball golf by 2028? Ask disc…