Tag: Culture

Dick Gregory, Comedian and Civil Rights Activist, Dead at 84

Dick Gregory, pioneering comedian, author and civil rights activist, died Saturday at the age of 84. “It is with enormous sadness that the Gregory family confirms that their father, comedic legend and civil rights activist…

Inside the Changing Leather Scene

They arrive beneath an ornate spiral staircase in the marble foyer of Chicago’s Congress Plaza hotel wearing leather dog m­asks, Dalmatian-print rompers, and wrestling singlets with zippers strategically placed down the cleft of their glutes….

50th Anniversary Flashback: Taking On Guns

In 1980, the nation’s gun-violence epidemic hit close to home for Rolling Stone when John Lennon was gunned down by Mark David Chapman. For the magazine’s founder, the slaying in New York sparked a now-four-decade commitment…

What the Left Can Do After Charlottesville

On Friday evening at St. Paul’s Memorial Church in Charlottesville, Virginia, minister-in-training Brittany Caine-Conley – also lead organizer of Congregate, an interfaith group of clergy – held an interfaith service for hundreds of participants including…

Flashback: Unabomber Publishes His ‘Manifesto’

By 2017 standards, a bearded man ranting in his manifesto about how “one of the most widespread manifestations of the craziness of our world is leftism” might, at best, have a chance ending up name-checked…