Columns

May it Please the Palate

April 18, 2014

 “Dad?Cuisine” My father was not the cook in our family. One time my mother was quite ill, and my dad gathered me and my sisters, ruefully telling us, “Well kids, I guess we don’t eat dinner tonight.” My poor mom, within ...

Destination Divorce

April 18, 2014

 By Marie E. Matyjaszek Destination weddings are still popular with many couples, but how many “destination divorces” do you hear about?  I’d venture to say not too many.  If you happen to get divorced in a foreign country, ...

Sports in the Courts

April 18, 2014

 View of players as chattel may not survive challenge Nick Roumel Last month my colleague and co-columnist Ned Macey brought you up to speed on the petition of the Northwestern University football players, filed with the National Labor Relations Board, ...

May it Please the Palate

April 18, 2014

 Like my Shawarma status! There is a thin line between providing a good recipe, and boasting about your recipe. Watch any cooking show. There’s the moment of truth where the TV chef finishes his or her creation. Some of them go to taste it, closing ...

Displaced: How Michigan Districts are ignoring anti-seniority reforms

April 18, 2014

 By Audrey Spalding “Displaced” is what one teacher called it. In 2010, Jackson Public Schools used seniority to dictate who would be laid off and who would be moved into a different position in order to ensure senior teachers stayed in the ...

May it Please the Palate

April 18, 2014

 Seven shocking things you didn’t know you could do with butter Journalism is dead. It has been replaced by lists. 1. If you rub 1/4 cup of butter on a snow shovel, you will prevent the snow from sticking to the shovel. This saves the time of always ...