Communication, honesty are key to healthy polyamory

Communication, honesty are key to healthy polyamory

Polyamory, open relationships, and non-monogamy are popular fads — and terrifying concepts. Not many people want their partner to interact romantically, intimately, or sexually with another person. Ox Fotheringham     In fact, the thought of that might generate...
CBD oil and cannabis in Iowa: the basics

CBD oil and cannabis in Iowa: the basics

With laws about cannabis and CBD changing fast in Iowa, in nearby states and at the federal level, it can be overwhelming trying to keep up with what’s legal and what’s not, truth and fiction surrounding CBD and cannabis, and what to expect coming up. We’ve researched...
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Opinions from Readers

Opinions from Readers

Re. “Being Black in ‘Progressive’ Iowa City” (Latisha McDaniel Grife, December 2018) Hi, I moved out of Iowa to Western Washington a few years ago, but want to share an experience I had out your way. I went to college in Mt. Vernon in the late 1990s. Going to be up...
Blocking the wrong people: back in Facebook jail

Blocking the wrong people: back in Facebook jail

In March, Facebook announced a new ban on white nationalist, white separatist, and white supremacist content. Latisha McDaniel Grife For many, this seemed like a long overdue policy change.  Others said they would believe it when they see it. For me, this policy fails...
AIDS documentary recalls heartbreaking activism

AIDS documentary recalls heartbreaking activism

Early on in the documentary “How to Survive a Plague,” activist Larry Kramer is shown giving a motivating speech to a group of young New Yorkers. He asks half of the large audience to stand up, then announces, “All of you are going to be dead in six months. Now what...