MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Promising to never stop fighting for transgender men and women, Del. Danielle Walker, D-Monongalia, urged West Virginia University to take a stand against House Bill 3293, during a protest outside of the Mountainlair student union Monday evening. If signed into law by Gov. …


Probably like seven or eight years ago, I came across a twitter account called @Santa__Claus (which does not exist anymore). It was like Santa had a real twitter; he talked about things he was doing throughout the year to get ready for Christmas and then on Dec. 24 he would…


Adrianne Curry, season 1 winner of “America’s Next Top Model.”

I wonder if Adrianne Curry still thinks about me? She crosses my mind on occasion. Ours was a brief encounter; I knew her from the television, and I’m sure she had no clue who I was. …


Something about presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg just comes off a little queer to me. The way he lives his life, I just don’t know if I can approve of it. That he does it so openly and freely, without a care in the world — I mean, how do I…


Bruiser Brody, subject of a ‘Dark Side of the Ring’ episode

Despite the PG-era mandate of making everything fun and happy in today’s WWE, things are not always as positive as they seem. That less-than-rosy side is what Vice, along with producers Jason Eisener and Evan Husney, are examining in the six-episode first season of “Dark Side of the Ring.” Premiering…


Originally published 04–20–15 at chris slater dot blogspot dot com

Today is April 20, which if we’re writing the date out with numerals is 4/20, which is a marijuana term 4:20, which is sort of an unofficial “meeting time” to partake.

With marijuana legalization happening in several states and medicinal…


The title is a joke. Kurt Cobain wanted that to be the title of what became the final Nirvana album.

I was going through a box the other day and came across a notepad from late 2015 or early 2016. I was 29 years old, and going to turn 30 that summer. I was thinking about life, and decided to write down some of these thoughts. …


For the last part of 2017 and first half of 2018, I was writing a blog for the Charleston Gazette-Mail called “30-Something.” It spawned from an idea I had to help give that young adult, 20- and 30-something audience a voice. I was reading the editorial page of the newspaper…


There were way too many people wandering around this Books A Million for me to be posing with a stuffed owl.

Harry Potter is such a pop culture phenom, and to illustrate that, I received far more personalized feedback on my book one review than I do for most other blog posts. …


About a year ago, I matched up on Tinder with a girl who worked behind the scenes at channel 13 news. I had recently moved to the area and was trying to figure out who was who at what station. With hindsight, I realize what I asked this girl was…

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