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    Ann Rostow: Yes, Puppet

    Ann Rostow: Yes, Puppet

    By Ann Rostow Yes, Puppet There was something about the way he said it. “Nooo PUPPet! Nooo PUPPet!” It was mindlessly delightful to me, and I could not get it…

    Ann Rostow: Billy Buddy

    Ann Rostow:  Billy Buddy

    By Ann Rostow Billy Buddy Do you know what scene bothered me the most in the Access Hollywood tape? It’s when Billy Bush asked the actress Arianna Zucker to give…

    Ann Rostow: Where’s My Line?

    Ann Rostow: Where’s My Line?

    By Ann Rostow Where’s My Line? I’ve spent the last ten days or so uncharacteristically avoiding political coverage on TV, because I could not bear to contemplate Trump’s improving chance…

    Ann Rostow: Get Well Soon!

    Ann Rostow: Get Well Soon!

    By Ann Rostow Get Well Soon! Hello, everyone. Are any of you as petrified as Mel and me, hanging onto the edge of the cliff by our fingernails for the…

    Ann Rostow: Send in The Penguins

    Ann Rostow: Send in The Penguins

    By Ann Rostow Send in The Penguins Remember a long time ago when North Carolina passed its antigay and anti-trans law “HB2?” That was roughly five months ago, and yes,…

    Ann Rostow: Thanks for Nothing, Justice Breyer!

    Ann Rostow: Thanks for Nothing,  Justice Breyer!

    By Ann Rostow Thanks for Nothing, Justice Breyer! As the last issue went to press came the extraordinary news that the U.S. Supreme Court effectively reversed the Fourth Circuit’s ruling…

    Ann Rostow: Terrorists – One, Cleveland Pride: Zero

    Ann Rostow: Terrorists – One, Cleveland Pride: Zero

    By Ann Rostow Terrorists: One, Cleveland Pride: Zero I’m ashamed to tell you that I always wanted Donald Trump to win the GOP nomination because (obviously!) his candidacy would ensure…

    Ann Rostow: The Truth is Out There

    Ann Rostow: The Truth is Out There

    By Ann Rostow The Truth is Out There I’ve started and stopped this column twice already, pissed off at all kinds of developments around the country—police killings of innocent Black…

    Ann Rostow: A Little Courage, Folks!

    Ann Rostow: A Little Courage, Folks!

    By Ann Rostow A Little Courage, Folks! In the course of my deadline day procrastinations this morning, I read every word of my local paper, the Austin American Statesman, from…

    Ann Rostow: We’ve All Been to Pulse

    Ann Rostow:  We’ve All Been to Pulse

    By Ann Rostow We’ve All Been to Pulse There’s a version of Pulse in every city, and we’ve all been there. We’ve all met friends there on a Saturday night. We’ve all…