All of the recent news about the French satire magazine "Charlie Hebdo" has caused much discussion about the role of satire in the public arena. And some confusion about the literary forms of parody and satire. So let's try to clear the air.
Considering that there are literally libraries full of medical and scientific research books that have been written about the anatomy, function, pathology and disease of the human spine, the title of this column is ambitious.
Last week was a glorious week in Steamboat Springs, Colo. -- thanks to the Nashville Ski Club. Known to most of us for great alpine skiing, Steamboat is actually a year-round mecca for great food, and snow/river sports of all kinds.
Every story has a "back story."
The other day I read a story about a shoplifter who was apprehended by the store's "loss prevention officer."
An MTSU professor has created something revelatory that is part journalism, part literature and totally awe-inspiring.
Alex Malarkey did not die. He didn't go to Heaven either.
When MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee saw media reports about Blackman High School's new Collegiate Academy back in the fall, he knew what he had to do.
"I immediately called ... and said, 'We want in.'"
National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), will be celebrated from Feb. 2-6. This week-long celebration highlights the tremendous impact school counselors have on helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.
Not too long ago a patient came to see me about a number of complaints. In general terms, she just felt bad most of the time.
Media coverage of the terrorist attack on the French satire magazine "Charlie Hebdo" has also exposed to the public a number of issues journalists debate every day. And while certainly not as essential as the debate over free press itself, they do shine a light on the craft of journalism.
"The French Connection" is a drama-thriller movie that was released in 1971. It stars actor Gene Hackman as New York City Detective Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle, who breaks up a major heroin pipeline transporting narcotics from Marseille, France, to the docks of New York City. It is based on a true story.
According to the International Association of Pet Fashion Professionals, fluffy Christmas sweaters are real tail-waggers this winter.
MTSU financial aid representatives and our partners with the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation have a belated Christmas present for any prospective college student and their parents or guardians.
With the end of one year, and the beginning of another, it's time for New Year's Resolutions, those new things we are going to try to do that are going to make our lives better.
Statistics indicate that about 40-50 percent of the readers of this column will have made New Year's Resolutions already. Less than 10 percent will be sticking to the resolutions by March.
When showing some of my wildlife photography recently at a nursing home, someone asked: "Are you a professional bird watcher?"
Conspiracy: a combination of persons banded secretly together and resolved to accomplish an evil or unlawful end reference: Webster's Third New International Dictionary.
Latest evidence civilization, as we have known it, is doomed:
Sprint has announced it is dropping its sponsorship of NASCAR's premier series, Sprint Cup, at the end of the 2015 season.
Dr. F. Murray Mathis, a Southern Baptist minister, has spoken and prayed with small groups and even groups of thousands on many occasions. After all, his Christian ministry stretches over a half-century.
Even in these challenging economic times, money is available to help college students realize their ambitions.
For ages, the Irish have labored under the stereotype of being preternaturally inclined to overindulge in alcohol.
Back in the '50's and '60's, we were told television was going to erase illiteracy, promote democracy, and in general improve life for millions of people around the world.
If you are over the age of 30, this article is for you.