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Introducing Old Friends to the New Me

There were no “reunion show” antics at my 20-year high-school reunion, except when I was talking with one of the people I most anticipated seeing and observed how so many of our former classmates looked exactly...

Sometimes “Y”: The Court’s All Right

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy was overrated, as is the overall import both political sides attach to supreme court nominations. There are reasonable and well-meaning conservatives who cared enough ...
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Ryan Lee: Booty call-based interventions

The fewer secrets you have, the more people seem willing to give you theirs. An almost reckless candor about my marijuana use and promiscuity has made me a repository for disclosures that people are reticent to...
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Ryan Lee: ‘Love, Simon’ is a middling masterpiece

Ever since Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist cuddled on big screens across America, Hollywood has spoiled gay audiences to the point it's tempting to forget generations of mistreatment, from the padlocks the industr...
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Ryan Lee: Longer, blessed days

I stopped participating in daylight saving about five years ago, but not like Arizona and other rebellious states that refuse to change time twice a year. Simply, there are no clocks in my daily life that requi...
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Ryan Lee: Entering ‘the Life,’ after death

While waves of celebrity deaths have washed across Hollywood the past few years, a new trend involving the bygone rich-and-famous has emerged at the dawn of 2018: gay ghosts. The surviving peers of deceased sta...