A tribute to Johnny Winter by Mark Ellis.
Portland journalist and writer Mark Ellis is the author of Ladder Memory: Stories from the Painting Trade
Mark Ellis, en route to Hawaii for a new life with his family, remembers the day the country grieved — and the day it began to heal.
Mark Ellis remembers the groundbreaking singer songwriter of thrash-death-speed metal band Slayer, who passed away earlier this month.
Mark Ellis may be a political animal, but he can relate to the little girl in this video who’s tired of “Bronco Bama” and Mitt Romney.
Brush up on the methods for completely covering old paint—and all the safety bases—with veteran housepainter Mark Ellis.
After domestic violence ends in a murder-suicide on the police station steps, some women begin to protect themselves and their loved ones with deadly force.
Politically conservative writer Mark Ellis weighs in on Mitt Romney’s “47%” speech, and explains why he thinks the candidate should own that statement instead of trying to make it go away.
Mark Ellis had the icon of a Scotsman appear and disappear in his childhood, and years later wonders if political correctness can obfuscate vital truths.
Mark Ellis looks back on elections of the past, taking note of the convention that changed him from a Democrat to a Republican.
Are you a conservative guy looking for the best and brightest women in TV news? Mark Ellis has a quick-referenc guide to the most powerful dames in conservative news.
Mark Ellis ponders what it takes to make a song a true Male Anthem, and lists the 10 he thinks fit the bill.
Mark Ellis believes that in the case of those who sexually abuse or murder children, there should be no mercy for “good behavior,” no cover-ups, and no reassignments.
Muslim lawyer and best-selling author Qasim Rashid has challenged Hirsi Ali to a public debate. Will she accept?
Divorce can leave you feeling like love is impossible. Quentin Hafner opens the door to finding love again—and making it last.
Spring Break, the cruelest prank the public schools system ever played on the average working American parent.
Sometimes, you just feel a bad parent. But that doesn’t mean its true.
Professional photographer, Vincent Pugliese, shares his love of sports, one picture and one memory at a time.
The majority of American news outlets and police officers exhibit racial bias in their work.
Tim Lineaweaver shares his views on how to replace the desperation of an unfulfilled life with joy.
William Boyle on the history of eugenics, and how it’s still harming our kids today.
Criminal justice reform takes more than discussion and legislation. It takes courage, action, and maybe some new technology.
Why does Steven Lake want to get married after many years of happy cohabiting? Will marriage spoil a good thing?
The article confirmed what I had already known for about a decade: I was doomed to a nasty, short, and miserable life.
Why waste your time creating something you don’t care about, aren’t invested in? Life is too short.
This is an open letter to my father, Marvin Jacobs, describing his character—and even more important, the actions he’s taken to demonstrate it through his life.
Ty Phillips is raising his girls to be confident, independent women, because who they are and who they become isn’t up to him.
When we love, we can often stumble into loss. Nathan Graziano shares with us the story of one of his first loves, leaving us to reel in the heartbreaking reality that is loving someone with depression.
Lodro Rinzler has a new take on the question every kid is asked: What do you want to be when you grow up?
What do we do when someone we know—a friend, a brother, a family member—is found to be abusing someone else? Saumya Arya Haas, with great sadness, decided what she needed to do.
There is a beauty in the human connection that comes from falling in love with someone you don’t know.
You know that moment when you’d like to rip her clothes off, and she’s given you the green light, and you are just too tired to care? That job.
Alex Yarde doesn’t look like someone who shaves, but oh how the BIC Flex 5 helps him get at the places he needs! #SmoothUp