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Commentary: Inspiring hope – Top picks in 2012 pop culture

By Greg Garrett, Special Contributor… From the comeback of a beloved quarterback to the completion of a beloved movie trilogy, here are my top picks for some of the most hopeful and uplifting stories of the year. The Dark Knight Rises Christopher Nolan is, without doubt, the great popular filmmaker of our age. In blockbusters […]

A ‘dark night’ revives memories

By Kevin Anderson, Special Contributor… On May 20, 1988, a mentally ill woman named Laurie Dann walked into Hubbard Woods Elementary School in Winnetka, Ill., armed with three handguns, shot one boy in a washroom and then entered my classroom. She opened fire on us, small children taking a test about bicycle safety. She killed […]