Check out some of my favorite nonfiction pieces!

I was excited about Netflix’s Grace and Frankie from the moment I heard about it in late 2014. 

If you haven’t watched the show, it is a dramedy featuring Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston playing two men, Robert and Sol, who have fallen in love with each other over the last 20 years as law partners, and their now ex-wives, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as Grace and Frankie, picking up the pieces of their lives together. 

You had me from there. That the series really focuses on the two women was an added bonus. Grace and Frankie does a lot of things really well, but there is one thing about the show’s execution that feels lackluster to me — the complete lack of discussion about Sol being bi or pansexual, or bi or panromantic.

In fact, the words have never even been used on the show. 

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Le Button and Aydin Kwan first met as fellow students the Masters of Library Science Program at the University of Washington. They got to know one another little by little, and realized they were the perfect partners for this. Thus their semester-long capstone project was born for their master’s program – the Queer Comics Database.

 

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CHATHAM — Saturday’s rally in Charlottesville has prompted many cities across the nation to remove Confederate monuments, or begin discussing the value of keeping those monuments in public spaces in their communities.

That discussion has been ongoing locally for years, thanks to Danville’s and Pittsylvania County’s rich histories, which stretches back before the Civil War. In fact, the city of Danville is known to Civil War buffs as the Last Capital of the Confederacy.

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Steve Scott started running when the new Danville Family YMCA was built in 2014, because they didn’t include racquetball in their new equipment.

Before then, he’d “never run a day in his life.”

In April, Scott will be running in the Boston Marathon, along with two other friends from the Danville area, thanks to encouragement from The Brick, a running store, on Main Street.

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Though it might not be something to cross the radar of many people, this particular dairy product has caught the attention of a few state legislators.

In fact, a pair of identical bills seeks to change the law now regulating how people in Virginia get the product, which is done much like buying a time share, except in this instance it’s a cow.

 

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MOUNT HERMON — “This has been the worst six months of our lives,” Leigh Ann Stevenson said as she watched her 8- and 3-year-old daughters play.

In July, she lost her job as a nurse.

In August, she wrecked her car.

At the end of September, doctors at Duke University Hospital diagnosed Brynlee, the 3-year-old daughter, with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a blood and bone marrow cancer.

The little girl started chemotherapy the next day, even though she had no insurance.

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