Kelly Williams Brown is an award-winning reporter, columnist and author of Adulting: How to Become A Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Straight Talk

Everyone’s favorite American statesman emerged from retirement this week to sound off on Iraq. What if he sounded off on our personal problems, as well? Read on and weep.

Place Your Bets

Stifling heat! Awkwardly drunken work barbecues! The secret shame of loving the Song of the Summer! Get prepared for what this most glorious season most likely has coming your way.


They pop up all the time, but just irregularly enough that you don't expect them: a delicate balance of persuasion, threat, and desperation that's as rough on public radio employees as it is on you.