Columnist David Erik Nelson interviews Ari Kohen, director of the Forsythe Family Program on Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs at the University of Nebraska, about a question highlighted in Dylan Farrow’s allegations against Woody Allen: In everyday commerce, how do we decide how deeply we want to engage with people who we are fairly confident have done terrible things?
In this month’s “In it for the Money” column David Erik Nelson writes about bed bugs – from his own experience. He also critiques the “press release reporting” of the bed bug issue, and lays out some actual facts about bed bugs and incidence of infestation closer to home, in Washtenaw County.
In this month’s “In it for the Money” column, David Erik Nelson writes about his inability to plan far enough ahead to find Xanukah candles this year. And he shares how he, a Jewish man in a “mixed marriage” with a woman who is not a Jew, explains Christmas to his son: “Gentiles – even otherwise secular Gentiles – make great sacrifices at this time of year in the pursuit of these rituals, and in assuring that even the least among them are able to participate in ritual gift exchange.”
In this month’s “In it for the Money” column, David Erik Nelson writes about Miss America. He interviewed Nina Nina Davuluri on Nov. 1, 2013, when she delivered remarks at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business as part of the India Business conference. His story is the several stories that the legitimate press should have shown up to cover. Nelson’s predicting a 2028 U.S. presidential candidacy for Davuluri, and right now he’s inclined to vote for her.
In this month’s “In it for the Money” column, David Erik Nelson tackles the ethical dilemma posed by RoboRoach, a do-it-yourself kit that will be shipping this holiday season. The RoboRoach requires surgery on a cockroach to install some wires and equipment, after which electrical stimulation can be given to the cockroach remotely – by using a smart phone app. Nelson’s take on the topic makes this a Thanksgiving column.
In this month’s “In it for the Money” column, David Erik Nelson provides a blow-by-blow description of how to buy a live pig and transform it into meat you can eat. All the background on weights and measures is provided, as well as a list of contacts for various services and sources to get you started.
In his monthly “In it for the Money” column, David Erik Nelson shares the secret to becoming a professional writer. It’s a four-step process: (1) Get a Baby; (2) Write Some Stuff; (3) Go to Library Story Time; (4) Check Your Email. In his column, he lays out the steps in more detail.