Tag Archives: brett yates

Generation Y
January 3, 2018

The end

By Brett Yates I began writing for this newspaper in early 2008, and it didn’t take me long to realize that I enjoy this column so much that I could…

Generation Y
December 13, 2017

Is Minnesota going to be OK?

By Brett Yates If you had asked me in 2015 to name three people from Minnesota, I probably would have thought for a moment and then come up with iconic…

Generation Y
September 20, 2017

Product review: Tropical Sour Patch Kids

By Brett Yates Sour Patch Kids, the iconic child-shaped treat invented in the 1970s by a Long Island man named Frank Galatolie, are, in my opinion, perhaps the greatest mass-produced…

Generation Y
September 6, 2017

Repeal and replace

By Brett Yates I’m aware that nearly everyone is probably tired of hearing about Confederate statues by now. But before I finally move on from the Unite the Right fallout…

Generation Y
August 31, 2017

Empathy, part two

By Brett Yates Last week, I wrote a column whose conclusion I myself found, at the very least, debatable. Fortunately, my conception of my job here has never included a…

August 31, 2017

Great article with a small problem

Dear Editor, There’s a bit of a misrepresentation in the third sentence of Brett Yates’ otherwise excellent piece “Good things for bad people” published in the Aug.23-29 edition of the…

July 27, 2017

Rebels without a cause

By Brett Yates When I read about the fiasco that ensued when the South Burlington School Board decided to change the nickname of the local high school’s sports teams, I…

July 13, 2017

My top five superheroes

By Brett Yates I’ve gotten to the point where my hatred of superhero movies is so intense that I get angry just seeing that a new one has been released….

July 5, 2017

The world is a sandwich

By Brett Yates One of the important duties I’ve set for this column has been the task of settling, once and for all, in the inviolable space of print, some…