American studies

Politics
Toward the conclusion of Charles Chesnutt’s great American novel The Marrow of Tradition (1901), at the culmination of his
Politics
“It is important to address all of these issues together because they all stem from deep-seated xenophobia and exclusion.”
Politics
First and foremost, the June 14th attack on Republican Congresspeople practicing for their annual charity baseball game is
Culture & Arts
There's only one poem I can think of that comes close to defining the essence of poetry, and in it there's a literal stake
Entertainment
Well, that was one of the spookier Mad Men episodes, complete with not one but two dream sequences. As always, there be some spoilers ahead discussing this episode, the aptly titled "Mystery Date."
Books
Seymour Morris's new book is eye-opening and lively. It's a potent reminder that real history, not the tabloid fodder sprayed across the nightly news, is often made far from the limelight.