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Fighting for Peace at ‘Hurricane Street’

Ron Kovic’s impassioned, timely memoir about the American Veterans movement picks up where “Born on the Fourth of July” leaves off.

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All the Single Ladies

Rebecca Traister excavates the economic, social and sexual options women have had historically in relation to marriage, and tracks how the growing numbers of unmarried women have advanced the fights for abolition, suffrage and labor rights.

Posted on Jun 24, 2016 READ MORE



Redefining ‘Success’ in the Age of Donald Trump

American culture is obsessed with celebrity, money and excess at the expense of ourselves and those around us. What if we defined success in terms of Gross National Happiness?

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Sherman Alexie on Writing ‘Thunder Boy Jr.’ for Brown Kids and Growing Into His Own Name

In his latest work, an illustrated children’s book, the acclaimed writer tackles new territory, drawing from his relationship to his name, his father and his tribal roots.

Posted on Jun 21, 2016 READ MORE



Dustin Lance Black on the Orlando Massacre: ‘It Is Time to Disarm Hate’

The “Milk” screenwriter offered his reasons to pause and consider the ongoing stories behind the LGBT nightclub tragedy.

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Meet El Peso Hero, a Latino Superhero Fighting Injustice on the U.S.-Mexico Border

“El Peso Hero” is not your typical comic book series. The eponymous main character defends immigrants, stands up for the disenfranchised and speaks only Spanish.

Posted on Jun 21, 2016 READ MORE



The Unbreakable Bond of Muhammad Ali and Howard Cosell

The sportscaster and boxer were cut from the same cloth. While Cosell didn’t dodge punches like Ali, both men lived with unflinching integrity.

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Shrill

With a kind of cultural jujitsu, feminist Lindy West has memorably taken on fat-shaming, rape jokes and men who harass women online under the guise of free speech. The lovely thing is that she’s funny about it.

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That Time Musician Anthony D’Amato Went to a Donald Trump Rally and Wrote a Song About It

And now for a Tuesday musical interlude, featuring the tuneful stylings of singer-songwriter Anthony D’Amato, who used his experience at a recent Trump rally in Long Island, N.Y., as research for his new song, “If You’re Gonna Build A Wall.”

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Muhammad Ali, by the Book

He may be the only athlete who merits an entire college course. Here are the books that would make up the curriculum.

Posted on Jun 11, 2016 READ MORE


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