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Voices of Frustration

Voices of Frustration

Oct 07 2011

Well, things change in a week. The protest on Wall Street has gathered momentum in cities across the country. In TheRoot today,…

What Happened to the Left?

What Happened to the Left?

Sep 30 2011

In Michael Kazin’s recent essay in the New York Times, he pointed out that measures that became institutionalized during the New Deal…

Amid Jobs Talk, Action for Creatives

Amid Jobs Talk, Action for Creatives

Sep 15 2011

In a show of innovation and rare unity, nearly a dozen private foundations have partnered with the National Endowment for the Arts…

Stetson Kennedy Delved into Florida Life

Stetson Kennedy Delved into Florida Life

Aug 29 2011

Stetson Kennedy records his wife Edith in 1939. Stetson Kennedy, who died on Saturday as Hurricane Irene stormed up the East Coast,…

Writing Progress

Writing Progress

Aug 15 2011

Coming on the heels of a writing workshop myself, I came across this site for building writers’ skills and sense of work.…

Feeling the Heat of Hell

Feeling the Heat of Hell

Jul 22 2011

This current heat wave is shattering records that have stood since the 1930s Dust Bowl days. From Texas to Vermont, roads are…

Watch Those Footsteps on the Capital Sidewalks

Watch Those Footsteps on the Capital Sidewalks

Jul 14 2011

On the streets of Washington, DC these days, it’s easy to walk right past addresses that are not famous but from which…

Happy Birthday, Margaret Walker

Happy Birthday, Margaret Walker

Jul 08 2011

This month there are several chances to see Soul of a People: Writing America’s Story on the Smithsonian Channel. (Check here for…

School Libraries Under Fire

School Libraries Under Fire

Jun 28 2011

    My early memories of reading take me back to the library at Washington Mill Elementary, where in third or fourth grade…

Three Writers Tackle History

Three Writers Tackle History

Jun 15 2011

Last Saturday at the AIW Writers’ Conference held at The Writer’s Center, a trio of fine authors — Barbara Esstman, C.M. Mayo…