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Griots for a Global Village

Griots for a Global Village

Dec 10 2011

This year marks the 100th birthday of Romare Bearden, and yesterday’s article by Holland Cotter (with a slideshow) noted several ongoing celebrations…

Blurb is a Verb: Your Book Trailer as Calling Card: A Success Story

Blurb is a Verb: Your Book Trailer as Calling Card: A Success Story

Dec 10 2011

Guest post on Sarah Pinneo’s helpful book publicity blog.

WPA Stories Caught the Quiet Before Pearl Harbor

WPA Stories Caught the Quiet Before Pearl Harbor

Dec 07 2011

On the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, it’s hard to imagine a time when that name didn’t sound shadowed…

Touring the Occupied Lands

Touring the Occupied Lands

Nov 11 2011

Last week a visit to the Occupy DC movement in McPherson Square revealed an impressive level of awareness and a sense of…

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…