To Kill a Culture Hero

Harper Lee

Michael Haas: For many Americans, Mockingbird seemed to offer a portrayal of Clarence Darrow, who famously defended black men accused of murdering a white man in the Osseian Sweet trial of 1925.

Real Heroes Wanted

Age of Ultron

Kevin Uhrich: Can we do better than Marvel’s ‘Universe’ of overpaid psychotic misfits?

New Girl on Salt Flat Road

New Girl on Salt Flat Road

Tween novel star Lola Zola is back. . . and this time the New Girl on Salt Flat Road rocks her world. by Marcy Winograd and Jackie Hirtz The sequel to the tween novel Lola Zola and the Lemonade Crush from Brown Girls Publishing debuts May 21, 2015 n Brown Girls Publishing’s latest tween novel by educators Marcy […]

Killing Is Fun – Try It

Fury Road

Steve Hochstadt: I know the rate of violent crime in the US has been falling. But I can’t help thinking that we are systematically anesthetizing ourselves, especially our young, to the real horror of death.

And Then Verne Gagne Moved!

Verne Gagne

James W Loewen: The story of the fake wrestler who started out as a real one — and the lesson historians should draw from this.

Hippies Were Happy

happy hippies

Steve Hochstadt: Hippies did not get in your face. They didn’t send out mailers or make phone calls or knock on doors or shout into microphones. They didn’t believe that their way was necessarily better for everyone. They wanted to do their own thing.

The Morality Police

Morality Police

Walter Brasch: In the United States, the Morality Police regulate everything from the color of hair to what people do in their bedrooms.