Several years ago, shortly after his short-story collection The Tenth of September appeared, he told an interviewer that he hoped his fiction fostered empathy by inducing in readers a sort of “temporary mind-meld” with certain characters.
In the newly published tween novel by Marcy Winograd and Jackie Hirtz, 11 year-old Lola Zola becomes a super sleuth to save her struggling town from a swindler who promises to “make America greater than great again.”
Steve Hochstadt: This crazy election is only a week away. I need relief and find that my dogs ease political stress. Their simpler lives are not affected by politics and they help me recognize what is important in this life.
Ed Rampell: Among those things the GOP nominee presumably doesn’t want voters informed about is the sound and fury that surrounded Trump International Hotel and Tower at Waikiki Beach Walk
Larry Wines: Disney began to fear that some poor, unwashed kid, who was not an offspring of a wealthy family, might be able to ride with Mr. Toad or see the Haunted House with a ticket bought for some other kid.
The White Rose —in memory of Sophie Scholl, executed 22 February 1943 for opposing the Nazis How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to give himself up individually to a righteous cause? An end to terror is preferable to terror without end. —Sophie Scholl Mein Herr, the wolves of Christ […]
Mark Haison: Imagine you took a representative group of country music fans, big, strong, proud, casually and sometimes skimpily dressed, and overwhelmingly white, and eliminated most of the men! That was the Garden last night.
Paul Haeder: Like stepping stones into John Steppling’s mind, each essay is a revving reverberating call to mental action, as each essay follows the Introduction with more nitrous oxide pumped into each cylinder of the 12-cylinder motor of his mind
Frank Fear: Although Americans love sports—and college sports are at the top of the list—fundamental questions need answers: Who pays? And how much?
Larry Wines: Prince embodied the artist who pursues art for what it tells you about yourself. Not for what you can put up in lights and say “look at me.”
Larry Wines: Some years — like election years — make us more desperate for escape than others. In 1912, especially rancorous presidential campaign politics were an obsession for some, and a challenge to sanity for others.
Rev. Irene Monroe: Using footage from the 2013 New Orleans documentary That B.E.A.T as its backdrop, “Formation” is both a personal and political statement about repression and a celebration of black life in America. New Orleans Queer Culture
Joseph Palermo: Whether looking at how other nations treat their workers, expectant mothers, schoolchildren, or prisoners, Moore’s “Where To Invade Next” lays bare the heartless deficiencies in the American way of life.