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For posts before June 2012, please follow these links to our archives.

Callie Barr’s Black Bottom

Malcolm Tariq Georgia Review
The identity of an African American woman Callie, who was William Faulkner’s maid, is seen from different perspectives in Malcolm Tariq’s poem.

The Radical Atmosphere of the Red Clyde

Jean McNicol London Review of Books
Three new books tell the tale of Glasgow’s radical Clydeside, when militant shop stewards and the longshore community during and post World War 1 rose up against war and attacks by capital, fighting for labor dignity and a fair society for all.

A Howl of Protest about Plight of the Poor

Emma Brockes The Guardian
Poverty means bad jobs, bad credit and bad housing – but even worse is the assumption you aren't trying hard enough, as Tirado's angry, coruscating memoir proves.

Little Women for the Lean-In Generation

Eileen Jones Jacobin
With its starchy girl-power message and Meryl Streepish prestige, Little Women is bound to be a hot contender for critics’ awards, Oscars, and Golden Globes. But don’t be fooled: it’s a bad movie.

Your Last Opportunity: Let's Make Waves Together

Portside
Because of Portside, a lot of people who are determined to make their own history will have the tools to do it -- the emotional sustenance, the information, the analysis, the connections -- to meet the extraordinary situation we all confront.