As the San Francisco poet Beau Beausoleil explains, “The tidal wave of commercialized mourning for the Queen prompted this poem to write itself.”
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If you want a timely and persuasive antidote to the conventional narrative predicting the inevitable loss of Democratic congressional majorities in November, read this book.
This tell-all tale gives essential background to understanding one of the most notorious figures in modern U.S. politics.
Three new movies recall the 1930s gangster movie era, but with a twist. They sketch the outlines of a dysfunctional social and economic reality by focusing on people who are caught in the gears of the system, in one way or another
If there’s one thing neurogastronomy can teach us, it’s that when it comes to food, sometimes it’s better to rack our brains.
People are angry about nonwhite elves in Middle Earth, and the actors find themselves having to respond to the controversy. Yes, you read that correctly.
Beloit Poetry Journal
“Ours in an old war,” says the poet Kathryn Bratt-Pfotenhauer. “It has a beard and calls itself Uncle.”
The discovery of a plaque showing a member of the Ku Klux Klan at the US military academy made headlines. One member of the commission which recommended its removal is a historian of the US army and the lost cause myth.
The New Republic
A new book argues that Whitman’s celebration of fellow feeling could unite America today.
Quartz via Secret Breakfast Newletter
Ben & Jerry's is know for its outspoken advocacy on issues ranging from climate change to economic inequalityn and also for expressing its social values in the form of limited-edition frozen desserts.