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Why the Chicks Dropped Their "Dixie"

Amanda Petrusich The New Yorker
The all-female country band, formerly "The Dixie Chicks," which survived an instance of proto-cancel culture for its politics in the past, again wants to meet the current moment.

'John Lewis: Good Trouble’ A Portrait of an American Hero

David Fear Rolling Stone
John Lewis declares that, during the 1960s, he was arrested “a few times.” Then the elder statesman and éminence grise of the civil rights movement pauses before correcting himself in front of the large Dallas crowd he’s addressing: “40 times…"

Unsteady Work

Laura Marsh Dissent
"'Temporary' is the rare novel that reckons with unsteady work," says reviewer Marsh. "If the book is a surreal, absurd, sometimes self-defeating entry in the office genre, that is because temporary work is all those things."