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

John Edgar Wideman's "Writing to Save a Life"

Charles R. Larson Counterpunch
Wideman's mixed-genre work examines the lives and legacies of the young Till, his father, Louis Till, and what they can tell us about racism and about families.

Small Businesses Are Overrated

Matt Bruenig Jacobin
We shouldn’t fetishize mom and pops. They offer lower wages, skimpier benefits, and inferior labor protections.