Mass shootings are often described as “tragedies.” Using a different word could help stop them.
Nicomedes Santa Cruz worked from within the Spanish décima tradition to stage the recovery of his Afro-Peruvian roots.
For Memorial Day, a reflection on war and how storytelling can help veterans heal.
Guinean writer María Nsué Angüé’s novel Ekomo explores the liminality of being in a moment of deep crisis.
You can’t read Stephen Vincent Benét without recognizing his faith in the promise of America. Catch up on this middlebrow writer well worth a re-read.
One observation after fifty years spent observing historical trends: we live in perilous times.
Underrated and underread: the work of Mexican feminist writer Rosario Castellanos can be considered a literary act of resistance, a way of carving out a female space in public intellectual life.
Middlebrow writer Edna Ferber’s 1929 novel Cimarron puts forward questions as relevant today as they were when the novel was first published.
The work of 20th century middlebrow writers like Booth Tarkington is in danger of being forgotten. But it shouldn’t be.
Is patriotism America’s civil religion? Is it, even, a means of reproducing inequality? Francesco Duina conducted in-depth interviews of the patriotic poor in Montana and Alabama, and came away with more questions than answers.