Monthly Archives: February 2013

Grapes of Wrath, Still Relevant

Life today is a far cry from the Great Depression, but Steinbeck’s “Grapes of Wrath” is still relevant.

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Maugham Describes Sequester Politics

On the sequester, the GOP has been acting like the passive-aggressive Somerset Maugham character Louise.

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America’s Heart of Darkness Beginnings

America’s bloody beginnings are part of who we still are.

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The White Liberal in Civil Rights Lit

White Liberals suffer a downward spiral in 1960’s Civil Rights Literature, from heroic Atticus Finch to “Radical Chic” Leonard Bernstein.

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How to Imagine Peace

For Levertov, peace is made in the act of imagining it.

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Beauty Is a Perfect Fast Break

Edward Hirsch’s “Fast Break” captures the seamless beauty of a perfect fast break.

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Rightwing Media’s School for Scandal

The gossipy Mrs. Candour in Sheridan’s “School for Scandal” today would be a member of the rightwing media.

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Jane Austen and the Ethics of Care

Austen’s Emma demonstrates an ethics of care–but only for people in her own class.

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Langston Hughes, Profound Conversations

Langston Hughes’ “Mother to Son” opened up a profound conversation with our building’s housekeeping staff.

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