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October 7, 2016
A Seat at Solange’s Table
A poem inspired by her new album.
February 18, 2016
Eve Ensler Reads Emma Goldman
February 17, 2016
Tony Kushner Channels Zona Gale
The award-winning dramatist Tony Kushner, a longtime
contributor, reads and comments on the novelist Zona Gale’s historic essay, “The United States and the Artist,” first published
January 10, 2016
Paying for Journalism That Matters
Starting January 11, we’ll be using a meter system that will keep
free for new readers, while also asking frequent visitors to help fund our important work.
December 31, 2015
December 31, 1865: The ‘Year of Jubilee’ Ends
“There has probably been no year which the civilized world will have hereafter so much reason to remember.”
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December 30, 2015
December 30, 1936: The United Auto Workers Sit Down on the Job in Flint, Michigan
“Every night at eight the strikers’ band of three guitars, a violin, a mouth organ, and a squeeze box broadcast over a loud-speaker for the strikers and the women and children outside.”
December 29, 2015
December 29, 1922: William Gaddis Is Born
lacks, like all claustrophobic works of art, is imagination.”
December 28, 2015
December 28, 1973: Alexsander Solzhenitsyn’s ‘Gulag Archipelago’ is Published
“The duty is not only to memorialize the fallen, it is also to confront the living.”
December 27, 2015
December 27, 1932: Radio City Music Hall Opens
“All at once there is a vast firmament overhead, and a great distance stretching out under it.”
December 26, 2015
December 26, 1991: The Soviet Union Dissolves
“However cruelly it developed, the union of peoples from Minsk to Vladivostok had the potential to improve the lives and realize the dreams of millions.”