Richard Lingeman is a senior editor of The Nation. His books include Small Town America: A Narrative History, 1620-Present; Don’t You Know There’s a War On? The American Home Front, 1941-1945; An American Journey: Theodore Dreiser (a two-volume biography, now available in one abridged paperback edition from John Wiley & Sons); Sinclair Lewis: Rebel From Main Street (Random House); Double Lives: American Writers’ Friendships (Random House), and, most recently, The Noir Forties: The American People from Victory to the Cold War (Nation Books).
A must-see exhibit at New York’s School of Visual Arts looks back on the inimitable satirist’s sixty years of work.
The clever, impassioned homemade signs dotting Zuccotti Park recall the work of Bertolt Brecht.