My guest this week is Professor Barbara Ransby, author of "Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson."
The passages from “Color-Conscious, Colorblind” by G.W. Foster, Jr. from our March 1966 issue, still resonate strongly when put in the context of recent challenges to affirmative action.
Today, there are twenty women in the U.S. Senate, the most in our country's history. But in 1950, there was only one — Margaret Chase Smith.
The first eBook in our Hidden History series is available for purchase, and a second is on its way!
My guests this week are Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick, who brought you "The Untold History of the United States."
This title kicks off our Hidden History series of e-books, which highlights buried treasures from the magazine's archives.
My guest this week is Nick Turse, author of "Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam."
Tuesday, Feb. 19, marks the half-century anniversary of the publication of a book that changed women’s lives. The book was “The Feminine Mystique,” written by Smith College graduate Betty Friedan.
My guest this week is Barbara Miner, author of "Lessons from the Heartland: A Turbulent Half-Century of Public Education in an Iconic American City."
My guest this week is Doug Bradley, author of "DEROS Vietnam: Dispatches from the Air-Conditioned Jungle."
My guest this week is environmentalist Gus Speth, author of America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy.
My guest this week is Shawn Francis Peters, author of "The Catonsville Nine."
Fifty years ago this month, the black gay novelist James Baldwin penned his powerful essay “A Letter to My Nephew.”
My guest today is author and union activist Bill Fletcher Jr.
“Blasphemy” by Sherman Alexie (Grove)
This big book of short stories includes some that have been published in previous collections. But there’s enough new stuff in here to make it worthwhile. Does anybody else write about longing in such a funny way?
“This is How You Lose Her” by Junot Díaz (Riverhead Books)