Hearts of Flint Demolished by Neglect
Anna Clark’s book on the Flint, Michigan tainted water scandal details the struggles of making the problems of invisible people visible.
Homo Americanus Pedal Power to the People
Even more Americans are biking their way to work and to better health-also to bars, romance, and all too often emergency rooms.
Reviews Soul Liberation
When American black vocalists and songwriters did their thing in the Sixties, they made political waves as well as music, whether they intended to or not.
Reviews The Muppet Man
The first full-length biography of Jim Henson is not all that it could be, but fosters new appreciation for an American creative genius.
Nice Things about Detroit
It’s not easy to find a silver lining in Detroit’s dramatic decline, but some intrepid optimists still battle the storm.
The Great Migration
Isabel Wilkerson’s The Warmth of Other Suns analyzes the American social revolution we never discuss.
There was a time when writers found deep meaning in the sport of boxing. Are those days gone for good?
The dissipation and ego that were Norman Mailer’s life have now sired lesser children.
Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis achieved perfection in opposition.
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