NOVEMBER IS ROMANCE MONTH!
Their marriage was illegal in Virginia but Richard and Mildred Loving took it to the Supreme Court. And changed lives and loves.
He was a drunk squandering his talent. She was a poet who believed in him. Their loved saved the “modern master” of the short story.
America needed a Vietnam memorial. The contest drew 1,421 entries. The winner was denounced as “egg roll” and “a gook.” But Maya Lin’s “wall” still touches the nation’s heart.
A half century ago, baseball’s hapless losers won it all. How did they do it? With hope? Fresh arms? Or some divine intervention?
When Yale students denounced him, Nicholas Christakis listened. Then he went back to work, finding goodness in our hard wiring.
Journeying through the heart of the country, The Attic dodged the three imposter Americas. Are you trapped in one of them?
Neo-Nazis targeted Billings, Montana in 1993. The city fought back, saying “Not in Our Town!” The fight continues nationwide.
Her stirring poem about a statue was almost forgotten. Today the statue still speaks in the voice of Emma Lazarus.
In the 1890s, when Swami Vivekananda toured America, the twain of East and West met. They had more in common than they thought.
Intercourse, Hell, Boring, What Cheer...
John Rice Irwin saw his beloved Appalachia disappearing. So he preserved it in time.
Yes, Virginia (and Arkansas) there is a place called Toad Suck. How ‘bout them Toad Suckers?
FROM A DUSTY CORNER
One man. One vision. 30 years work in a backyard. The Watts Towers are unique, astonishing, “as pure a work of art as this country can rightly call its own.”