“it is not our differences that divide us. it is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” — audre lord
WHEN IN AMERICA?
Last week’s “Where in America?” contest produced no winners. The above photo was taken at Shiloh National Military Park. So. . .
When in America did this famous headline (above) run and what did it describe?
Be the first to send your guess to firstname.lastname@example.org and win a genuine Attic mug.
— THIS WEEK —
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...
FDR was lukewarm on Labor until Frances Perkins masterminded Social Security, the minimum wage, overtime, workmen’s comp. . .
From a small bonfire on a beach, Burning Man has grown to 70,000 joyous Burners in the desert. Why not?
The festival was 50 years ago and 50 miles away, but Woodstock, New York keeps the spirit alive.
FROM A DUSTY CORNER
Comedic couples come and go but there has never been a more perfect union of wit and mind than that of Mike Nichols and Elaine May. Read and watch.