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Book Review: Waveland by Simone Zelitch

Holly Cara Price | Posted 09.10.2015 | Books
Holly Cara Price

Since the recent publication of Simone Zelitch's fourth novel, Waveland (The Head and the Hand Press), there have been such a spate of racist and violent events in this country that one could be forgiven for believing we are still somehow mired in the hate and horror of the early 1960's.

Iran 2015: Are 1914 and 1964 Calling?

Dr. Harlan K. Ullman | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics
Dr. Harlan K. Ullman

The March 31st negotiating deadline with Iran over limiting its nuclear programs is upon us. Even if a further extension follows, which is likely, suppose at some future point these negotiations ultimately fail. What options are left?

Is It Art? Or, Is It Soup?

James A. Fragale | Posted 03.28.2015 | Arts
James A. Fragale

Lunch with Andy Warhol. Some thirteen years later, after the Fair, I was invited to join a half-a-dozen hip, arty, New York types for a midday meal with Andy Warhol. I pride myself on a surefire, rock hard memory. My mind's eye never lets me down.

Defending the Dream in Ferguson: Vest or Vote

Janessa E. Robinson | Posted 12.15.2014 | Black Voices
Janessa E. Robinson

This past weekend, hundreds took to the streets of Ferguson, Missouri in continued protests, forums, and demonstrations seeking justice for Mike Brown and other victims as part of the highly organized Ferguson October weekend of civil disobedience.

Civil Rights, 1964 and What We've Lost

Preeti Vissa | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics
Preeti Vissa

American society has progressed in many ways since 1964, and much of that progress stems directly from the Civil Rights Act. But we've lost something profound as well, particularly in the way our government functions.

White Supremacy, Evangelicals, and Mississippi's 1964 Freedom Summer

Carolyn Dupont | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Carolyn Dupont

While black Americans waged a death-defying struggle for their full humanity, leading religious figures in Mississippi lent their pens to the cause of white supremacy and white congregations affirmed the virtues of segregation.

From Freedom Summer to Freedom Schools

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

I moved to Mississippi at an extraordinary moment -- just in time to witness firsthand and assist the unfolding of the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer Project.

A Hard Day's Night in a Hospital Bed

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 04.13.2014 | Entertainment
Jeremiah Horrigan

Alone in my bed, I was being nourished as I had been so many years before. That opening chord cracked the shell of my despondency, as surely as it had done in 1964.

When You Have to Stand Up

Robin Korth | Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion
Robin Korth

How could an innocent baby be held accountable for the actions -- or lack of actions -- of some stupid adult? There was some mistake. Nervously I stood and I asked, "Sister, are you sure this is right? I know God wouldn't do this."

Question for Tony Bennett? | Posted 10.07.2013 | Entertainment

Join Tony Bennett's Marathon On-Line Fan Event this Tuesday 10/8 on HuffPost Live at 11:45 AM! Tony invites his fans to join him online for an all-...

On the Passing of the Real Cosmo Girl

Catherine Clinch | Posted 10.16.2012 | Women
Catherine Clinch

If I had to pick out one year from my childhood that most stands out in memory, it would be 1964 -- the year my mother introduced me to Sex and The Single Girl.

Dad Takes Me To See The Beatles - August 29th, 1964

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

The sound of the screaming audience was beyond anything I'd ever experienced. It was a high-pitched white noise that shut out the entire world. The stadium became an alien place.

Because Bipartisanship Is Dead Until 2011: A Defense of Senate Moderates

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Bohrer

The GOP cannot even claim credit for bringing the bills to the middle of the road -- the Democrats are hogging all of it. And that is a good thing, despite what some may think.

LBJ Can Rest Easy Now

Craig Crawford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Crawford

Barack Obama's election proves that by doing the right thing, Lyndon B. Johnson and his party ultimately got their reward.

A Historical Perspective On Divided Democratic Conventions

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Don't buy into the media narrative that this is some sort of "divided party" -- because today's Democrats aren't. All true Democrats are pulling hard to defeat the legacy of George W. Bush.


Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

1964 was the last time a Democratic nominee for President carried majority of the white working class vote, measured by either income or education.