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Civil Religion and the False Virtue of Niceness in Crane's "Maggie: A Girl of the Streets"

Eric Simpson | Posted 04.28.2016 | Religion
Eric Simpson

Maggie is not a laugh riot, but funny more in a dark comedy kind of way, not because its filled with overt jokes, but as an early representative of dark humor and satire that reflects civil religion's substitution of false superficial virtues for real moral energies.

Risky Life and Dreams of a Tub Thug Pimp

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

Game agents control the tubs game with their hustle. Earlier this year a New Hampshire man lost his entire $2,600 life savings on a tubs game. "O hu...

A Brief History Of Writers Who Died Untimely Deaths

flavorwire.com | Posted 08.24.2011 | Books

We recently read Rachel Maddux’s essay “Here with the Windies” about the sudden, shocking death of Margaret Mitchell back in 1949 (she was hit b...

Afghanistan, Where a Thousand Corpses Lie

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

Now is not the time for silence. 1,000 Americans are dead in Afghanistan in a war that's not making us safer -- many others are wounded and deranged, because we continue to choose military action as the solution to a political problem.

Veterans Day: 10 Classic American War Books (POLL)

Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In honor of Veterans Day, we've put together a list of 10 great American war books. These range from the timeless classics to the modern, from those t...