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Richard Jefferies and the Role of the Dead

Brooke Williams | Posted 11.17.2014 | Books
Brooke Williams

Obsession was the last thing on my mind as I read the opening pages of The Story of My Heart, the autobiography of Richard Jefferies, the 19th Century British Nature-mystic.

What Can a 19th Century Arctic Shipwreck Tell Us About the 21st Century's Most Wicked Problem?

Travis Nichols | Posted 10.16.2014 | Books
Travis Nichols

Hampton Sides has written one hell of an Arctic adventure story. In the Kingdom of Ice is the tale of Lieutenant George Washington De Long and his crew aboard the USS Jeannette who, in 1879, attempted to find the North Pole through the Arctic.

In Defense of Dr. King

Janet Langhart Cohen | Posted 06.10.2011 | Politics
Janet Langhart Cohen

Many tributes were paid to Martin Luther King, Jr. on the day commemorating his assassination 43 years ago, but one commentary in particular caught my eye and stirred my ire.

Back on the Trail of the King Assassination

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Hampton Sides' Hellhound on His Trail makes it clear that James Earl Ray's overwhelming guilt doesn't negate the fact that the FBI waged a protracted and illegal secret war against Martin Luther King.