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Occup(ied) America: A Literary History

Joe Woodward | Posted 12.26.2011 | Books
Joe Woodward

As I've watched and listened to the nascent movement "Occupy Wall Street," I've been driven to reread a favorite book of mine about America -- The American 1930s: A Literary History.

An Audio Book Review: Forget Butch and Sundance, Etta's the Real Star Here

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Alderman

In this imaginative and fictional biography, Etta Place can shoot a gun as well as Annie Oakley, ride a horse like Buffalo Bill and rob banks with the skill of an experienced outlaw.

Obama and "The Chicago Way"

Martin Nolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Martin Nolan

How does Barack Obama fit into political Chicago? I found out at another convention, Boston's in 2004.

Banana Republic

Lapham's Quarterly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lapham's Quarterly

No Latin American nation has dangled at the end of the U.S. State Department's marionette strings more wretchedly than Nicaragua, leading them to harbor a particularly personal distrust of the Yankee colossus.