15 October 2014

14 October 2014

No single review or interview can do justice to “Pay Any Price” -- the new book by James Risen that is the antithesis of what routinely passes for journalism about the “war on terror.” Instead of evasive tunnel...

01 September 2014


How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America By Kiese Laymon


Many fine authors hail from the South, that most distinctive region in the...

21 August 2014

Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism & Wrecked the Middle Class By Ian Haney Lopez


Review by Marilyn...

31 May 2014



The Kennedy Half Century: The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy

07 May 2014

From the wholly updated new edition of The Impossible Will Take a Little While: Perseverance and Hope in Troubled Times, edited by Paul Loeb (Basic Books $18.99 www.theimpossible.org).  Other...

22 April 2014

The fetid muck never goes away
It lingers for generations
Once a place of peace and beauty
Nothing now survives the pepto-bismol pit

Bit by bit, by bit
they all succumbed
with searing nostrils,...


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