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Sad news out of Chicago. Author, oral historian, radio host, and all-around mensch Studs Terkel has passed ...
by Nuisance Industry
Comment Count 365 comments on Fri Oct 31, 2008 at 02:11 PM PDT with 748 Recommends
Chris Matthews was the guest on The Daily Show tonight and Jon Stewart gave him the what-for. Not about what you might be thinking, but about something just as important.
by SpiderStumbled22
Comment Count 669 comments on Tue Oct 02, 2007 at 08:31 PM PDT with 378 Recommends
It actually pains me to write this diary. The books of Orson Scott Card were an important part of my childhood and youth. I've considered some of his books to be masterpieces. Ender's Game, Speaker ...
by OllieGarkey
Comment Count 599 comments on Thu Apr 14, 2011 at 12:13 PM PDT with 287 Recommends
To kill a mockingbird is a sin, Finch told his children, because it brings no harm to others. "They don't do one thing but sing their hearts out for us," a neighbor further explained. ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 173 comments on Sun Jul 11, 2010 at 04:13 AM PDT with 238 Recommends
by blksista
Comment Count 140 comments on Tue Nov 22, 2005 at 10:48 AM PST with 221 Recommends
I would like to say at the outset I had a little hesitation in e-penning this particular diary; not because I don't feel strongly on the topic - there isn't much that is literary that I don't ...
by MichiganChet
Comment Count 372 comments on Mon Apr 09, 2012 at 08:09 PM PDT with 185 Recommends
by Aethern
Comment Count 110 comments on Wed Nov 23, 2005 at 06:39 AM PST with 176 Recommends
In light of the Republican Party's efforts this week, liberal blogger Atrios (Duncan Black) highlighted this amazingly relevant passage from Joseph Heller's 1961 novel Catch-22 : Major Major’s ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 34 comments on Sat Sep 21, 2013 at 06:52 PM PDT with 174 Recommends
Dec. 27, 2013- Turtle Island. Carter Camp travels onto the Spirit World. We send sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of departed warrior Carter Camp, son of the Ponca Nation; may our ...
by justiceputnam
Comment Count 54 comments on Fri Dec 27, 2013 at 11:15 PM PST with 148 Recommends
Stephen Colbert has had the best career a comedian could hope for, but for good reason. He is a monumental talent, has a serious work ethic, and happens to have good looks. He has gone from voice ...
by The Geogre
Comment Count 81 comments on Sat May 24, 2014 at 06:03 AM PDT with 147 Recommends
Charles Dickens has always been a progressive hero of mine. Through his books and his many newspaper articles and serials, Dickens was able to exert social pressure that was unheard of before that ...
by Tortmaster
Comment Count 200 comments on Thu May 08, 2014 at 08:31 PM PDT with 134 Recommends
We have lost one of the great voices for the natural environment, and for the animals and native peoples who cannot thrive without the wilderness. Farley Mowat, a Canadian, a curmudgeon, a ...
by ejoanna
Comment Count 61 comments on Mon May 12, 2014 at 03:42 PM PDT with 124 Recommends
Greeting, literature-loving Kossacks! Last week we took a close reading of portions of Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River ...
by pico
Comment Count 181 comments on Tue Jul 24, 2007 at 02:01 PM PDT with 108 Recommends
Greetings, literature-loving Kossacks! Check out the snazzy new graphic, courtesy of ...
by pico
Comment Count 153 comments on Tue Sep 04, 2007 at 03:58 PM PDT with 105 Recommends
A bad week for America's invisible men and women, and for Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man."
by maxfolger
Comment Count 39 comments on Fri Sep 20, 2013 at 03:42 PM PDT with 93 Recommends
American Indian women are often invisible in many American and Canadian histories. Yet Indian women were political and spiritual leaders, healers, and entrepreneurs. This mini-series ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 64 comments on Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 08:25 AM PDT with 89 Recommends
by Welshman
Comment Count 64 comments on Sun Nov 27, 2005 at 05:24 AM PST with 88 Recommends
At the age of 82, Nigeria's preeminent English-language author and one of the best-known writers in the history of African literature, the Eagle on the Iroko himself, has passed. A lot of people ...
by pico
Comment Count 60 comments on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 01:05 PM PDT with 87 Recommends
Writer and environmentalist Peter Matthiessen died today at the age of 86; according to this story , he had been ill with leukemia. He was a wonderful writer and a compelling speaker; a strong voice ...
by lineatus
Comment Count 30 comments on Sat Apr 05, 2014 at 08:55 PM PDT with 84 Recommends
Far too often, it seems like people's first response to things they don't like is to let loose screams to ban it. With the recent start of the school year, children received school reading lists ...
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 105 comments on Mon Sep 22, 2014 at 06:30 PM PDT with 81 Recommends