By Lorraine Berry 35 min read
Readers who would like to increase their knowledge of prisons are invited to read these books, which provide a window into what happens behind prison walls.
By Henry Louis Gates Jr. 9 min read
Author and professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. reveals the little-known improvisation of Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech.
By Lorraine Berry 7 min read
Jesmyn Ward's latest novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing, inspired us to wade through her canon and offer some direction on how to read her brilliant works.
By Keith Rice 9 min read
Though we’ve come a long way in understanding the transgender experience, we’ve still so far to go. Look to these ten books for the insight we all need.
By Tom Blunt 12 min read
We could stand to learn a lot from John Steinbeck and the story he gifted us in The Grapes of Wrath - but decades later, we're still falling short.
By Tom Blunt 10 min read
The racism via white supremacists flooding Charlottesville this weekend shocked much of America - but there's nothing new in these recent acts.