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Stray City Proves Writing About Reality Doesn't Have to Be Miserable

Chelsey Johnson's Stray City takes a look at the gritty reality of poverty in Portland in the 1990s, while also exploring moments of joy and humor.


Revisiting Oliver Twist and Dickens' Teachable Moment

Dickens tried to rewrite literary history following the publishing of Twist, which remains timely in a world that still struggles to feed its children.


Döblin's Berlin Alexanderplatz Feels Timeless in Today's America

It is difficult to read Berlin Alexanderplatz and not see America’s current situation. It's 90 years old, but it presents a clear image to today’s readers.


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Fight for Economic Equality, Illustrated

Shortly before he was assassinated, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was working on organizing another march on Washington to fight economic injustice.


Language Matters: The True Definition of the “Working Class”

A refutation of J. D. Vance's portrayal of the working class in his book, Hillbilly Elegy, using Steven Stoll's Ramp Hollow.


Gladys Kalibbala Reminds Us That One Person Can Make a Difference

We're taking a moment to appreciate the selfless work of Gladys Kalibbala, a woman who is changing lives through her endless compassion and generosity.