Susan Campbell danced at the wedding of two friends this past weekend. The occasion gave her pause to think about how her beliefs have changed since her fundamentalist youth.
14 posts from January 2009
A collection of links to items of interest around the web.
Today's post is from Kate Clinton, author of I Told You So, forthcoming from Beacon Press. Clinton is a faith-based, tax-paying, America-loving political humorist and family entertainer. With a career spanning over 25 years, Kate Clinton has worked through economic booms and busts, Disneyfication and Walmartization, gay movements and gay markets, lesbian chic and queer eyes, and ten presidential inaugurals. She still believes that humor gets us through peacetime, wartime and scoundrel time
A look at inauguration-related chatter around the web and blogosphere.
Sophia Raday, author of Love in Condition Yellow, talks about celebrating the inauguration when her husband doesn't share her enthusiasm.
Today's post, a poem written in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is from poet, activist, and scholar Sonia Sanchez. Sanchez, one of the most important writers of the Black Arts Movement, is Laura Carnell Professor of English and...
Even in the bitter cold, there are still signs of life on Steven Apfelbaum's Stone Prairie Farm.
Thomas N. DeWolf, author of Inheriting the Trade: A Northern Family Confronts Its Legacy as the Largest Slave-Trading Dynasty in U.S. History, shares his thoughts about the Obama inauguration.
The 90th anniversary of the Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 and five years after the publication of his book about the disaster, Dark Tide, Stephen Puleo talks about the enduring popularity of the book.
In today's post, Alan Michael Collinge, author of The Student Loan Scam, talks about the legislation that removed bankruptcy protection for student loan borrowers and what the incoming Congress and President can do to help protect students and their families.
In a New York Times op-ed, Rashid Khalidi offers a primer on Gaza. Also check out this interview on GritTV. At his New Scientist blog, Fred Pearce calls for open borders. Mark Winne offers a meditation on eating locally in...
Mark Winne, author of Closing the Food Gap, looks at the problems facing the incoming Secretary of Agriculture.
Today's post is from Jeremy Adam Smith, senior editor of Greater Good magazine and author of The Daddy Shift, forthcoming from Beacon Press in spring 2009. He blogs about the politics of parenting at Daddy Dialectic. One night at dinner...
Laila Halaby, author of Once in a Promised Land, asks President Elect Obama to look at the history of the people of Gaza and how it bears on the conflict there today.