The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire prompted labor reforms that benefited many workers, but not those who worked in bakeries. The author of White Bread looks at the reasons why.
19 posts from March 2011
A multimedia post from Stanley Meisler about the celebrations surrounding the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps
Stanley Meisler, author of When the World Calls: The Inside Story of the Peace Corps and Its First Fifty Years, discusses the Peace Corps, its history, and its diminished presence today.
Laurie Essig gives a feminist response to the charge that nuclear fears are "irrational."
From Friday night lights to the Fighting Okra, a small Texas college finds a new use for their football field.
Dropkick Murphys collaborate with Michael Patrick MacDonald to bring the story of Cornelius Larkin to life.
While watching the footage of the earthquake and tsunami at her home in Japan, Suzanne Kamata couldn't help thinking about how hard it would be to push a wheelchair through the debris.
Steven Hawley makes a powerful argument for why dam removal makes good scientific, economic, and environmental sense—and requires our urgent attention. In the Pacific Northwest, the Snake River and its wilderness tributaries were once some of the world's greatest salmon...
A rare interview with the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.
Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Ph. D., founded and directs The Shalom Center, a prophetic voice in Jewish, multireligious, and American life that brings Jewish and other spiritual thought and practice to bear on seeking peace, pursuing justice, healing the earth, and...
Dr. Ernest Morrell will speak at this year's Race, Education, and Democracy lecture series at Simmons College.
Margaret Regan, author of The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona-Mexico Borderlands, will once again appear at the Tucson Festival of Books. Her appearance at the 2010 festival was broadcast on BookTV; you can watch it on YouTube....
TED posted Courtney E. Martin's engaging talk about her generation's brand of feminism. Martin is the author of Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists.
It's not just the worker's rights: women's reproductive rights are also under attack in Wisconsin.
David Gessner writes about John Hay, whom Annie Dillard called, "One of the world's handful of very great nature writers."
Kim E. Nielsen discusses labor rights, education, and the state of Wisconsin.
Rashid Khalidi, author of Sowing Crisis: The Cold War and American Dominance in the Middle East, The Iron Cage: The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood, and Resurrecting Empire: Western Footprints and America's Perilous Path in the Middle East,...
Adele Barker reflects upon the changes in the country she wrote about in Not Quite Paradise.
Fifty years ago today, President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps.