Birth of a Mother

By Claire Jarvis

What exactly is motherhood? I’ve been mulling it over the past few months, during which time I again experienced pregnancy and childbirth, and again dealt with the confusion and sleep deprivation ...

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Can Zombies Have It All?

By Niv M. Sultan

Sheila Hammond (Drew Barrymore) spews gallons of vomit all over the new plush carpeting. She’s a real estate agent in the Desperate Housewives–esque suburbs of Santa Clarita, California, and she’s ...

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Harper Lee, Segregationist?

By D. J. Cashmere

“Biography,” according to Janet Malcolm in The Silent Woman, “is the medium through which the remaining secrets of the famous dead are taken from them and ...

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Public Bookshelf

Keyword of the Week: Citizenship

The Big Picture: The Right Type of Citizenship

By Jefferson Cowie

“The prime problem of our nation,” explained Teddy Roosevelt in his 1910 Osawatomie, Kansas, speech on economic nationalism, “is to get the right type of good citizenship.” It still is. Working ...

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The Right to Have Rights

By Stephanie DeGooyer & Alastair Hunt

Since the election of Donald Trump, sales of Hannah Arendt’s The Origins of Totalitarianism have soared. Driving the new attention to this three-volume work of political theory published in 1951 is ...

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Women’s Suffrage @100

By Linda Gordon

The woman suffrage amendment passed in 1920, the culmination of what Juliet Mitchell called “the longest revolution, ” because it took 80 years of activism for American women to win the right to vote ...

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