These new DHS-funded graphic novels want to train citizens to be critical readers of all kinds of information, except their own propaganda.
Lives & Histories
Past Editor: Deborah Cohen
In the 1930s, Americans fell in love with Czechoslovakia and Spain; today, it’s Ukraine. What happens when one finds a “second mother country”?
During the Civil War, the Lincoln administration demonstrated that a progressive agenda and effective anti-inflationary measures could overlap.
“The diary has challenged every category of literary analysis for me.”
“I always thought that the challenge of writing my grandmother’s story was capturing her singular voice. Rereading her emails, I remember why.”
Female journalists in Vietnam returned, like the soldiers, nursing wounds that their countries would refuse to acknowledge.
“What does it mean to self-narrate? What does self-insight look like?”
For the righting of historical wrongs, to simply transfer property continues to perpetuate violence. True reparations require far more work.
“The everyday ways that people challenge environmental destruction can be quite powerful.”
What does it take to live without the ability to smile or move half of one’s face? For that matter, what does it take to live at all?
A palliative-care physician’s memoir foregrounds the affective aspects of attending to patients as an avenue to political activism.
How should readers and scholars look on the tangible traces writers leave behind?
It might seem self-evident that White the author practiced what Strunk and White the style gurus preached, but the truth is more complicated.
Forget traditional “heroes.” The protagonists of some centuries-old stories are social climbers and tricksters, even cheats and cowards.
Everyone knows that feeling when a song—written by someone else in some other place or time—sees you so completely in the present. But how does that happen?
“There’s a passage early on in Book 2 that’s so smug, so macho (in a literary way), that’s so—ugh! I can’t explain it.”
"A song was written through me, and I say that because I didn't write it. The words were given to me."
“These are not the stories that medicine necessarily wants us to tell, but that means it’s even doubly important that we try our best to track down these narratives.”
There’s a fire burning by Swan Lake. For the sixth time in the last 20 years ...