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For the past few decades, the American Dream has become a nightmare for many in this country. For them it is a dream deferred, so elusive has become its reach. Undoubtedly, most of you are ...
by JekyllnHyde
Comment Count 102 comments on Sun Mar 16, 2014 at 03:31 PM PDT with 175 Recommends
“Moby Dick” Herman Melville “Call me the whale guy a hansom cab Steve Ishmael.” “The Old Man and the Sea” Ernest Hemingway “He was an old man who smelled like garlic ...
by johnblu
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 10:14 AM PST with 2 Recommends
The middle class did great in the 1920s, says Amity Shlaes . Yeah, right. Until about October 1929 that is (hint: that's when the stock market crashed and the Great Depression began). Who is Amity ...
by Ian Reifowitz
Comment Count 76 comments on Mon Jun 03, 2013 at 08:39 AM PDT with 103 Recommends
Of all the members of the Lost Generation, the one who claimed the biggest piece of hearts of certain readers of a certain age was Zelda Fitzgerald. After Zelda , Nancy Milford's biography was ...
by bookgirl
Comment Count 42 comments on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 07:00 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
You've got to be kidding me! That was my first reaction to the news that celebrated Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius had shot his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, dead in their home in South ...
by Abe Munder the Wheeled Wonder
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 12:58 PM PST with 5 Recommends
The rich truly are different from you and me, as F. Scott Fitzgerald famously wrote in The Rich Boy, and their ignorance is dangerous for our country. The attention on the richest 1% of Americans (...
by A Southerner in Yankeeland
Comment Count 20 comments on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 08:53 AM PST with 7 Recommends
Yeah, he did it again (video from Lawrence O'Donnell's The Last Word ):
by Steven D
Comment Count 60 comments on Thu Feb 02, 2012 at 12:41 PM PST with 44 Recommends
For all the usual reasons, I usually love summer: Barbecues, camping, neighborhood festivals, farmer's markets, parades, warmth, starry nights, meet ups with old friends, beer gardens, fire works, ...
by behan
Comment Count 6 comments on Sun Aug 14, 2011 at 05:18 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
by CityLightsLover
Comment Count 157 comments on Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 06:42 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
by CityLightsLover
Comment Count 189 comments on Thu Sep 24, 2009 at 06:46 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
by CityLightsLover
Comment Count 226 comments on Fri Apr 10, 2009 at 06:36 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
I didn't have to look far or do hardly any research into today's "This Day in History" because today is near - and - dear to me in a literary sense. F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on this date in 1896.
by CityLightsLover
Comment Count 300 comments on Wed Sep 24, 2008 at 06:52 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
In a little noticed newspaper editorial this morning (Sunday, 17 February) Barack Obama picked up another in a series of obscure but important literary endorsements, viz:
by Our Past
Comment Count 19 comments on Sun Feb 17, 2008 at 05:27 PM PST with 7 Recommends
This is about how we respond to the Climate Crisis and the relentless bad news about it—with despair, or with hope. I’ll tip my hand and say it is really about how to fight off despair ...
by Captain Future
Comment Count 20 comments on Tue Jan 01, 2008 at 02:05 PM PST with 28 Recommends