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Birge Harrison: Fifth Avenue at Twilight (ca. 1910)
Sister Concilla sets the record straight on labor unions. Note the union bug indicating the comic was printed in a union shop.
In an afterword to the 25th anniversary edition of Portnoy’s Complaint, Philip Roth tells a story about the first lines of his novels. When he was living in Chicago in the late 1950’s, he says, he once went to a … Continue reading
Betye Saar: Lo, The Mystique City (1965)
In 1893, English poet Francis Thompson published a poem called “The Hound of Heaven.” The work is an extended metaphor: as a hound pursues a hare in a hunt, so does God pursue the human soul to restore it to … Continue reading
The distinction between “disaster” and “normal” conditions is implicit in most treatments of disaster behavior. The everyday, ongoing life of the society is usually equated with the “normal,” and those conditions that result from disaster are viewed as “abnormal” and … Continue reading