Searching for Batya

By Donna Myrow On a late afternoon I heard a knock on the office door. It’s usually a teenager scheduled …

Orphan Black Season Five, “Let the Children and Childbearers Toil”: Monsters All

By Everett Hamner This is the fourth in a series of episode-by-episode reflections on Orphan Black season five (preview article; episode …

How Music Reveals the Pitfalls — and Possibilities — of Patriotism

With 4th of July around the corner, I have found myself wondering how we sustain pride in our country during …

Legacy of Racism: The Tree and Land as Symbols of Love and Hate

By Vanessa Fabien At the Association for the Study of African American Life and History Conference a few years ago, …

A Remembrance of Osamu Mihashi (1936-2015)

By Steve Light The Japanese sociologist and left-wing political activist Osamu Mihashi passed away on December 29, 2015 at the …

All Hail Daddy! Or, How Obedience Trumps Masculinity in the GOP

By Ani Kokobobo Former FBI Director Jim Comey must have felt pretty good watching Attorney General Jeff Sessions testify to …

A Flâneur, But So What?: Franz Hessel and Objectivity in Weimar Berlin

By Amanda DeMarco and Daniel Liu “Walking slowly down bustling streets is a particular pleasure. Awash in the haste of …