Gillian Welch on How April 14th Came to Be ‘Ruination Day’
April 15 may be Tax Day, but for some, it’s the 14th of April that’s notorious.
What Should a Coronavirus Memorial Look Like? This Powerful Statement on Gun Violence Offers a Model
The pandemic, like other open wounds, must be remembered with an “open” memorial.
Why we pay.
The New Yorker
The Competing Visions of English and Esperanto
How English and Esperanto offer competing visions of a universal language.
Archivists Are Trying to Chronicle Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Unforgettable First Year
A new way of preserving video game history.
If It’s Not Jim Crow, What Is It?
Georgia’s new voting law has to be understood in its own peculiar historical context.
New York Times
How the US Military Became a Welfare State
Long in retreat in the US, the welfare state found a haven in an unlikely place – the military, where it thrived for decades.
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