Museum exhibition: For Tennessee Williams, the play was the thing (that kept him going)
Edith Roberts, “Indiana’s Town of Champions”
Sportswriter Alexander Wolff: “Basketball becomes a way of working through things”
Watch: A Wrinkle in Time was only the beginning
Ring Lardner, “Simple Simon”
Historian Eric Foner: “In some sense, Reconstruction never ended”
Edith Maude Eaton, “Mrs. Spring Fragrance”
Science fiction authority presents a Universe-expanding exhibition in New York City
Brooks D. Simpson: Faithfulness to the historical record places race at the center of Reconstruction
Watch: Ayana Mathis, Albert Murray, and “the old Clotilda”
Cultural panic and overwhelming change: Richard White looks back on America’s first Gilded Age
Frederick Douglass, “What the Black Man Wants”
The Escape, first published play by an African American, leaps to the New York City stage
George Ade, “Mark Twain as Our Emissary”
Cheston Knapp: Weird, feral Ralph Waldo Emerson, wily William Gass, and other influences on Up Up, Down Down
Morgan Jerkins: Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist made me believe that I could be honest
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