The voting rights of the mentally ill are restricted in 37 states, but these clients of a local treatment center give the lie to the law.
Local Democrats who don’t know their own ward committeemen are hoofing it around Wisconsin to beat Bush.
The Internet has spawned a new political weapon: the lifestyle.
After Edward P. Jones lost his job as a business writer, he took his office computer home and wrote The Known World, a novel about black slave owners in 19th-century Virginia. Jones ran through his severance pay and unemployment, but he isn’t looking for work: this year, his book won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. […]
Where’d you watch the Republican National Convention?
John Bingham, known to his flock as the Penguin, believes a marathon’s more fun when you’re bringing up the rear. Racing snobs blame his attitude for the decline of distance running in America.
Gary Zuckerman finds new owners for old stuff.
After seven decades playing the horses, Rudy Bilotta’s full of advice.
If you want to get someone’s attention, just spell a word wrong.
Barack Obama’s political director calls it “drinking the juice.” Once campaign volunteers “start drinking the Obama juice,” Dan Shoman told the New Yorker, “you can’t find enough for them to do.” Political writers are drinking the Obama juice, too, and they’ve gotten so drunk on the Senate candidate they’re shouting over each other to offer […]
AMAZONIA: FIVE YEARS AT THE EPICENTER OF THE DOT.COM JUGGERNAUT James Marcus New Press James Marcus’s amusing memoir tells how it was to be in the right place (Seattle) at the right time (the 90s). Personally interviewed by Jeff Bezos, Marcus was the 55th hire at then ramshackle Amazon.com. Tired of starving as a freelance […]
The more you know about the Illini Indians’ history, the less sense it makes to keep Chief Illiniwek as a mascot.