You can’t beat Sarah Vowell for quirky chronicles of American history’s dark side. Her previous books include Assassination Vacation, in which she road trips to places where U.S. presidents were offed while in office. Her radio stories for This American Life include a retracing of the Trail of Tears. Now the contributor to Salon, McSweeney’s, […]
Jill Lepore’s latest biography tells the story of the life of an ordinary 18th-century woman who happened to be Ben Franklin’s sister.
The weekly Cine-File Selects screening series begins Monday 1/3 at Doc Films with “Two Lovers,” the heartfelt romantic drama whose publicity campaign star Joaquin Phoenix torpedoed with his purportedly staged rap debut/career suicide (as brother-in-law Casey Affleck presented in pseudodocumentary “I’m Still Here.”)
Faith in our money managers is the new American religion. If Alexander Hamilton has been overlooked, it’s because he was ahead of his time.