Book Review: The Irrationalist by Andrew Pessin

Historical fiction is unique in several ways. In particular, while all fiction — at least good fiction — requires imagination and intelligence, historical fiction, according to bestselling author Alexander Chee, deals with “the plausibly hypothetical” and describes “what might have happened within what happened.” The constraints of real events, people and ways of life often […]

Weekend Edition: 8-5

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubez

The Real Legacy of Crazy Horse (“Official high-school graduation statistics for Pine Ridge are hard to come by, but one official estimated that, for every 100 children who enter kindergarten, just 30 will get their high-school diplomas.”)

Cogito Zero Sum (“Dangerous and stupid opinions are ‘normalized’ and given […]