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Dept. of (my) History

Dept. of (my) History

Last night, PBS aired a documentary about a tragedy that has drawn national attention and comparisons to the notorious case of Emmet Till — the death of an African American teen-ager named Lennon Lacy, who was found hanging in the open in a...
Dept. of (my) History

Dept. of (my) History

In November of 1982, when I was 20 and the editor of the student newspaper at NYU, I wrote about AIDS for the first time. The eeriest line in the story is this: “As of January, 958 cases have been reported worldwide.” According to the World Health...
To Bruce, Or Not To Bruce

To Bruce, Or Not To Bruce

I’m tired of Bruce Springsteen. There. I said it. His show on Broadway dragged on for so long that even he seemed bored by himself. His concerts are getting repetitive. And if you’re looking for someone in his seventies still making great music, grab some...
The Confederate Conundrum

The Confederate Conundrum

Earlier this week, protesters gathered around a Confederate monument on the UNC campus in Chapel Hill to do what their governor, state legislature and board of regents would not: Topple a confederate monument that many of the students considered racist.   The monument...