“Do I really want to be integrated into a burning house?” James Baldwin’s question from 1962’s The Fire Next Time is just as relevant in 2016.


JSTOR Daily

WHY BALDWIN STILL MATTERS
BY ORLANDO EDMONDS
“Do I really want to be integrated into a burning house?” James Baldwin’s question from 1962’s The Fire Next Time is just as relevant in 2016.

How Black Lives Matter activists and other contemporary Black political movements continue to engage with the writer’s key questions.

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PRESERVING DOROTHY’S RUBY SLIPPERS
BY ERIN BLAKEMORE
The Smithsonian recently completed a successful Kickstarter campaign to restore the iconic red slippers from The Wizard of Oz.

PLANTS THAT BITE BACK
BY JAMES MACDONALD
Some vegetation has developed what is called the “silica defense,” a useful result of natural selection.

FINDING HIS TRUE CALLING — BECOMING TEDDY ROOSEVELT
BY SHANE CASHMAN
From Narratively: This disillusioned politico makes a living impersonating his favorite former head of state.

CHICK TRACTS AND THE CULTURE WARS
BY LIVIA GERSHON
Chick, the late evangelical comics artist famous for his ubiquitous tracts, often connected social ills with Catholicism.

 


WHO ARE THE INDEPENDENT VOTERS?
BY ANGELA CHEN
While many Americans aren’t registered with a party, sociological research finds only a small minority of them can be fairly described as “undecided.”

WHAT WE’RE READING AROUND THE WEB
THE EDITORS
JSTOR Daily editors select stories that bridge the gap between news and scholarship. This week’s picks cover the Middle Passage, the politics of Scranton, and the end of adolescence.

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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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