Since the government announced back in 2007 what the entire country already knew—the United States had hit a recession—people have felt the economic pinch in different ways. Most sobering are the ghost desks in offices where laid-off employees and friends used to sit. However, I found that the most familiar sign of the recession is […]Read more "Cheap Coffee and Busted Microwaves: Gratitude & Layoffs"
Harriet Beecher Stowe has likely rolled 500 miles in her grave by now. She wrote the second best-selling novel in the 19th century, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, only for it to be boiled down to the grime of an epithet over 200 years later: Uncle Tom. The title character she illustrated in 1852 laid down his life for escaping […]Read more "Uncle Toms, Aunt Jemimas, and Other Distant Relatives"