Native Americans Defy Andrew Jackson Day Dinner

Albert Bender and Melba Chechote protest the naming of the annual Andrew Jackson Day Dinner.  |  Chas Sisk/WPLN/Nashville Public Radio By Albert Bender / 06.24.2016 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On May 7, local Native Americans – Cherokee, Muscogee Creek and Choctaw – held a spirited demonstration in opposition to the annual Andrew Jackson Day Dinner sponsored by[…]

Mary Bunting, Champion of Women’s Education

Mary I. Bunting was the Rutgers dean who led the fight for coeducation at the United States’ most prestigious universities. The program she created in 1958 to support a community of mature women lives on at Douglass Residential College in her name. By Fredda Sacharow / Rutgers Today When Mary Bunting began her academic career in[…]

Roasting Coffee with a Popcorn Popper

By Mark Prince Beyond getting my first fairly decent espresso machine (a Krups Novo Compact), my first real introduction into how good coffee could be has to be the day I discovered I could home roast with nothing more than green coffee, a hot air popcorn popper, and a metal colander. I’m not talking a[…]

The Empathetic Camera: Frank Norris and the Invention of Film Editing

A portrait of Frank Norris by the painter Ernest Clifford Peixotto, possibly Norris’ oldest friend, the two having first met at California School of Design in 1886 / Wikimedia Commons At the heart of American author Frank Norris’ gritty turn-of-the-century fiction lies an essential engagement with the everyday shock and violence of modernity. Henry Giardina[…]

FFRF Protests Religious Decals On Kansas Cop Cars

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is protesting religious decals on patrol vehicles in Kansas. The Harper Police Department has placed a decal on the back of patrol cars reading “Romans 13:4.” The New Testament verse in question reads as follows: “For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do[…]