Sunday, January 23 2011
PopMatters' writers (a margin-friendly, iconoclastic bunch, for the most part) cast their nets far beyond the world of culture-production to capture some of the best non-fiction books published in 2010.
Tuesday, August 17 2010
Two groups met that summer: The first – mostly white – had just finished another year at Harvard, Yale, Oberlin, Berkeley… Guitars slung over shoulders, idealism lifting their strides. The second group – mostly black – brought no guitars and had little idealism left to pack. They arrived with stories of being beaten, targeted, tortured.
Thursday, August 26 2010
The explosive Mississippi summer of 1964 might have made for a good movie, but it makes for an even better book. Bruce Watson retells one of the most famous periods of the Civil Rights Movement which ought to be fiction, but sadly is not.
Thursday, August 23 2007
Bombings were terrorizing the government. Immigrants suspected of radical political leanings were being rounded up and deported, while others who had recently come to the