Canceling athletics is the right call, in the public interest. But the absence of sports leaves a void in our lives that will be hard to fill.
Anna Clark is a journalist in Detroit and the author of The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy.
The education secretary’s new rules on student loans favor the predatory institutions that don’t provide good educations and blame the students who trusted them.
It’s banned books week, and also the 25th anniversary of the publication of Toni Morrison’s Beloved, a classic that explores the legacy of slavery not with reductive moralizing but with psychological and narrative depth and complexity. But its frankness with race, violence and sex has made it a controversial choice in school curricula. Anna Clark looks at how the seminal novel is being taught to students.
Why does the literature of the Midwest not get the attention it deserves? The creation of a Kurt Vonnegut library spurred Anna Clark to come up with 13 essential novels of that mythic region.