In a sympathy letter written to Matt Salinger after his father’s death, NYPD Chief of Detectives John Keenan remembers the GI he served alongside in World War II.
Nicolaus Mills is professor of American literature at Sarah Lawrence College and author of Winning the Peace: The Marshall Plan and America’s Coming of Age as a Superpower.
When a battered Andrew Luck announced his retirement and Novak Djokovic pulled out of the US Open with an injured shoulder, fans piled on with the hate.
Southern aristocrats wanted armed militias mainly to control their slaves. So they wanted language in the new nation's constitution protecting that right.
In “The Great Gatsby,” Fitzgerald created a bullying loudmouth eerily like Trump and then took him apart. It’s a lesson worth learning.
Julia Le Duc’s already iconic photograph of a dead father and daughter on the Rio Grande is the latest reminder of how essential photographers are to democracy.
Is it possible to write a book referencing the Trump era without being divisive? This acclaimed author says yes, and her best evidence is her own new children's book.
On June 6, 1944, Franklin Roosevelt went on the radio and led the nation in prayer. Avoiding any trace of bluster, he asked not for conquest but for a better world.
On Easter Sunday 1939, singer Marian Anderson gave a free concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial after being denied the opportunity to perform at Constitution Hall.
‘The Grapes of Wrath’ turns 80 today, and Nobel-prize winning novelist John Steinbeck’s tale of migrants shunned, harassed, and murdered feels horribly contemporary.
Hollywood loves scripts about whites saving African-Americans, but the point of ‘Green Book’ lies elsewhere. Like 'Huck Finn,' it's a story about a white man's moral schooling.