Uplifting tunes for the aspiring curmudgeon you didn’t know you’d already become
Jeremy Ray Jewell
Not only do Lǐ Zǐqī’s videos offer us the satisfaction of seeing material labor, but they also suggest the impossibility — in the modern world — of genuinely recreating the work of the past.
José Luis Trueba Lara’s anti-popularist history is the truest kind of people’s history.
Class pressures are exerting themselves, class fault-lines are emerging, and ancient demons are being released as a result.
A new biography of the oft-forgotten ‘filibuster’ provides ample facts and little thesis. Is that enough — don’t we need more?
This Nashvillian has a simple message for America: “You best pull yourself together, or you might never be the same.”
Dueto Dos Rosas’s tunes can be classified as rancheras or corridos, but their style has a very particular historical resonance.
Rather than focusing on Mexicans in the United States, historian Carrie Gibson posits an expansive transnational history.
Delia Owens suggests that the only forward movement for her outsider-protagonist and “swamp trash” is to become curators of ecological/cultural museums in the very places where they once struggled for an independent life.
Anders Walker’s The Burning House sheds fascinating light on a forgotten piece of intellectual history in the Jim Crow South.