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Jonathan Kozol returns to the scene of the crime

Digging for Fire
In 1985, with President Ronald Reagan boasting of "Morning in America," and no end in sight to the inequalities in America's public schools, educator, activist, and writer Jonathan Kozol traveled from his hometown of Newton, Massachusetts, to New York's South Bronx, statistically the poorest neighborhood in the country.
By: JOHN J. KELLY  |  September 17, 2012


Interview: Christopher Hayes looks at an unfair America

Merit Testing
After a decade of national failure, the public's trust in our most essential institutions is at a record low.
By: JOHN J. KELLY  |  June 19, 2012


Interview: Benjamin Busch remembers

War stories
Perhaps best known as Officer Anthony Colicchio on HBO's The Wire, as well as for roles in Homicide: Life on the Street, The West Wing, and the HBO film Generation Kill, actor and filmmaker Benjamin Busch, the son of esteemed novelist Frederick Busch, has also been a US Marine Corps officer who served two tours of duty in Iraq.
By: JOHN J. KELLY  |  April 13, 2012


Susan Orlean gets the dirt on Rin Tin Tin

New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean has been busy talking up her latest book, Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend (Simon & Schuster), a biography of the most popular animal actor in history, and his impact on American culture.
By: JOHN J. KELLY  |  November 30, 2011

John Sayles Back Talks about novels, movies, and US history

John Sayles on novels, movies and US history

A good Amigo
It is high noon and writer and director John Sayles is doing what he does best: telling stories and giving directions.
By: JOHN J. KELLY  |  June 24, 2011
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