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Holding Back the Flood

by | Tue, Dec 15, 2015 at 8:00 CST
For activists in the Valley’s colonias, success looks like a drainage ditch.
Janis Joplin in Denmark in April 1969. by

Catching Up with Janis

Her brand of blues presaged 21st century sexual politics.

Joplin remains important now, 45 years after her death, through a combination of that indelible voice and her zeitgeisty identification with the exuberant spiri...Read More

All The Houses by Karen Olsson by

Dramas of Family and State Unfold in ‘All the Houses’

Karen Olsson's novel is about coming to terms with the past in a family — and maybe in a country — that too often refuses to acknowledge any tense but the unreflective present.

Karen Olsson's novel is about coming to terms with the past in a family — and maybe in a country — that too often refuses to acknowledge any tense but the u...Read More

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