Made in Americus

In many books, the Jim Crow era is mediated through the sensibilities of white people. Jim Auchmutey shrewdly avoids this.

Breaking the codes

Of all the violence on Game of Thrones, one scene from the fifth season stands out in public opinion as particularly horrific.

Racism without intent

Amid the chorus of Facebook likes and rainbow images, it was easy to overlook a third critical SCOTUS ruling.

Perfume for my father

A lavish gift

I have given my father many presents. The small bottle of fragrant bath essence I gave him last Christmas may be the most important one.