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Barbecues and Burning Crosses

Historian Linda Gordon considers the rise, fall, and legacy of the KKK in the 1920s.

Jan. 5 2018 10:42 AMThe Truth MattersBruce Bartlett explains how to find the truth amid a cacophony of news sources.
Dec. 22 2017 7:18 AMPositive ProximityDar Williams has a theory about why some small towns thrive.
Dec. 8 2017 11:19 AMHer Body and Other PartiesCarmen Maria Machado reads from her electric new book and talks about breaking the rules of fiction.
Nov. 24 2017 7:15 AMThe Future Is HistoryMasha Gessen explores post-Soviet history through the lives of four young people.
Nov. 10 2017 7:19 AMThe Man Behind the SpeechHow Khizr Khan fell in love with the American dream.
Oct. 27 2017 11:06 AMGhosts, Myths, and MemoriesWhen Colin Dickey visited America’s haunted places, he didn’t find ghosts; he found a forgotten past.
Oct. 13 2017 12:02 PMNasty Women Unite!Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding assemble great feminist writers to confront Trump’s America.
Sept. 29 2017 7:09 AMThe Burning GirlIn her latest novel, Claire Messud navigates the complexities of female adolescent friendship.
Sept. 15 2017 7:24 AMCrash OverrideWhen Zoë Quinn’s life was upended by Gamergate, she built a system to help other victims of online abuse.
Sept. 1 2017 10:55 AMHow to Be a MuslimHaroon Moghul has some thoughts on being Muslim in the 21st century—and they involve Star Wars analogies.
Aug. 18 2017 10:40 AMA Coming of (Middle) Age StoryTom Perrotta reads from his novel Mrs. Fletcher and explains why he wanted to call it The Milf.
Aug. 4 2017 11:23 AMTalking PicturesWashington Post film critic Ann Hornaday on how to evaluate and discuss movies.
July 21 2017 10:48 AMWorth the WaitMatthew Klam returns with his first book in 17 years and explains the delay to CNN’s Jake Tapper.
July 7 2017 10:19 AMSecond Chances and Second LanguagesNina George practices her English and charms our audience.
June 23 2017 9:45 AMThe Accidental ActivistManal al-Sharif was arrested for driving in Saudi Arabia.
Dec. 29 2017 11:05 AMThe Year in ReviewFascinating authors are always visiting Politics and Prose; here are some of our favorites from 2017.
Dec. 15 2017 7:23 AMThe Joy of Cooking BloggingDeb Perelman on blogging, finding culinary inspiration, and dealing with fussy kids.
Nov. 30 2017 6:03 PMHumanizing GodReza Aslan explains how we tend to perceive God as a divine version of ourselves.
Nov. 17 2017 10:27 AMA Good CryAcclaimed poet and civil rights icon Nikki Giovanni reflects on her past and dreams about the future.
Nov. 3 2017 7:13 AMTravel DeathstinationsMortician Caitlin Doughty traveled the world to study different funeral rituals.
Oct. 20 2017 11:00 AMOf Dogs and MailmenEileen Myles has woven a surreal and moving memoir about her beloved late pit bull, Rosie.
Oct. 6 2017 10:54 AMBarack Obama’s Funny BoneSpeechwriter David Litt was behind some of Obama’s best comedic moments.
Sept. 22 2017 7:15 AMThe New Lost GenerationDanielle Allen discusses the impact of mass incarceration on her cousin, who was imprisoned at 15.
Sept. 8 2017 11:29 AMDeath LotteryMark Bowden and Bob Woodward discuss Vietnam—and why war is an unfair and deadly game.
Aug. 25 2017 10:24 AMA Brief History of RacismIbram X. Kendi on the history of racist thought and how racist policies are the cradle of racist ideas.
Aug. 11 2017 10:26 AMMilitary HerstoryTracy Crow and Jerri Bell share the words of women in the military from the Revolutionary War to now.
July 28 2017 7:07 AMPolicing the Black ManAngela J. Davis leads a panel of legal experts in a discussion about race and criminal justice.
July 14 2017 10:55 AMFighting for the NarrativeAlexandra Fuller on how America’s dominant narrative was shaped by white supremacy.
June 30 2017 12:01 PMDon’t Ask Me About the Wall!Crime novelist Don Winslow on the war on drugs, police reform, and Hollywood.
June 16 2017 10:34 AMAnatomy of TerrorFormer FBI agent Ali Soufan on the past, present, and future of Islamist terrorism.