Martin Luther King Jr. and the Legacy of Selma Today

Written by Joe Street and Henry Knight Lozano, coeditors of The Shadow of Selma   The Trump presidency seems to have reignited popular protest in numerous ways—sometimes troubling, sometimes inspiring. We need only look to the women’s marches, the furor over the travel ban, the militant response to fascists openly marching in Charlottesville, and the … Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr. and the Legacy of Selma Today

The Historic Discovery of Martin Luther King Jr.’s First “I Have a Dream” Speech

Written by W. Jason Miller, author of Origins of the Dream: Hughes’s Poetry and King’s Rhetoric Holding History Rather than looking through the glass at the past, have you ever held history in your hands? After eight years of research, I found a long-lost reel-to-reel audio tape of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s first ever “I … Continue reading The Historic Discovery of Martin Luther King Jr.’s First “I Have a Dream” Speech

The Statues That Speak for Us

Written by Regis M. Fox, author of Resistance Reimagined: Black Women’s Critical Thought as Survival.   This book is a part of our Black History Month sale, running now through February 28, 2018. To order, visit our website and use code BHM18 at checkout.   Events in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017 brought matters of … Continue reading The Statues That Speak for Us

Human Variation: More Than Skin Deep

Written by Elizabeth Weiss, author of Reading the Bones: Activity, Biology, and Culture.   I love bones. My appreciation of the beauty of skeletal anatomy started at a very young age. As a child, my favorite toys were anatomical models that I had to build up like a 3-dimensional puzzle. One involved putting together an … Continue reading Human Variation: More Than Skin Deep

How Meteorologists Work for Good in Bad Weather

Written by Jennifer M. Collins and Charles H. Paxton, coauthors (with Robert V. Rohli) of Florida Weather and Climate: More Than Just Sunshine.   When we think about what makes good and bad weather, we both have different initial thoughts. Charles thinks over his career as a National Weather Service meteorologist and how excited he … Continue reading How Meteorologists Work for Good in Bad Weather

Recipe: Latkes by Norman Van Aken

BY NORMAN VAN AKEN, AUTHOR OF NORMAN VAN AKEN’S FLORIDA KITCHEN A version of this article first appeared on Norman Van Aken’s WLRN program “A Word on Food.”   The rich tapestry of Jewish cooking finally reached my born-in-the-farmland-of-Northern-Illinois consciousness in the town of Boca Raton, where many transplanted New Yorkers came to escape the … Continue reading Recipe: Latkes by Norman Van Aken

Norman Van Aken Talks Meringues

BY NORMAN VAN AKEN, AUTHOR OF NORMAN VAN AKEN’S FLORIDA KITCHEN A version of this article first appeared on Norman Van Aken’s WLRN program “A Word on Food.”   The most French expression of meringues in classical gastronomy might be “Ouefs a la Niege.” The translation is “eggs in snow” from the visual look of … Continue reading Norman Van Aken Talks Meringues