On the Come Up

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Of all the great opening lines of literature–“Call me Ismael,” “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”–Angie Thomas’s in On the Come Up may well be the greatest: “I might have to kill somebody tonight.” … Continued

Year of the Three B’s

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Buckeyes. Bearcats. Bengals. It was a great year to be a football fan in southwest Ohio. The combined record of what I came to call the Three B’s was 37 wins to 11 losses, or a .771 winning percentage. All … Continued

The Fruits of Collaboration

The Dawn of Everything “began as a diversion from [the authors’] more ‘serious’ academic duties: an experiment, a game almost, in which an anthropologist and archaeologist tried to reconstruct the sort of grand dialogue┬á about human history that was once … Continued