May 14, 2015
Photographer Sally Mann's career has been dogged by controversy. In a new memoir, she says it was never about the kids, but the place.
The White Man's Bargain
May 01, 2015
A strange idea has been running through some of the commentary about Baltimore: Wasn’t electing Barack Obama supposed to fix this?
And they should embrace the idea of celebrating the country's reunion.
Don't listen to the pundits.
May he not rest in peace.
When Michael Dunn Compared Himself to a Rape Victim, He Was Following an Old, Racist Script
February 23, 2014
There's a long history of using imagined black-on-white rape to justify real white-on-black killing. It says a lot more about the race and gender politics of the killer than of the victim.
What Paula Deen Could Teach John Roberts
July 01, 2013
The Supreme Court says the South is different now. Paula Deen's meltdown tells a different story.
Welcome to South Carolina, John Roberts
June 25, 2013
Two days before Christmas in 2011, Dr. Brenda Williams, who together with her husband runs a small family-physician practice in Sumter, S.C., was on the road with him and their daughter when they got word that the U.S.
Is Racism Worse in the South?
March 05, 2013
At last week's Supreme Court argument over the Voting Rights Act, Chief Justice John Roberts asked whether the government thinks the South is more racist than the North. The question frames the debate. Too bad there's no answer.
Ashley Judd's Arsenal
February 15, 2013
She's a Hollywood feminist, but also a Southern sweetheart. That could be a lethal combination on the campaign trail.