Tag: Lauren Sandler

  • Ellen Willis, 1941 – 2006

    “I believe that we are all, openly or secretly, struggling against one or another kind of nihilism. I believe that body and spirit are not really separate, though it often seems that way. I believe that redemption is never impossible and always equivocal. But I guess that I just don’t know.” —Ellen Willis, Beginning to […]

  • Salvation Army

    In 1925, H.L. Mencken traveled to Tennessee, to cover the Scopes trial for the Baltimore Evening Sun. These dispatches helped forge Clarence Darrow’s legend—later gold-plated by Hollywood’s 1960 version of the play Inherit the Wind—as the sharp criminal lawyer who defended Darwinism by illustrating the illogic of reading the Bible literally. Mencken wrote so persuasively […]