We Are Still Here: A New Generation of Native Americans Demands Your Attention

A new wave of Native American writers and artists are creating works that reflect the realities of what it means to be Native American today. Up-and-coming authors Tommy Orange and Tommy Pico have moved off reservations to urban settings where, according to the Urban Indian Health Institute, 70 percent of Native American and Native Alaskans…
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Indigenous Cuisine: Native Americans Go Back to Their Roots

When people think of Native American cooking, inevitably the first thing that comes to mind is fry bread. This dish was created in the 19th century out of desperation during the long walk, and for many Native Americans represents oppression and cultural devastation. In reality, indigenous cooking is very diverse and hard to define in…
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Top Picks: Celebrating Kurt Vonnegut

The protagonist in Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions says, "As I approached my 50th birthday, I had become more and more enraged and mystified by the idiot decisions made by my countrymen." One can only imagine what type of novel Vonnegut would write about today's polarized United States. Celebrate the famed Midwesterner as we approach his 95th birth anniversary on November 11 with these top picks, including…
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Queer History

Hispanic Heritage Month begins September 15. October celebrates queer history. Celebrate both by picking up one of these titles! Award-winning author and self-proclaimed fronterizo (person of the border) Benjamin Alire Sáenz is back with Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. Aristotle and Dante are both loners with seemingly little in common, yet…
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