Book Reviews

How the Other Urban America Lives

Posted November 13, 2018 by

The Divided City: Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America by Alan Mallach In his preface to The Divided City, Adam Mallach says he would not be addressing “New York and San Francisco, or the half-dozen or so hot coastal cities
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New Book Sets Record Straight on the VA

Posted October 16, 2018 by Paul Cox

As a Vietnam veteran who served in the Marines between 1968 and 1972, I am all too familiar with the wounds of war Suzanne Gordon describes in her excellent new book.  Like so many people who served in Vietnam, I
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Nicola Griffith’s “So Lucky” Tackles Disability Rights

Posted July 12, 2018 by Peter Wong

Saying Mara Tagarelli has Multiple Sclerosis, relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) to be specific, does not define her as a person though way too much of the world acts otherwise.  Nicola Griffith’s new novel So Lucky may be about Mara’s emotional
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What Neighborhoods Are Best For Affordable Housing?

Posted May 22, 2018 by

The nation’s acute affordable housing shortage has made the neighborhoods chosen for new projects less important. But where new affordable housing is built within cities matters. Affordable housing in “high opportunity” neighborhoods—- mixed-income communities that offer transit access and cultural
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