The Heart and Humor of Derry Girls

By Sara McDonough | June 25, 2020

The Derry Girls explores a group of teenagers in Northern Ireland during the Troubles. Re-watching the series reveals that it’s more than just a teenage sitcom.

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Real Life > IRL

By Thomas Chiapelas | June 23, 2020

For many Americans, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has restricted previously mundane interactions and connections to the virtual world. Although powerful and welcome, technology cannot fully substitute or satisfy the human desire for connection and community.

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The Child Abuse Pandemic

By Mark Joseph Williams | June 18, 2020

COVID lockdowns are leading to a spike in child abuse. A survivor of family and clergy abuse following an earlier pandemic recalls the dangers, issues a warning about today’s perils, and recounts his own journey back from the abyss.

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The Searchers Revisited

By Michael Connor | June 16, 2020

The recent Library of America publication of Alan LeMay’s The Searchers prompts a revisit of the novel’s iconic cinematic adaptation directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne. The Searchers seems surprisingly timely and relevant.

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