“Visitors to Appalachia are seeking out fireflies and finding solace in these dark times.”
“We were interested in dead girls, but so interested in them that we were trying to do the opposite of what had been done before.”
In an excerpt from ‘The Third Rainbow Girl,’ Emma Copley Eisenberg interrogates various social conditions that might have contributed to a mysterious double murder in West Virginia in 1980.
The emerging science of epigenetics argues that poverty can change our genetic expression.
The emerging science of epigenetics takes the concepts of “meritocracy” and “pulling yourself up by the bootstraps” to task.
Chris Offutt writes in Oxford American on the concept of “white trash,” the seemingly immutable class boundaries that divide us, and food’s power to widen the chasm or bridge the gap.