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  • 'Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression' by Morris Dickstein

    'Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression' by Morris Dickstein
    Morris Dickstein's "Dancing in the Dark" is not exactly the syncretic "Cultural History of the Great Depression" that its subtitle promises -- at best, the book treats inferentially the broad political and social trends of that desperate, crucial era. Let me quickly add, the book is something better than that: a collection of thoughtfully linked essays on relatively few but exemplary works and their creators -- novels, poems, plays, movies, art (both high and decorative) and music (both popular and classical) that defined the period between the Crash of 1929 and America's entrance into World War II. These admirably written pieces are marked by a generosity of spirit that never deteriorates into the quarrelsome or the niggardly, even when Dickstein does not fully endorse the objects he's discussing.
  • Matt Weinstock, April 6, 1960

    The Silly Season Obviously the sun spots which jammed radio and TV reception a few days ago didn't do people any good, either. The kids are all mixed up, or at least pretending to be. Bob Owen thinks it's about time someone exposed what he considers an...

    Yankees Fire Casey Stengel!

    Oct. 19, 1960: Casey Stengel, the most successful baseball manager of modern times, was fired by the New York Yankees Tuesday only because of his age and despite his heated insistence that at 70 he is "just as good as...