Bubbas, rubbish, scum, crackers - America's history is replete with nicknames for its poorest white citizens. Melinda Nuss shares her thoughts on White Trash, a perhaps overly-ambitious attempt to put that particular cultural identity into perspective.
It should come as no surprise that Candidacy plus Cash equals Corruption. Nevertheless, Jane Mayer's new book shines a light into some of the darkest recesses of political influence peddling in America. Philip Revzin shares his review.
Acting coach to Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Warren Beatty, Annette Benning among many others, the legendary Stella Adler dissects American theatre classics in a companion volume to her book on the master European playwrights Ibsen, Strindberg, and Chekhov.
Can legal scholar Allan C. Hutchinson's recent book 'Is Eating People Wrong?' inform us about the Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexual assault scandal in America? New York attorney Alan Behr reviews the book and offers an opinion on the legal case against the former IMF chief.