Author Archives: Catherine Addington

When Baltimore Bore the “Bombs Bursting in Air”

200 years ago tonight, the British bombardment of Ft. McHenry inspired the “Star-Spangled Banner”.

The Chinese Embassy’s Embarrassing New Address

Chinese dissident and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo has a habit of …

Homelessness, Housing, and the Failures of the Regulatory Impulse

When it comes to homelessness, many communities’ first instinct is to regulate …

The Joke Is on Yo—and All Its Users

Breathy think pieces have lauded the latest viral app Yo as “merging …

The Washington Redskins Go to Trademark Court

When the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a decision yesterday in …

A Truly American Poet Laureate

The only Southerner who can’t tell a story, Charles Wright takes the helm of U.S. poetics.

Crony Capitalism Kicks Off the World Cup

International soccer’s organizing body brings corruption to every level of sport.

The Value of Young-Adult Fiction

As the movie adaptation of John Green’s young-adult fiction novel The Fault …

Why Spain’s Monarchy Could Fall Along With Its King

When Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and King Albert II of Belgium …

Reparations, Colonialism, and How to Engage an Argument

As conservatives respond en masse to Ta-Nehisi Coates’ recent cover story for …

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