Author Archives: Marian Kester Coombs
How bourgeois America is getting recast as a proletariat
In the McCarthy era, painting and politics didn’t mix.
Stephen King recreates an incredible world—1950s America.
Our obsession with zombies, from the Congo to Hollywood
Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World, John Szwed, Viking, 448 pages
The Wal-Mart Effect: How the World’s Most Powerful Company Really Works—and How It’s Transforming the American Economy, Charles Fishman, Penguin, 294 pages
Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream, Barbara Ehrenreich, Metropolitan Books, 256 pages
from The American Conservative