won’t necessarily be remembered as a great one. It’s almost certain to go down
as the year the nation endured another bitter election cycle, stretches of
unusual and frequently destructive weather patterns
Philip Van Doren Stern was a 20th-century historian and editor who
compiled short story collections and worked with the letters of such giants as
Lincoln, Poe and Thoreau. He also wrote a 4,000-word short story called
A century ago, Americans were renowned as dour working stiffs. But by mid-century, the country was going on vacation. UW-Milwaukee media studies assistant professor Richard K. Popp investigates the shift in The Holiday Makers and...