Sweat ‘s unflinching mission is to lay out the slow strangulation of the American Dream.
Playwright Stephanie Alison Walker was among the thousands of homeowners to receive a foreclosure notice in 2008. The experience prompted her to write American Home, a textured melodrama centered on a young couple whose lives come apart once they start to lose the house they love.
In 2009, as the U.S. economy teetered on the brink of catastrophe, a newly elected Barack Obama leaned heavily on the counsel of a small circle of experts. Perhaps the most unlikely member of Obama’s inner sanctum, which included Larry Summers, Timothy Geithner, Christina Romer and Peter Orszag, was Jared Bernstein, a meditation devotee and […]
(Editor’s Note: This is an encore posting from our State of Inequality series.) March 1, 2060 Dear Granddaughter, Just the other day, you asked me two questions that I failed to answer. How did California get into the fix it’s in today? And, a half century ago, when I was writing regularly about our […]