The Last, First Miami Speakers

The story of the Miami language over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries is one of fracture and dissolution. In this it is not unique among Native languages—or cultures. In fact, it’s difficult to talk about one without the other.

2017-07-21T12:18:48+00:00 July 14th, 2017|

In Appalachia, Solidarity For the Rust Belt

In the pre-election media race to locate the “heart of Trump Country,” all finish lines pointed toward Appalachia and the Rust Belt. In declining cities across these sometimes overlapping regions, journalists drank from what appeared to be an infinite well of wrenching stories from economically precarious white voters.

2017-02-06T13:50:58+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|

A Jagoff By Any Other Name

My “jagoff” heart was warmed on Friday when it was announced that that very word would henceforth be included in the esteemed Oxford English Dictionary.

2016-10-14T10:41:19+00:00 September 19th, 2016|