Jazz, King declared, was the ability to take the “hardest realities of life and put them into music, only to come out with some new hope or sense of triumph.”
Wilde's description is heart-wrenching, but that doesn't hold him back from the usual wit and drama that characterize his writing.
Europeans were eager to absorb the starches and flavors pioneered by the indigenous peoples of the Western Hemisphere.
“Trapping was not a ‘business for profit’ among the Dakota but primarily a social exchange,” one scholar writes.
Intended to protect consumers from unscrupulous quackery, a nineteenth-century ban on medical advertising proved to be a double-edged sword.