Playing with America, Part 5

The fifth and final planned post in a series on toys, games, and American Studies. If you want to contribute some thoughts toward the weekend’s open post, please feel very free to do so in comments! On the stigmas and the scholarly benefits of D&D and other role-playing games. Today’s the 35th birthday of my […]

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Taxing Poems

To round out the week of National Poetry Month posts, and in honor of tax day, here are five poems that will tax your powers of interpretation—but that pay high dividends if you allow yourself to be taxed. (And no, I won’t be saying anything about them—that’d be cheating!) Anne Bradstreet, “Prologue” (1650) Philip Freneau, […]

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