"Sandra Cisneros, the Mexican American novelist whose books "The House on Mango Street" and "Woman Hollering Creek" are widely considered contemporary classics of American literature, has won the PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature. "Cisneros is the third author to win the annual award, after Syrian poet Adonis in 2017 and Irish novelist Edna O'Brien [...]


Southern Poverty Law Center tracks hate crimes from racist and the political right and left. They make a difference. More than forty years ago, our friend Bunny told me that she donated $100 each month to charity. Her food budget was less than half that. I was stunned that she was able to afford this. And [...]