Ulysses S. Grant said it well in his personal memoirs: “I felt like anything rather than rejoicing at the downfall of a foe who had fought so long and valiantly, and had suffered so much for a cause, though that cause was, I believe, one of the worst for which a people ever fought, and one for which there was the least excuse.”
So here’s the thing: I didn’t learn how to diagram a sentence until I was twenty-eight.
For our Fall 2018 issue, MQR seeks submissions on the theme of Caregiving and Caregivers. We particularly encourage submissions from writers and artists who are themselves active caregivers. Deadline: March 31, 2018
MQR is pleased to announce the following additions to our editorial team: Khaled Mattawa, Bryce Hayes Pope, Polly Rosenwaike, and Katie Willingham.
One might argue that blackface performances of the thirties and forties (and earlier) are so far in the past and such a product of their time as to be beyond judgment, but I’d disagree. I’d rather assessments of artists be made with knowledge of their warts and all.