A round-up of some of the intriguing, insightful, and/or thought-provoking things I read over the last week.

A round-up of some of the intriguing, insightful, and/or thought-provoking things I read over the last week.

A round-up of some of the intriguing, insightful, and/or thought-provoking things I read over the last week.

A round-up of some of the intriguing, insightful, and/or thought-provoking things I read over the last week.

A round-up of some of the intriguing, insightful, and/or thought-provoking things I read over the last week.

A round-up of some of the intriguing, insightful, and/or thought-provoking things I read over the last week.

Sheila Weller. How Author Timothy Tyson Found the Woman at the Center of the Emmett Till Case.

Traditions are often thought of as connective, a way of carrying the past into the present. But their character as rituals makes them very powerful demarcations, too. If they connect you and your ancestors, traditions can also be a reminder that you and your ancestors are different. As traditions approach...