Mourning what matters: On David Bowie and Laquan McDonald.

BY MARGARET SCHWARTZAssistant professor of communication and media studies at Fordham University It seems everyone I know—and I mostly know a lot of aging, white, GenX hipsters—spent January 10th “mourning” David Bowie. I put it in quotes because I’m not sure we know what mourning really is. Or because what we did the day the … More Mourning what matters: On David Bowie and Laquan McDonald.

Recovering the fading histories of America’s postwar suburban churches.

American architect Edward A. Sovik designed the Riverside Bible Chapel in Story City, Iowa (1949). In her new book, author Gretchen Buggelnshows how architects and suburban congregations joined forces to workout a vision of how modernist churches might reinvigorate Protestantcommunity.Photos by Gretchen Buggeln. BY GRETCHEN BUGGELN Mention “postwar suburban church” and you are likely to … More Recovering the fading histories of America’s postwar suburban churches.

Gail Langer Karwoski on writing the story of America’s first legally married gay couple.

In June 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States announced that “same-sexcouples may exercise the fundamental right to marry.”Photograph by Angela Jimenez. ——-Writer Gail Langer Karwoski worked closely with Michael McConnell and Jack Baker, America’s first legally married gay couple, to tell their story in The Wedding Heard ‘Round the World: America’s First Gay … More Gail Langer Karwoski on writing the story of America’s first legally married gay couple.

The times they were a’changing. We were, too.

Michael McConnell and Jack Baker, America’s first legally married gay couple,apply for a marriage license in 1970 in Minnesota. Photograph by R.Bertrand Heine,courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society. ——-Writer Gail Langer Karwoski worked closely with Michael McConnell and Jack Baker, America’s first legally married gay couple, to tell their story in The Wedding Heard ‘Round … More The times they were a’changing. We were, too.