We tweet the most private thought or deed on Twitter, plaster it on a Facebook wall, upload it to YouTube. In this era of total openness — open criticism, open primaries and open relationships — is it time to close the book on open letters?
Author and secretary Lynn Peril knows that writing on the job is a time-honored tradition. She recommends three books that were written while the boss was looking the other way. Have you ever composed a novel at your day job? Tell us about it in the comments.
Seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed on Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla., by a neighborhood watch volunteer who claims self-defense. In this essay author Tayari Jones reflects on the history of violence toward African-American boys.
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