With Good Reason

On the Trail of the DC Snipers
March 20th, 2010 - (2 Comments)

In October 2002, filling up a gas tank or loading groceries into the car brought fear to many residents of metropolitan Washington, D.C. region.  Over the course of three weeks, two snipers killed 10 people and injured three others in Washington, Maryland, and Virginia.  Jack Censer (George Mason University) in his new book “On the […]

Trickster Heroines
December 13th, 2008 - (0 Comments)

During the Vietnam War, many young Vietnamese women moved from country villages to bigger cities to become bargirls.  Some later came to the United States as refugees.  Mai Lan Gustafsson (Christopher Newport University) has been talking to these women for over ten years.  They proudly consider themselves to be “tricksters”: smart and cynical manipulators who […]