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  • July 22, 2016 |  EssayWorks

    40 years after Legionnaires outbreak, the case for a 'Safe Breathing Water Act'

    Forty years ago this month, Legionnaires disease broke out at a Philadelphia hotelhosting an American Legion conference. Four decades later we’re stil...
  • July 21, 2016 |  EssayWorks

    The best and the worst campaign songs ever

    When they're good, they're good. And when they're bad, they're even worse. Here are three examples of when a campaign's theme...
  • July 21, 2016 |  EssayWorks

    Trying to capture a movement — and voters — with the right campaign song

    The unlikely marriage of music and politics goes back to George Washington's presidential campaign, when his supporters sang different ditties pr...
  • July 21, 2016 |  EssayWorks

    In defense of Melania Trump's highly criticized speech

    Melania Trump's address at the RNC on Monday night stirred a firestorm of media attention. As a professional public speaker for over 30 years, an...
  • July 20, 2016 |  EssayWorks

    A 'Philadelphia Cornucopia' diminished but still impossible to ignore

    In honor of the Democratic National Convention, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts this summer is hosting too many Washingtons to count. Legions of...
  • July 19, 2016 |  EssayWorks

    Jerry Pinkney's illustrated world, an escape from a nation in conflict

    To this day, as the world gets more complicated, with more stress on me, my family, my community, and our world, I can retreat to my imagination and t...
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