Dry Land

KEN BURNS’S ‘PROHIBITION’

At my local CVS Pharmacy in Virginia, I can buy dental floss, nail polish, aspirin, and mailing envelopes. I can also purchase booze: Yellow Tail Merlot, an orange-labeled substance claiming to be sangria, and three flavors of Bud Light, just for starters. A few blocks away, a neighborhood...

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Celia Wren is Commonweal’s media and stage critic.