Silent Night

The United Press work room at the Nuremberg Trials. Source: The National Archives and Records Administration via the Courtroom 600 project. Editor’s Note: At the end of this story is an audio recording of the author discussing how, among other things, her father...

Outdoor Encampments

A sign for a restaurant at the Del Rio port of entry. Photo: Jenn Budd. Few Americans understand the policies that make up the immigration deterrence operations of the US Border Patrol. These mandates are often confusing and can change drastically from one...

Congressional Hearings Are a Pretext for Assault on Higher Education

From left: Harvard president Claudine Gay; Penn's Liz Magill; Pamela Nadell, a professor of history and Jewishstudies at American University; and Sally Kornbluth, president of MIT. Kevin Dietsch / Getty Images....

Blackout

At sundown, we would go for walks along the road that went from the airmen’s quarters toward Central School. It was a quiet road back then, when we lived there for a brief while in 1971. The streetlights beside the road would have just been lit, a chill in the air as...

The Pforzheim Quartet

Editor’s Note: We're so excited and honored to be publishing this excerpt from Alexandria Peary's long poem, "The Pforzheim Quartet," which engages with history and memory through the use of extraordinary language, image, and sound. When we on the poetry team first...

The Photography of David Murphy

These photos show northern Afghanistan, especially the area around Mazar-e-Sharif, from the years 2008–2010 when American and ISAF troops were in force and the war in Afghanistan was ongoing. Mazar is an ancient city, one which could be found centuries ago on the Silk...
The Photography of David Murphy

The Photography of David Murphy

These photos show northern Afghanistan, especially the area around Mazar-e-Sharif, from the years 2008–2010 when American and ISAF troops were in force and the war in Afghanistan was ongoing. Mazar is an ancient city,...

Silent Night

Silent Night

The United Press work room at the Nuremberg Trials. Source: The National Archives and Records Administration via the Courtroom 600 project. Editor’s Note: At the end of this story is an audio recording of the author...

Blackout

Blackout

At sundown, we would go for walks along the road that went from the airmen’s quarters toward Central School. It was a quiet road back then, when we lived there for a brief while in 1971. The streetlights beside the road...

Orion’s Belt

Orion’s Belt

Photo courtesy of Evelyn Symes The day Glenn left for Vietnam, our large extended family drove to the airport in a procession of five ancient Fords and Uncle Eben’s 1958 Cadillac. Mother filled the air in our car with empty...

The Pforzheim Quartet

The Pforzheim Quartet

Editor’s Note: We're so excited and honored to be publishing this excerpt from Alexandria Peary's long poem, "The Pforzheim Quartet," which engages with history and memory through the use of extraordinary language, image, and sound. When we on the...

What the Black Sea Throws on the Shore

What the Black Sea Throws on the Shore

Identified by Unique Manicure Author’s Note: this poem was written in response to this image—created by Oana Maria Cajal—which is both about the war in Ukraine and part of a collaboration project titled "Shattered."   Neptune Beach, 315 miles...

At the End of the World

At the End of the World

Clocks will still mark time. Only speechesby the president under siege will sound true. Bombedcities that refuse to fall will be decimated. Spring will stallas if waiting for war to end before it can arrive.Monuments will stand, protected by...

Outdoor Encampments

Outdoor Encampments

A sign for a restaurant at the Del Rio port of entry. Photo: Jenn Budd. Few Americans understand the policies that make up the immigration deterrence operations of the US Border Patrol. These mandates are often confusing and can change drastically from one administration to the next, or...

Duck & Cover: America’s First Lockdown Drills

Duck & Cover: America’s First Lockdown Drills

ec. 1, 1950: Third-graders at Clifford Street School kneel at desks and cover their faces and eyeswith their arms during a civil defense drill. Photo credit: Paul Calvert, Los Angeles Times When danger threatened him, he never got hurt. He knew just what to do.—Bert the Turtle  In 1950,...

Deterrence Policies of the US Border Patrol

Deterrence Policies of the US Border Patrol

November, 1995 | 288th graduation Few Americans understand the policies that make up the immigration deterrence operations of the US Border Patrol. These mandates are often confusing and can change drastically from one administration to the next, or even within a single legislative term....

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