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The National Monument(s) at Rashayya

Contested pasts embraced in a Lebanese citadel

Left to Rot

Everything created is designed to decay. Man's detritus was Noah Purifoy's inspiration.

Acts of Kindness at Fayetteville State University

a visiting scholar from Nigeria confronts racial hierarchies in the US

I’ve Always Wanted to Look in a Dress the Way Albert Brooks Looks in a Dress…

Wishing I looked as good as a man in a dress is an ancient feeling for me.

Andrew Yang: The Man Without Qualities

the model minority candidate for mayor of New York represents the status quo

Scheming for Moderna in the Black Heart of Budapest: An Ex-pat’s Vax Adventure

If I’ve learned anything this past year, living in a somewhat unstable foreign country during a vicious global pandemic, it’s to trust my survival instinct: Stock up on rice and beans, make sure my bills are paid, check in with family and friends, and stay away from vaccines that sound like Captain Beefheart album titles.

A Life of Dignity

"Your pictures rob her of dignity," someone white says, because to them there is no dignity in aging, and especially not in dying. To me, dignity is nearly all Maurie Jo has left.

How to Get By

"I’d expected something more existential or philosophical to help with my grief — like really good art or therapy. Instead, repetitive movements and cheesy motivational sayings were getting me to a place of semi-emotional stability. After working out, I felt like I could get through the day."

Time to Be Good

The point of Ramadan is the struggle