Mariette Williams was adopted from Haiti in 1986. Three decades later, she finds her birth family—and serious questions about Haitian adoptions.
Sarah Schweitzer's moving story of a young boy and his brother, rescued from near-fatal abuse, now in the care of grandparents who have their own difficulties making things work.
Drew Gilpin Faust on the work of John Hope Franklin, who would have turned 100 this year. "Only if we understand and acknowledge this past can we grapple with the conflicts of the present and the promise of the future. 'To confront our past and see it for what it is.' Franklin’s words. The past 'is.' Not the past was. The past lives on."
Our favorite stories of the week, featuring Pacific Standard, Tin House, The New York Times, Pro Publica, and GQ.
Michael Paterniti interviews Tracy Morgan. "One time I was walking up the stairs with my son, who was always right there with me... and I almost fell backwards. I was just learning how to walk, and he grabbed me and took me upstairs, and I started crying. He said, 'What’s wrong, Dad?' And I told him, 'I remember when I carried you.' And when my dad was dying of AIDS, I carried him."
Lois Beckett of ProPublica investigates why a successful program to combat gun violence has gone underfunded and ignored.
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