This week, we’re sharing stories from Ijeoma Oluo, Patricia Lockwood, Michael Shaw, Mairead Small Staid, and Adriana Gallardo.
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Ijeoma Oluo | Topic | February 19, 2019 | 6 minutes (1,706 words)
After her book, So You Want to Talk About Race, becomes a bestseller, Black author Ijeoma Oluo offers to build her white mother a home with her earnings and learns how race can affect the ways adult children care for their aging parents.
Patricia Lockwood | London Review of Books | February 13, 2019 | 27 minutes (6,896 words)
Patricia Lockwood travels through the internet in this piece, first delivered as a lecture at the British Museum in February 2019.
Michael Shaw | The New York Times Magazine | February 19, 2019 | 24 minutes (6,054 words)
In February 1968, John Olson took a famous photo of a wounded Marine named Alvin Grantham. Or was it actually of another Marine named James Blaine? Michael Shaw examines the evidence to discover the truth.
Mairead Small Staid | The Paris Review | February 8, 2019 | 8 minutes (2,180 words)
Twenty-five years after Sven Birkerts published The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age, which of his concerns now plague our digital world?
Adriana Gallardo | ProPublica | February 19, 2019 | 13 minutes (3,261 words)
In sharing the story of each of her tattoos and their meaning, journalist Adriana Gallardo — who was once an undocumented immigrant from Mexico — recounts her family’s hard won-luck at life in America, a luck they earned by back-breaking janitorial work and sheer determination.