In this personal essay at Salvation South, a new magazine edited by the founding editor-in-chief of The Bitter Southerner, Shelley Johansson retells her family’s story against the background of World War II. I know my great-grandmother felt that she was helping the war effort when she sewed bandages – her pride radiates off the page […]
“Sheltered in her bedroom during World War II, Rita Levi-Montalcini discovered how the nervous system is wired.
We invest a great deal of collective energy in commemorating our war dead. But do we remember them?
Writer and artist Molly Crabapple tells the story of her late great grandfather, self-taught artist Sam Rothbort, and of the Bund, the revolutionary anti-Zionist Jewish political party he joined in Vilna in 1898.
Adam Skolnick visits director Chris Weitz on the set of his new film, Operation Finale.
In the first war, Joseph Gray used his art to reveal his fellow soldiers. In the next war, he used it to hide them.
On storytelling in the shadow of Chernobyl, U.S. military planes, and not-so-distant German history.
Nicole Chung talks with Kristi Yamaguchi about the cultural significance of her figure skating victory at the 1992 Olympics.
A humorous personal essay in which Emily Meg Weinstein considers the ways in which her grandfather’s less than heroic choices in love and war led to her existence.
Emily Meg Weinstein considers the ways in which her grandfather’s less than heroic choices in love and war led to her existence.