Times and Places
All writers in this collection speak for themselves—and themselves alone.
Sarah Kendzior and Umar Lee, writing for Politico Magazine, describe life in Ferguson, Missouri.
The Greek philosopher Socrates contrasts two visual experiences to help his students discover Truth.
Novelist Edwidge Danticat describes a meal that she will never forget.
Los Angeles Times reporter Marisa Gerber describes how the traditional quinceanera has evolved over the past 40 years.
In this piece from the Los Angeles Times, reporter Garrett Therolf depicts the resting place for a victim of child abuse.
Marc Silver, blogger of National Public Radio's intriguingly titled "Goats and Soda: Stories of Life in a Changing World," considers how best to classify the countries of the world.
Former Miami Herald Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Dave Barry finally gets a colonoscopy (and we all get to read about it).
Harvard professor of divinity Harvey Cox takes a theological approach to understanding the business world.
After a study named New York "the greatest city in the world of the future," the editors at the Atlantic detail the similarities between New York and London.
Author Tiphanie Yanique describes Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, the place where her grandmother was raised.
See what the rest of the world feeds its children. Hint: it's not Pop-Tarts.
Novelist Tim O'Brien, a Vietnam veteran, explores war, love, history, depression, and loss.
English professor Gillen D’Arcy Wood describes the global impact of Mount Tambora's 1815 eruption.
Blogger Charlie Jane Anders classifies the different types of time travel stories.