The Day the Earth Sorta Stood Still
The Brooklyn Dodgers Played in Nine World Series. They Won One. Two Years Later They Were Gone.
If you could choose only one memory from the entirety of your life to take with you into the after life, what would it be?
The School at the End of the Trail of Tears
For many Native American teenagers Sherman Indian High School is a last chance for an education and a future.
What Do We Do With Robert E. Lee?
The General is buried at Washington and Lee University. For over a century that was never a problem. Then came Charlottesville.
I Had a Friend. He Dreamed of Israel.
After 35 years, a visit to a grave, and to a different country.
High Falls: A Human Chain
How do you tell the story of a young man’s horrific suicide if no one wants to hear it?
The Moral Complexity of Sioux County, Iowa
Congressman Steve King’s quiet heartland is all-American, you might say. And America is changing.
When We Stopped at the Water
Forty-eight years ago four friends set off on a road trip. Three returned.
#7 Natasha Rodriguez
Mi Realidad: Cuban Rap Struggles to be Heard
Rappers convey the harsh realities of Cuban life, but no one on a changing island wants to listen anymore.
#6 Selin Thomas
The 1892 lynching of four men, a small southern backwater, and a reporter confronted with the reflections of the past.
When is it a virtue to be silent? When is it a curse?
Pupil of the Nation
My father spent a life on the run from the ghosts of wartime betrayals. But they are hard to lose.
#4 Mike Hoyt
It took an escape from her gray, struggling, Brexit-voting hometown in northern England to feel its magnetic pull
#3 Irene Chidinma Nwoye
You Could Die!
A girl and her longboard on the New York streets
#2 Carl Friedmann
The diary of a middle-aged surfer in landlocked London
#1 Sonja Sharp
And Now You Can Leave: Israel and the Other
“For you were strangers in the land of Egypt.”