Writing on Walls in Times of War

On February 16, 2011, a 14-year-old boy and his friends pulled a prank in their hometown of Daraa in southern Syria. They scrawled the walls of their schoolyard with spray paint: “The…

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My Dinner With Usha Sahay

A Scoville Fellow when we first met, Usha Sahay was already one of the best editors I’d ever worked with. So it feels natural that, after stints at the Huffington Post and Wall Street…

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Human Foreign Policy

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, The New York Times became the last major metropolitan daily newspaper in the country to offer readers a side of entertainment with its news. Over…

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The Long Road to Recovery

By the time that Sherman Alexie was a teenager, he already knew that the uranium mines littered across his community were a threat to his life. “I have very little doubt that I’m going…

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