Paige Williams
Paige Williams joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 2015. She is the author of “The Dinosaur Artist,” which the Times named as one of its 100 Notable Books of 2018. Her journalism has won the National Magazine Award for feature writing and has appeared in anthologies including “The Best American Magazine Writing” and “The Best American Crime Writing.” She was a fellow at MacDowell, and a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.
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Preserving the Selfless Heroism of the Passengers of United Flight 93
In Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the valor of the passengers and crew has become central to the history of 9/11.
By Paige WilliamsSeptember 10, 2021
U.S. Journal
Mississippi’s Hospital System Is Rapidly Approaching Statewide Failure
Despite the efforts of Miss U.S.A. and the state’s top medical experts, COVID-19 cases are soaring.
By Paige WilliamsAugust 17, 2021
A Reporter at LargeJuly 5, 2021 Issue
Kyle Rittenhouse, American Vigilante
After he killed two people in Kenosha, opportunists turned his case into a polarizing spectacle.
By Paige WilliamsJune 28, 2021
News Desk
The Veterans Organizing to Stop Trumpism
A former Navy SEAL oversaw the creation of a new code of conduct that puts loyalty to democracy above politics.
By Paige WilliamsDecember 18, 2020
U.S. Journal
“Bring Hearts and Souls Back”: Ohio’s Former Top Public-Health Official on How America Can Avoid Dual Cataclysms
Dr. Amy Acton argues that immediate bipartisan leadership—and acknowledging the country’s pain and division—must be part of the way forward.
By Paige WilliamsNovember 1, 2020
U.S. Journal
The Changing Meaning of the American Flag Under Trump
To a Colorado veteran, flags represent freedom, but the nation’s most enduring symbol is taking on partisan significance.
By Paige WilliamsOctober 14, 2020
The Political SceneOctober 12, 2020 Issue
Inside the Lincoln Project’s War Against Trump
Progressives are wary of the conservative group hammering the President, but its founders say they’re fighting for all Americans.
By Paige WilliamsOctober 5, 2020
Annals of InfrastructureAugust 3 & 10, 2020 Issue
Urgent Care from the Army Corps of Engineers
While Trump flails in the pandemic, the military’s builders are getting it done.
By Paige WilliamsJuly 27, 2020
ShipshapeApril 27, 2020 Issue
On the U.S.N.S. Comfort, the Fight Changes Constantly
The massive hospital ship, a former oil tanker, was deployed to New York for the first time since 9/11.
By Paige WilliamsApril 20, 2020
News Desk
Trump’s Dangerous Messaging About a Possible Coronavirus Treatment
The President has continued to recommend a combination of drugs that are unproven in fighting the novel coronavirus and are known to cause dangerous side effects.
By Paige WilliamsMarch 27, 2020
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