Colin Powell, the Humble American
He broke racial barriers under four Presidents and called America “the last best hope of earth,” but also admitted to failing his country in selling the Iraq War.
By Robin WrightOctober 19, 2021
Colin Powell’s Fateful Moment
Though Powell created a doctrine of avoiding war unless absolutely necessary, he will be remembered for making the faulty case for invading Iraq.
By Dexter FilkinsOctober 18, 2021
The Teacher Who Changed How We Teach Writing
Mike Rose popularized a new model of writing instruction that saw students as struggling to do a very difficult thing.
By Kevin DettmarOctober 14, 2021
The Vibrant Life and Quiet Passing of Dottie Dodgion
The pioneering female jazz drummer played with Charles Mingus, Benny Goodman, and many others—and still had a regular gig, at the age of ninety, until the pandemic struck.
By Megan Mayhew BergmanSeptember 30, 2021
Peru Processes the Death of Abimael Guzmán
What do you do with the body of a terrorist?
By Daniel AlarcónSeptember 19, 2021
Norm Macdonald Was the Real Thing
His persona was droll, but he cared seriously, even ebulliently, about what comedy could be.
By Nathan HellerSeptember 15, 2021
Remembering Michael K. Williams, a Defender of Black Fictions
The death of the actor, who played Omar Little in “The Wire” and Chalky White in “Boardwalk Empire,” has cut tragically short one of the most interesting careers in television history.
By Doreen St. FélixSeptember 9, 2021
A Dream Dashed in Surfside
Leidy Luna Villalba’s village in Paraguay honors the young woman’s life, which was cut short within hours of her arrival in Miami.
By Stephania TaladridSeptember 9, 2021
Remembering Jean-Paul Belmondo, an Accidental Revolutionary of the French New Wave
The actor expected to have a career on the stage. Instead, with his starring role in Jean-Luc Godard’s “Breathless,” he became an icon of a cinema to which he didn’t belong.
By Richard BrodySeptember 7, 2021
The Elegant, Astounding Drumming of Charlie Watts
He animated the Rolling Stones, pumped the band’s blood.
By Amanda PetrusichAugust 25, 2021
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