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Context — March 22, 2017, 1:51 pm

The National Mood

On Sunday, Jimmy Breslin, a longtime New York City newspaper columnists, died at 88. In this short essay, published on Harpers.org in 2010, Breslin reflects on the United States nearly a decade after 9/11.

Context — March 22, 2017, 1:32 pm

Letter to a Young Man About to Enter Publishing

On Monday, Robert Silvers, a founder of the New York Review of Books, died at 87. Before creating the Review, Silvers worked as an editor for Harper’s Magazine, where, in 1959, he edited a collection of essays called “Writing in America.” This work was originally published anonymously, but has since been attributed to Silvers.

Context — March 10, 2017, 1:41 pm

Tort Deform

“The assault by a thousand cuts never stops, but it’s hard for the public to see what is happening.”

Context — January 25, 2017, 11:19 am

Crowd Control

A weekend of alternative estimations

Context — January 18, 2017, 1:54 pm

The Lords of Lambeau

On family, fate, and Packers football

Context — January 6, 2017, 3:02 pm

Misinformation Intern

My summer as a military propagandist in Iraq

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