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Timeless stories from our 171-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
From Trapped in the Present Tense, which will be published next month by Counterpoint Press. It’s possible to construct a statistical mosaic of American life out of the 332 million…
What does it mean to be Latino?
I never knew I needed you: the detrimental effects of isolation and the importance of strangers Read More
Notes on a year without strangers
From “Inside Stories,” an essay published in the Winter 2021 issue of Five Points. I used to visit an elderly woman who lived in a single room in an apartment…
Can Democrats win back postindustrial America?
By Pico Iyer, from A Beginner’s Guide to Japan, out this month from Knopf. Iyer, a British-American essayist and novelist, has lived in Nara, Japan, since 1992. Japan is the…
Early in the morning on June 28, 1969, New York police raided the Stonewall Inn at 53 Christopher Street, the city’s most popular gay bar. The police had raided Stonewall…
Life in the new South Africa
The fall of New York and the urban crisis of affluence
What the tundra has in store for Russia’s reindeer herders