A central Massachusetts city enabled the author’s ancestors to move into the good life of the middle class. That move is more complicated today.
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The activists fighting for police reform in the wake of a video that showed a black teenager shot 16 times by a white cop.
It involves a former 1960s bondage film actress, a Jewish neo-Nazi, the husband of the speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives, and a whole lot of creative marketing.
A profile of Broadway producer Jeffrey Seller, whose show makes more than $500,000 in profit every week.
Over four months, a methane well in southern California’s Aliso Canyon leaked Lebanon’s equivalent of yearly emissions into the atmosphere. No one knows what the long-term effects will be.
The revival of a landmark 1921 musical opens a door on the deep and twisted roots of black performance in America.
For thousands of years, sailors in the Marshall Islands have navigated vast distances of open ocean without instruments. Almost nobody on Earth understands how they do it. And soon, the few people who do will be gone.
Wayne Simmons was ideal conservative commentator. A former C.I.A. operative, he ate lunch with Donald Rumsfeld, took trips to Guantánamo aboard Air Force Two, and pumped the party line on Fox News. There was only one problem: Simmons had never been in the C.I.A.
Be nice and listen.
Was Edwin Raymond punished for not meeting quotas?