The first public photo of the album
(Photo credit: RAASHAD PATTERSON)

The Paradox of Permanence

by Cyrus Bozorgmehr

There’s been a dualism at cultures’ core since time immemorial. On the one hand, the arts have always sought permanence. And yet the fleeting illumination of an immersive moment has always had a primal hold on human experience.

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The Immigration of an Idea

by Claire Booth

Who would do this job? What characters would I need to create to chop down these trees? And there really was only one answer. Immigrants. Specifically, undocumented immigrants from Mexico and Central America.

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The Erie Canal was indeed a paragon of public works. But although it exemplifies possibilities, the canal also reminds us of pitfalls.

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Mental health issues seem to be discussed everywhere these days. Yet appearances are deceiving. Although public knowledge of mental health has increased sharply over the past 60 years, public attitudes have either stayed flat or, in crucial ways, become worse.

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American recreational camping history has its share of legendary popularizers, including John Muir and Theodore Roosevelt. But some of the people who helped transform or popularize pleasure camping in America have fallen into obscurity; chances are you’ve never even heard of these innovators unless you are a history-minded camping nerd like me. It’s time to give these American originals their due.

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Certainly, the successful personal fundraising effort was the product of months of hard work, but the seeds of that success were planted in an unconventional campaign many years ago, when I was just 12 years old.

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From writing New York bestselling novels to writing for a network TV show Law & Order, How did Peter Blauner get there and return to the embrace of fictions?