On September 11, 2001, nearly half a million civilians in Lower Manhattan escaped by water when mariners conducted a spontaneous rescue. This was the largest waterborne evacuation in history, but has gone largely untold.
Published September 12, 2021
“What about another book?” The editor’s email subject line announced her overture. Who would turn down such an offer? Still, I hesitated.
She was encouraging me to expand the piece I had published about the spontaneous boat evacuation of nearly half a million people from Manhattan on ...
Published September 11, 2021
Unlike the 9/11 attacks that ruptured our world in an instant on a single day, there is no singular anniversary that signifies the beginning -- or may signal the end -- of the pandemic. We commemorate anniversaries because we need them. What do we do without them?
Published September 10, 2021
Author Jessica DuLong considered pointillism and reader needs to tell the sweeping story of the largest maritime rescue in history
Published September 7, 2021
We diminish our shared humanity when we insist on thinking of heroes as exceptional. Heroes are ordinary people facing extraordinary circumstances.
Published September 7, 2021
The pandemic has made it hard for parents of teens and tweens to know what's weighing on our kids or how to help, but psychologist Lisa Damour gives advice on what to do
Published August 31, 2021
Millions of Americans are grieving loved ones taken by Covid-19. Yet even outside of a pandemic — with its staggering losses of lives, homes, economic security and normalcy — grief is hard work.
"The funny thing about grief is that no one ever feels like they're doing it the right way," ...
With chapters on loving yourself, yoga poses, cultural appropriation, "white guilt" and more, Jessamyn Stanley's "Yoke" explores the "yoga of the everyday," applying lessons learned on the mat to the challenges of living.
Pandemic deaths, insurrections, terrorism, police brutality and hate crimes force parents to consider sharing traumatizing news with our children. A 9/11 responder considers how to do it.
Even nonphysicists who have been stuck in endless lockdown loops are increasingly aware of a different sort of time, dubbed "Blursday." Is quarantine revealing time's less linear and more authentic plastic, elastic nature? Author Susanne Paola Antonetta weighs in.
Former editor-in-chief of Seventeen and CosmoGIRL! magazines, Atoosa Rubenstein, writes about vulnerability, leaving publishing, self-love, breakups, infidelity, and surviving molestation.
Author Anna Malaika Tubbs unearthed groundbreaking material about Alberta King, Louise Little, and Berdis Baldwin -- the mothers of MLK Jr., Malcolm X and James Baldwin -- who've gone remarkably unrecognized despite their significant contributions to history. Tubbs shares how their stories have informed her own journey as a Black mom