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Untold Stories from the Largest Boat Lift in History

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.

Writing 9-11: The Costs and Benefits of Saying Yes

“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 ...

Grief-induced anxiety: Calming the fears that follow loss

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," said

Blursday: How physics can shake you out of your pandemic slump

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.