After a Mass Tragedy, Confronting the Curation of Catastrophe

By ALAN BLINDER July 7, 2017 DALLAS — An eight-foot cross rests on its side, near an assortment of other crosses and a menagerie of police uniform patches. Close by are rain-curled posters and hundreds of artificial flowers. “Back the...

A Glimpse Into the Life of a Slave Sold to Save Georgetown

By RACHEL L. SWARNS March 12, 2017 He was an enslaved teenager on a Jesuit plantation in Maryland on the night that the stars fell. It was November 1833, and meteor showers set the sky ablaze. His name was Frank Campbell. He would hold tight to that...