Friday, January 17th, 2014
The National Geographic issue of July 1975 is as delightful a time capsule as you would expect from the magazine that dictated our understanding of the world. On the very first page is an advertisement for Iran Air—against a backdrop of the Manhattan skyline. “Now fly to New York five times a week,” the copy
Friday, December 6th, 2013
I remember not knowing what you looked like; at sunrise seeing the regime’s footmen erase your name from walls before the paint had dried. I remember, as a child, sitting on the back seat of the car...
Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010
Twenty ago next week Nelson Mandela was released from 27 years in prison. A large chunk of those years (18) was spent on Robben Island off Cape Town. Now that island is overrun by rabbits. And the...
Wednesday, January 6th, 2010