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The Sounding Board: Why Ukrainian Americans are Committed to Preserving Ukrainian...

A Ukrainian-American professor of dance, involved since 2014 in war relief efforts, opens a window into the generations-long struggle of Ukrainian independence and identity.

An Appointment with Mercy

When faced with the decision to euthanize a beloved pet, an owner’s obligation comes due. From the moment that animal entered your life, you’ve...

Did You See an Asian Man Hiking in the Woods?

While we had been in in the Adirondack Mountains at Tupper Lake since early June, it wasn't until mid-July when I could finally hike...

Hiking Boots

You were the Whore and the Beast of Babylon, I was Rin Tin Tin. Leonard Cohen During the summer of 2012, my brother, Seth, and my father...

My Night of Fundraising

In the winter of my junior year at college, I found a squirrel. The squirrel was frozen in a block of ice on the...

This Will Be the Last Time

The very last time I saw Jimmy—the one who held on and whom I let go—he was not himself. I had taken Winston, our dog,...

She Wants to Lead

Havana Club is a cavernous and windowless room, designed to make patrons of this popular dance venue forget about time as though they’re in...

When I Was A Child, I Knew My House Would Burn

When Mom was a little girl with too much on her shoulders—"more than any child should have to deal with, you've got it so...

An Absence in the Air

I’m watching from my flat as the men fell the tree. Since I moved to this Istanbul neighborhood five years ago, it has swayed...

William Dean Howells and I

The William Dean Howells Memorial House sits on a perch above the mouth of the Piscataqua River that flows into Portsmouth Harbor in the...

You Are Here

I am nearing the half-century mark, and the veins and capillaries of my body are breaching. As the bodies of my daughters, smooth and fresh,...

Leave Me Alone

I return to something like consciousness lying outside the gate in the driveway, partly in the county road. Our big akitas whine and leap...