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A Biographical History of the Fourteenth Amendment

On July 28, 1868, the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified. Here, we examine the people and stories behind the law that recognized -- at least in theory -- the full humanity of all adult citizens of the United States, regardless of race or gender.(READ MORE)

Lily Koppel on the Apollo 11 Summer of 1969

Lily Koppel, author of The Astronaut Wives Club, writes about the wives of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin in 1969, avoiding the spotlight, living in fear, and desperately wishing for their husbands' safe return home. (READ MORE)

Philippe Petit Picks the Lock to the Creative Brain

Philippe Petit, the famed 1974 Twin Towers tightrope walker, has written an ode to his influences: Creativity: The Perfect Crime. In it, he revisits the death-defying act that put him on the world stage and examines the role creativity plays in his career.(READ MORE)