Recherche du femme Perdue 

This is an introduction to a story I've researched and pursued for two years. Thirty years ago, my father found a letter in an old piece of office furniture. Twenty eight years later I get the letter, an incredibly literate, graphic and dramatic description of the burning of Lahinch, a revengeful act carried out by…Read more Recherche du femme Perdue 

Mapping Ireland’s Mysterious Carvings of Old Women Exposing Their Genitals

Sheela-na-gigs can be found all over the country, but it’s only recently that academics have been brave enough to study them. by Cara Giaimo May 01, 2017 Sometime in the 1940s, workers repairing a culvert in Limerick, Ireland, pried a stone out of the ground, flipped it over, and found a surprise waiting for them…Read more Mapping Ireland’s Mysterious Carvings of Old Women Exposing Their Genitals

The Benjamin Franklin Method: How to (Actually) Learn to Write

Benjamin Franklin may be the most prolific man in all of American history. In his NYT bestselling Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, Walter Isaacson writes of Franklin— “[He was] the most accomplished American of his age and the most influential in inventing the type of society America would become.” Franklin’s literal rags to riches story is…Read more The Benjamin Franklin Method: How to (Actually) Learn to Write

Rebecca Solnit: ‘Dear Donald Trump, You Should Visit Your Hometown Someday

Dear Donald Trump, I wonder if you have ever actually explored the New York City you claim to live in. I recommend it, because it has beauties and splendors that undermine so many of the assertions that I have heard you make during your campaign, particularly in the final debate. For starters, its eight million-plus…Read more Rebecca Solnit: ‘Dear Donald Trump, You Should Visit Your Hometown Someday

Secrets of LeCarre

photo: John le Carré has lived in Cornwall for four decades and declines most interview requests. Photograph: Adrian Sherratt/Rex Features Writer and occasional spy, John LeCarre has published his autobiography, The Pigeon Tunnel. Luke Harding Friday 2 September 2016 22.01 BST John le Carré was beaten up by his father and grew up mostly starved of…Read more Secrets of LeCarre

Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/08/11/magazine/isis-middle-east-arab-spring-fractured-lands.html?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits&_r=0 Photo credit: Civilians fleeing Basra, Iraq, March 2003. Paolo Pellegrin/Magnum Photos   Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart PART I: ORIGINS PART II: THE IRAQ WAR PART III: ARAB SPRING PART IV: ISIS RISING PART V: EXODUS By Scott Anderson Photographs by Paolo Pellegrin This is a story unlike any we have…Read more Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart

End of an Era

Having worked in the newspaper industry in the latter half of the 20th century, I saw these changes and the writing, on the wall... Photographer Sean Dana is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography. From his project ‘Howard Quinn Closing‘. To see Sean’s gallery of projects click on any image. Howard…Read more End of an Era