The biologist David Sischo has a tragic assignment: keeping vigil over a species’ sole survivor, then marking its extinction in real time.
Denise Kersten Wills"It is said that everyone dies alone, but that was doubly true for George—alone at the end both in his cage and in the world." Such a good piece by @edyong209 about a snail named George and the biologist who cared for him.
The first time, she was raped. The second, she nearly drowned. In order to live in the United States legally, she had to leave her family and attempt to cross the border once more.
Denise Kersten WillsThe first time Mireya crossed the border, she was raped. The second, she nearly drowned. In order to live in the United States legally, she had to leave her family, return to Mexico, and attempt to cross the border once more.
No other matchup would be as riveting—or as revealing—as Harris versus Trump. But first she has to get through the primaries.
Denise Kersten Wills"She’s a black female prosecutor; we have a racist, misogynist, possibly criminal president. All of that caretaking of her political future—what was it for if not this?" Super smart (and fun to read) profile of Kamala Harris by @lizweil
The parents indicted in the college-admissions scandal were responding to a changing America, with rage at being robbed of what they believed was rightfully theirs.
Denise Kersten Wills"If hope is the thing with feathers, I was a plucked bird. Long ago, I surrendered myself to the fact that the horrible, horrible private-school parents of Los Angeles would get away with their nastiness forever."
Denise Kersten Wills"This is the terrible catch-22: The thing that soothes the pain prolongs it. The thing that brings me back to life pushes me closer to the grave."
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