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Editor in Chief of The New York Times Magazine; formerly at Texas Monthly; author of Nothing Happened and Then It Did; Oakland grown.
Aug 18, 2019 14 tweets 11 min read
Let us now praise the source. 1/11 Many people @NYTmag & @nytimes worked on (& are still working on) the #1619Project. Rough count = ~80. All of them, me included, were inspired, driven, encouraged--in a word, *led*--by the vision, intellectual rigor, ambition & charisma of 1 amazing person: @nhannahjones 2/11
Aug 14, 2019 15 tweets 5 min read
This morning we’re launching something special: the #1619project, an effort from @NYTmag & @nytimes to mark the 400th anniversary of the start of American slavery. The project begins with a special issue of the magazine: nyti.ms/31JsMtb ... 1/15 The idea of the issue is this: the moment, in late August of 1619, when a ship arrived in the British colony of Virginia carrying 20-30 enslaved people from the African nations of Ndongo and Kongo—this is the country’s “birthday,” its true origin point ... 2/15
Jul 25, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
The August 5 issue of @NYTmag will be dedicated entirely to a single story, a captivating, revelatory history about the decade we almost stopped climate change, but didn't. Story by @NathanielRich with stunning aerial photography by George Steinmetz. This is the second time @NYTMag has dedicated an entire issue to one story. Two years ago, in a landmark piece by Scott Anderson, we focused on the collapse of the Arab World following the invasion of Iraq. nytimes.com/interactive/20… This time we turn our attention to the climate.