Thousands of the items will go on display — some in a museum, others online — on Monday, exactly one year after gunman Omar Mateen opened deadly fire inside the gay nightclub. In addition to those killed, 53 people were wounded in the hail of bullets.
Our natural instinct is to shield our children when we hear bad news. Sometimes, however, shielding our children means talking to them about some very messy topics, to equip them to handle the situation best.
Kevin Fisher-Paulson is a white police officer. His adopted son Zane is black. Now, as Zane grows up, he has to navigate discussions of policing and race — and how to protect his son from circumstances he never had to experience.
A Pakistani tea merchant with velvet eyes saw his life changed this week when his portrait spread around the Internet, sparking ardent debates on class, objectification, and the place of ethnic Pashtuns in society.
Beauty is the template for every fairy-tale heroine, says Amanda Filipacchi, daughter of a former elite Ford model. She has written a novel about an attractive woman who dons an elaborate, unattractive disguise to find real love. "It's sad how important it is," she says of beauty. "It's kind of tragic."