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Ideas

When clowns were cool

Murray Horwitz joined the circus out of college — and got an education

By Natalie Pompilio

First Person

The Pop-Tart whisperer

A war correspondent picks up a surprising skill (and a taste of home) in Afghanistan

By David Filipov

Kick the doors open

By Joan Anderman

First Person

Mind over water

How I finally learned to swim at 57

By Delia Cabe

Stories in Ideas

Red, white, blue, and black

By Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez

The uncertainty of basic necessities like water had long been a concern of Cape Town's poor. The Day Zero crisis was a rare equalizer.

in Waiting for Day Zero
First Person

Geeks gone wild

The day my tech-obsessed family went off the grid

By Alexandra Samuel­

Stories in First Person

I was dying up there

By Allen Strickland Williams