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First Person

Performing my first opera — al fresco

Singing in the Mile-Long Opera in Manhattan's High Line park, I felt connected to my fellow New Yorkers like never before.

By Maryann De Leo

I Tried It: Ghost hunting

By Alison Stevenson

First Person

A night on a hunt for the homeless

The moral dilemma of a well-intentioned search

By Ezra Haber Glenn

Stories in Career Day


A blind spot in medical data? Sometimes, it’s race.

Black patients have good reason to question data-driven medicine. Here’s how to restore our trust.

By Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez


When protest came dressed in a tiara

Before Beyoncé and Colin Kaepernick, there was Mlle Bourgeoise Noire

By Heather Kapplow

Stories in Ideas

Stories in I Tried It

I Tried It: Sensory deprivation tank

By Allen Strickland Williams

First Person

Alone on the mountain — where I belonged

Nevada's bristlecone pines are the oldest trees on Earth. I needed to see them by myself.

By Andy Pepper

Stories in First Person

That’s not my name

By Schuyler Velasco

I Tried It: Sensory deprivation tank

By Allen Strickland Williams


What would you do? Take an immigrant’s journey.

Here are eight immigrant stories, told through composite characters but based on real laws and historically documented scenarios. Follow their paths, and see how you would respond to the choices they faced.