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Charles Wilson
Senior news researcher at "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver."
Senior news researcher at "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver."
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This book—which deserved the Pulitzer Prize it won—is an impressive portrait of the Jim Crow South, of the brave work of Thurgood Marshall, and of the dark heart of a Florida sheriff.

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This is a short piece I wrote for The New Yorker’s website on a tornado that struck a school near my great-grandfather’s home in southwestern Virginia—and the poignant song it inspired.

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This is my article for tomorrow's New York Times on the artist Laura Anderson Barbata's efforts to provide a dignified burial in Mexico for Julia Pastrana, who died five years before Lincoln.

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I enjoyed Gary Wills's "Lincoln at Gettysburg," reviewed below. It is valuable both as a history lesson and as a study of the transformative power of the right words delivered at the right time.

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This is an amazing piece by Dexter Filkins on "moral injury" and an Iraq war veteran's outreach to a family he harmed.

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Five tiny pieces I wrote for this week's New York Times Magazine on famous men and women who took up new pursuits later in life.

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Mark Lindquist, a Joplin tornado survivor, reflects with me on his attempts to save three men with Down Syndrome during the storm.
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