Woodfox said that his tattoo was done by Charles Neville, of the Neville Brothers, while he was being held at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Houston, Texas; October, 2016. Photograph by Mark Hartman for The New Yorker
Medicine--like much else in life--is set up to reward heroism. That's where the money is. But, Atul Gawande argues in this great new essay, learning to reward and honor incrementalism would keep many more people healthy.
I love this piece about the way that reading helped center Obama during his Presidency. He's got some excellent recommendations too, and, as he says, "the role of stories to unify is more important than ever."
King's famous letter, published in The Atlantic as "The Negro Is Your Brother" several months after its original writing, was written in response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight white religious leaders of the South. It stands as one of the classic documents of the civil-rights movement.
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