James Polchin teaches writing at NYU and is the founder and editor of the site Writing in Public.
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Cashed Out in Buenos Aires In Argentina, cash is king. An enlightened despot when your pockets are full, and a wrathful monarch when you’re insolvent. Amid a frantic departure from Buenos Aires, I learned this […]
A Bridge Over Troubled Water What is it about autumn and the dedication of major engineering projects in the American Southwest? Seventy-five years ago, on September 30, 1935, Franklin Roosevelt traveled to the […]
Land of the Rising Sunshine These things are by nature impossible to see, but the Florida Atlantic University parking lots in Boca Raton are built on a lost civilization.
In 1903, 29-year-old […]