CDC Director Dr. Redfield and Dr. Fauci leave a meeting together. A screen displays the text, "Opening Up America Again."

American exceptionalism in a pandemic

COVID-19 has turned our world upside down. It’s also created a moment to turn things right side up.

Web Exclusive: Claude Chabrol

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A New National Anthem

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Does the South Even Need Its Own Flag?

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A carnival model of Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in 2009.

‘Why are Americans so fat?’ And other questions Russians have about us.

Burmese refugees Thailand

The biggest group of current refugees in the US? Christians from Myanmar.


Trump’s anti-refugee push has hidden victims.

Gary Younge's new book is called A Day in the Death of America.

One random day, 10 kids shot dead in America


Gary Younge’s forthcoming book about gun violence in America follows the lives of 10 slain children.

The African American String Music Tradition

There’s been a lot of speculation about the chain of musical events that link the blues back to Africa. Most of that chain is unrecorded and shrouded in mystery. But there is one chapter, just before the blues, that we … Read more »

First Days

What’s the story of your first days in America?

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Some immigrants spent their first nights at the YMCA. Others saw snow for the first time. Some people didn’t mean to end up here at all. What do you — or your parents or grandparents — remember about your first days in the US? Submit your story to the South Asian American Digital Archive’s First Days Project.