Here’s a bit of Swedish you can bust out at cocktail parties (remember those?) when the global COVID-19 pandemic ends and social gatherings become a thing again: The word is ” överväldigad!”* Roughly translated it means “mind blown!” And that’s what we uttered, dare we say “exclaimed,” when we heardContinue Reading

The cover of Vanity Fair magazine’s September 2020 issue is a triumph. It’s a beautiful, bittersweet portrait of Breonna Taylor by the artist Amy Sherald. The issue is guest-edited by Ta-Nehisi Coates and includes a feature article edited by him in conversation with Taylor’s mother. Taylor was in the newsContinue Reading