First Place Nonfiction: Every nation needs a tsar

All across America, manila envelopes are rolling. Up from the South they roll, down from New England and over winding roads from the Adirondacks they are rolling in. They stream in the bellies of postal planes from Baja and from the Pacific Northwest, travel in mail trucks down from the Rocky Mountains high above where […]


The Lost New Haven Fish Market

Three hundred and seventy years after Indians first taught the founders of the New Haven Colony how to shuck oysters from the shallows of the New Haven Harbor, I am sitting in Pacifico, the only seafood restaurant in downtown New Haven. I’ve come to celebrate a close friend’s 22nd birthday, and even though Pacifico is […]

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Celebrate election with a vacation from cynicism

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