Alan Shapiro

  • Wave

    Of and not of. water, moving in water, through it, while the water lifts in place. as it passes. buoy and boat, the way hands. in one row. rise…

  • Night Terrors

    Whose voice is it in mine when the child cries, terrified in sleep, and half asleep myself I'm there. beside him saying, shh, now easy,…

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Does This Child Need Marijuana?

Inside a family's fight to use marijuana oils to treat epilepsy

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A Miniature 1950s Utopia

A reclusive artist built this idealized suburb to grapple with his painful childhood memories.

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Why Principals Matter

Nadia Lopez didn't think anybody cared about her school. Then the Internet heard her story.

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A History of Contraception

In the 16th century, men used linen condoms laced shut with ribbons.

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'A Music That Has No End'

In Spain, a flamenco guitarist hustles to make a modest living.

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