A Beautiful Use of Negative Space

tnc.jpg

As part of my continued effort to answer my questions about the Civil War, I'll be gone for much of January. I'm approaching that time with a predictable mix of hope and sadness. Hope, because, again, I'll have some solitary time to answer the questions that keep me up at night. Moreover--as the photo indicates--any day when I'm not speaking is a good day. Sadness, because I'll be away from my family for an extended period. Ten weeks over the course of a year is a lot for me. Besides, I pride on keeping the boy at a distance which I deem yoke-able.


Anyway, for you guys, it means another team of guest-bloggers. A lot of them will be the same group who covered for me when I took my first jaunt into The Woods. For this second one, I've tried to pull together an interesting line-up. 

And now back to your regularly scheduled program.

Photo by Eric Etheridge

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

Why Principals Matter

Nadia Lopez didn't think anybody cared about her middle school. Then Humans of New York told her story to the Internet—and everything changed.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register with Disqus.

Please note that The Atlantic's account system is separate from our commenting system. To log in or register with The Atlantic, use the Sign In button at the top of every page.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

A History of Contraception

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

Video

'A Music That Has No End'

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

Video

What Fifty Shades Left Out

A straightforward guide to BDSM

From This Author

Just In