SARA VERSLUIS is a freelance writer and editor currently living in New York City.
The students who attend the International High School at Prospect Heights walk through hallways originally constructed in the 1920s, when the New York City Board of Education erected a colossal 3,500-seat school in view of the Brooklyn Museum and Botanical Gardens.
In 1986, after dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier was whisked out of Haiti on a U.S. cargo plane, it was as if the entire country had “burst out talking,” writes Amy Wilentz in Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti. The foreign correspondents had a name for Duvalier: “Fred Voodoo”a pejorative for Haiti’s prototypical straw man.
In early 2009, journalist Ethan Casey returned to Asia, specifically India and Pakistan, after a five-year hiatus. His trip, a six-week journey beginning in Mumbai and ending in Karachi, aimed to capture the conversations and character of what, in many texts, headlines, and analyses on Pakistan, is fingered as the worlds most frightening state.