Monthly Archives: April 2014

World War I: Black is not a color of the rainbow

When the New York National Guardsmen of the 42nd Infantry Division left for the Great War, they were given a jubilant send-off. They were named the Rainbow Division. Another group of men, the 369th, also from New York, would leave … Continue reading

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The colonel is dead

The colonel died yesterday. Gabriel García Márquez may have passed away in a hospital in Mexico City, but for many who affectionately called him Gabo, he simply walked into the forest of his Macondo. I call him the ‘colonel’ because … Continue reading

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