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Past Is Prologue

I own the table of my dreams because someone was desperate

A rounded wooden table with a vase of flowers on it in a living room.
A rounded wooden table with a vase of flowers on it in a living room.
All photos courtesy of Meg Conley


Past Is Prologue

A photographer’s perspective on recent events at the Capitol

All photos courtesy of the author


Past Is Prologue

And other examples of why more is more in Italy

The Statue of David in Florence. Photo: iStock


Past Is Prologue

An analysis of astronauts, the French revolution, and the future of space exploration


Past Is Prologue

White America may be meeting Donald Trump for the first time, but Black people have known him for centuries

Left image is Donald Trump obscured by low lighting, right image is a black and white illustration of a praying Black woman.
Left image is Donald Trump obscured by low lighting, right image is a black and white illustration of a praying Black woman.
Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

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Past Is Prologue

Love is strange

Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California, September 11, 2020. Photo: Sela Shiloni


Past Is Prologue

Working-class white people in the South have better stories to tell than the Lost Cause

Woman in Graham, North Carolina counter-protesting a Black Lives Matter march this past July. Photo by author.


Past Is Prologue

I don’t share a history of enslavement with Black Americans — but what we do share transcends oceans and generations

Colorful portrait photo of the author.
Colorful portrait photo of the author.
Photo courtesy of the author.


Past Is Prologue

How ‘How are you?’ (and other meaningless phrases) came to dominate conversations everywhere

Paper cut out of mouth with speech motif graphics.
Paper cut out of mouth with speech motif graphics.
Photo: Tara Moore/Getty Images


Past Is Prologue

And the history of how these crustaceans became a ‘fancy’ food

Photo of a lobster roll on a plate with a cup of beer next to it.
Photo of a lobster roll on a plate with a cup of beer next to it.
Lobster roll. Chez Sasha. Photos courtesy of the author.

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