John Ashbery began winning awards with his first collection of poems. He went on to earn a Pulitzer, the National Book Award and many, many others. Despite his often challenging style, he was one of the most influential poets of the 20th century.
Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah went to South Carolina to write about the trial of Dylann Roof. He's the white man convicted of murdering eight black parishioners and their pastor at Charleston's historic Mother Emmanuel AME church. She was planning to write about the people who died, but instead found herself writing about Roof.
White supremacists using Crusaders' crosses and other medieval imagery on their homemade shields say the time period is an ideal of a white Europe. But medieval scholars say the white supremacists are wrong and the scholars are fighting back.