Chronicles Magazine Stories

Dead Stars,Black Holes

The word tragedy is no longer applied to the death of worthy people who made mistakes or even to young people in fatal traffic accidents. Now it is a tragedy when someone who has been seeking death for years—through drugs or alcohol or obsessive...

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    The Celebration of War

    World War II surprised most Americans, who, in those days, paid less attention to the rest of the world than they do today. In our town, World War I was a dissolving memory, kept alive by the sale of paper poppies and the sight of a few...

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