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Read Slate’s Santa pieces: Elizabeth Weingarten discusses her guilt over debunking the myth of Santa for a third grade classmate; Steven Tobolowsky recalls his first crisis of belief at the age of 5. NEW YORK CITY—Men of the Volunteers of America gather in front of their service center before the Christmas season, 1961.
Book of the Week
RFK Funeral Train
by Paul Fusco
Thirty-nine years ago this week in Los Angeles, Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated. A funeral train carried his body from New York City to Washington, D.C. In RFK Funeral Train, Paul Fusco documents the funeral train procession. Despite the hot weather, hundreds of thousands of people stood along the train tracks waiting to pay their respects.
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In all the different types of work I’ve done—editorial, travel, advertising—they’ve all had the same engine driving them, which is that I can’t think of anything that’s better than what happens in real life.