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The Wild West's Atomic Legacy
On this day in 1951, the U.S. military began a nuclear testing program in Nevada. Here, we explore the atomic legacy of the American West. JACKASS FLATS, Nev.—Aeration towers for underground blockhouse and a command center for atomic rocket launches, 1980.
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.
Join the Fray
A photograph is not created by a photographer. What they do is just to open a little window and capture it. The world then writes itself on the film. The act of the photographer is closer to reading than it is to writing. They are the readers of the world.