The Great Dismal Swamp is a vast area straddling the border of eastern Virginia and North Carolina. An unforgiving environment, it played an important role in the history of slavery in the United States. Runaway slaves are believed to have lived in the Dismal Swamp, creating their own independent societies prior to the Civil War. For historian Eric Sheppard, the area holds a personal history. Like many others, his ancestor, Moses Grandy, is believed to have found refuge in the swamp. As more history comes to light in recent times, the lost stories of these brave survivors are finally being told.A huge thanks to our guest editor this week, Yvonne Orji. Check her out in “Insecure,” Sundays at 10:30 P.M. on HBO.
Kendra Allenby likes the messy stuff. Her cartoons, which frequently appear in The New Yorker, explore the absurdity of human life wherever it unfolds—cramped apartments, crowded bars and now, the Pacific Crest Trail. Watercolors in hand and husband by her side, Kendra is documenting the five-and-a-half-month journey, with its epic beauty and inevitable stresses, by sketching. And while the couple’s destination is clear, Kendra looks forward to seeing where these newest cartoons will land.This Great Big Story is by Coors Light, Celebrate Responsibly® 2018 Coors Brewing Co., Golden, CO
Stormy Daniels, the woman who sued President Trump over a hush agreement to keep her silent about their alleged sexual encounter, has written a book about her life which she says will include details of her time with Donald Trump.
Anura Wijewikrama fishes two hours each morning and two hours each evening. And like his grandfather and father before him, he does so on handmade stilts driven into the sand. He is one of the few still carrying on the practice, which is exclusively found in the stunning waters off Sri Lanka. What started started as a World War II-era reaction to food and boat shortages is now done to keep tradition alive, with stilt fishermen like Anura taking on other jobs to make ends meet.This Great Big Story was inspired by Genesis.
President Donald Trump's attorney Jay Sekulow claims without presenting proof that NBC edited the President's May 2017 interview in which he spoke about his decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey.
A student pilot is in custody after he allegedly hopped a security fence early Thursday at Florida's Orlando Melbourne International Airport and boarded a passenger jet that was undergoing maintenance, an airport spokeswoman said.