Death

Meet the Parent

Jan 20, 2013 By Mimi Swartz

In the year since my mother died, I’ve learned a lot of things—like how to spend time with my dad.

Soldiers of Misfortune

Jan 20, 2013 By Robert Draper

For as long as the U.S. military has patrolled the border in search of drug smugglers, there has been the possibility that an innocent civilian would be killed. The government insists the chance is worth taking. Tell that to the family of Ezequiel Hernandez, Jr.

The Desert of the Dead

Jan 20, 2013 By Pamela Colloff

While politicians and bureaucrats endlessly debate the best ways to secure our borders, undocumented immigrants are dying to get into America—literally.

Dear Jane

Apr 30, 2012 By Prudence Mackintosh

My mother-in-law knew how to sew, keep an immaculate house, and dress stylishly. In short, she was nothing like the unpolished young woman who married her son. Perhaps that’s why we loved each other so much.

Food Fright

Jul 31, 1997 By Jim Atkinson

Eating a peanut shouldn’t be a particularly memorable experience, but for Dallasite Mona Cain and countless other allergic Americans, it’s a matter of life and death.

Good-bye to a Friend

Jan 1, 1996 By djstout

He braved dangerous criminals, stalked wild wolves, waded into floodwaters, and chased a hurricane down the Texas coast into Mexico, but in a cruel turn of fate he was felled by a tiny insect. Photographer Doug Milner died November 13 after suffering an allergic reaction to a wasp sting at…

The Public Hell of Bob Carreiro

Jan 1, 1996 By Mimi Swartz

A daughter’s gruesome murder became a grieving father’s dark crusade to find her killer and thrust him into an ever-widening spotlight as an advocate for victims of violent crime.