Colleen Kinder
Colleen Kinder has written essays and articles for The New Republic, Salon.com, The New York Times, Ms., Ninth Letter,, and A Public Space. She teaches nonfiction writing at Yale.

Measure the Sky Over Mexico City

I first heard about H1N1 over sushi dinner in Mexico City. It was just a flu then, not yet tied to swine, nor assigned a proper acronym, only worth a mention at dinner because it was killing people very nearby. “Twenty people,” claimed Chelsea, an American who did research at a Mexico City hospital. She...

Moderate Pomp

There’s a posse of amputees outside the UN Drive Supermarket. My van rolls into the lot and four of them limp toward the spot it’s about to take. The amputees are male, older than teenaged, but barely. Some are missing an arm; most lack a leg. Sitting shotgun in a twelve-seater van, I have some...