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Mary Anne Andrei

Mary Anne Andrei’s photographs have appeared in the Guardian, Harper’s, In These Times, Maclean’s, Mother Jones, and the New Republic. Her history of museums and the early conservation movement, Nature’s Mirror, is forthcoming (Chicago, 2018). She is a story producer in the digital and multimedia division of Nebraska Public Television.


Photography by Mary Anne Andrei

Ted Genoways’s Notes to Self

Fall 2017 | Articles

Land grabs and blood feuds, ambushes and priests on the run: Few periods are as unhinged as the thirty-five years Genoways covers in his current work, a chronicle of the tequila industry that homes in on the period between the beginnings of the Mexican Revolution and World War II. Genoways says that the process of assembling Romo’s story was typical of the research for the book overall. Traditional sources have been spotty at best: Journalistic oppression, by both the government and powerful families, runs deep in Mexico, riddling newspapers with frustrating silences; and decades of political instability meant that official documents were either not kept or destroyed.

What is Gone

Fall 2011 | Memoir

Dome of the pavilion in the Sunken Gardens in Lincoln, Nebraska. I'm that person who watches, who holds back, who eschews sentimentality at the same time she maintains a nostalgia for the past, who remembers in detail particular nights at the Drums [...]