The best new exhibit in New York City.

The best new exhibit in New York City.

The best new exhibit in New York City.

Examining culture and the arts.
May 17 2007 2:05 PM

Recovering the Disappeared

How do you memorialize people who vanish?

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Click here  to read a slide-show essay about the disappeared of South America.

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Meghan O'Rourke is Slate’s culture critic and an advisory editor. She was previously an editor at the New Yorker. The Long Goodbye, a memoir about her mother’s death, is now out in paperback.