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Twitter is the contemporary postcard—social updates that are limited by size, but not imagination. For a month, with a billion stamps, our correspondent moved his tweets from the laptop to the post office, and rediscovered the joy of mail.
Twenty-five years after Patrick Sherrill killed 14 employees at an Oklahoma post office—inspiring the term “going postal”—a massacre unfolded in Norway. A deadly America export, both phrase and phenomenon, comes under scrutiny.
This summer, record highs turned the city into a pressure cooker—and its inhabitants didn’t suffer it mildly. Braving the brimstone to mail a package.