Duncan Murrell

Murrell is the program director at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. He is a contributing editor at Harper’s Magazine and The Normal School, and a consulting editor at Southern Cultures. His work has also appeared in The Oxford American, Poets & Writers, and several other magazines and newspapers.


Every Ornament Tells a Story

Trimming the family Christmas tree brings back memories with each addition of a cherished decoration — whether shiny and delicate or handmade and gaudy.

June 2011

Burger, with Everything

The humble burger gladly bears the various tastes of its individual eaters. And its heart and soul as a beef-on-a-bun creation never falters, never lets us down.