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.


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.