Stephanie Elizondo Griest


In ‘The Line Becomes a River,’ Plumbing the Depths of the Border War’s Human Toll

Francisco Cantú’s confessions mimic the desert landscape he patrols: haunting but elegant, with glimmers of humor for reprieve.

It’s Christmas Eve, and Francisco Cantú and his mother are drinking eggnog with brandy around a miniature tree. Mom, a retired National Park Service ranger, is trying to understand why — after graduating with honors from American University — her … Read More