Cover painting by Anton Brzesinski
How did material wealth become more important than life itself?
The cities of tomorrow will be less like The Jetsons and more like déjà vu.
Also available: audio interview with the author.
A spirited food-sovereignty movement takes root in the Haitian countryside.
Also available: audio slide show, narrated by Bear Guerra.
In the wilds of Patagonia, a feisty penguin crosses the line between study subject and friend.
If any city had to be taken over by spiders, this one fit the bill. A short story.
Web Extra: Sharona Muir Reads This Story Aloud.
The globe's ubiquitous substrate, shaped by the forces of nature and the human hand.
Wherein everyday miracles await the attentive heart.
Along the seam between two tragedies, the wonder is parsed out more slowly, though at times it still eclipses the pain.
Why better-safe-than-sorry is better than cutting it close.
We no longer need an outside entity to censor our most heartfelt thoughts.
A walk down Main Street with James Howard Kunstler.
In this department of the magazine, we offer a space for people to exercise their sixth sense and tell us about their place, their connection to it, its history and future and imaginary life, in words and pictures. It's an ongoing web feature as well. In this issue: Linda Paul, on Boise, Idaho; Gary Kohl, on Toronto, Ontario; Kenneth Chiedu Uso, on Ojobo, Nigeria; Yana Beranek's photograph of El Limón, Dominican Republic; and Benjamin Vogt, on Grand Island, Nebraska.
Step aside, corporate media goliaths, and let the people control the story of our time.
"I went down to the creek and stumbled on a six-point buck, field dressed and butchered...."
The Bird Sisters, by Rebecca Rasmussen
Journey of the Universe, by Brian Thomas Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker
Cricket Radio, by John Himmelman
The Moral Lives of Animals, by Dale Peterson
Moby-Duck, by Donovan Hohn
Lucky Fish, by Aimee Nezhukumatathil