Photograph by Daniel Shea, "Bill Jones Camping on the Ohio"
Stalking the car of the future among the Budweiser-fueled crowds at Speed Week.
Audio extra: interview with Ginger Strand.
Two communities, separated by gender and geography, leave differing imprints on the land.
With an audio slide show.
Turning away from technology ignores thousands of years of evolution between humans and nature.
No democracy can thrive when its public education system is in ruins.
Portfolio: An artist seeking insight in detritus unveils the beauty in cycles and change.
Insects fascinated her, but her quest to become one interfered with her homework. A short story.
The sturgeon, an ancient, bony bottom feeder, is both a relic and an exercise in wonder.
On the human tendency to belittle big problems by asking petty questions.
It is wrongheaded and soul-crushing to ask art to justify itself in economic terms.
The first step to living differently is accepting that it can be done.
Ten years after 9/11...
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: Lucinda Faulkner Merritt, on Rum Island, Florida; Steve Edwards on Lincoln, Nebraska; and Candy Meacham, on Taft, California.
"Useless Bay, Washingtonten minutes across by motorboat, and so shallow that when the tide sweeps low…
Oil on Water, by Helon Habila
The Nature Principle, by Richard Louv
The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary, by Andrew Westoll
The Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic Circle, by Sara Wheeler
Radial Symmetry, by Katherine Lawson
The Day After Tomorrow, by J Henry Fair