by Cyrus Bozorgmehr
There’s been a dualism at cultures’ core since time immemorial. On the one hand, the arts have always sought permanence. And yet the fleeting illumination of an immersive moment has always had a primal hold on human experience.
by Claire Booth
Who would do this job? What characters would I need to create to chop down these trees? And there really was only one answer. Immigrants. Specifically, undocumented immigrants from Mexico and Central America.
by Jack Kelly
The Erie Canal was indeed a paragon of public works. But although it exemplifies possibilities, the canal also reminds us of pitfalls.
by Stephen Hinshaw
Mental health issues seem to be discussed everywhere these days. Yet appearances are deceiving. Although public knowledge of mental health has increased sharply over the past 60 years, public attitudes have either stayed flat or, in crucial ways, become worse.
American recreational camping history has its share of legendary popularizers, including John Muir and Theodore Roosevelt. But some of the people who helped transform or popularize pleasure camping in America have fallen into obscurity; chances are you’ve never even heard of these innovators unless you are a history-minded camping nerd like me. It’s time to give these American originals their due.
by Souad Mekhennet
I was told to come alone. I was not to carry any identification and would have to leave my cell phone, audio recorder, watch, and purse at my hotel in Antakya, Turkey. All I could bring were a notebook and a pen.