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Nature Panes

by Noelani Kirschner | Monday, July 15, 2019

Smarty Pants Podcast

Aida’s Story

What one woman’s life between two countries can teach us about the humanitarian crisis at the border

by Stephanie Bastek | Friday, July 12, 2019

Asturias Days

Entre Vírgenes

by Clellan Coe | Friday, July 12, 2019

Read Me a Poem

“The Makers” by Howard Nemerov

Poems read aloud, beautifully

by Amanda Holmes | Friday, July 12, 2019


Rape Trees and Rosary Beads

Field notes of a Border Patrol agent

by Brendan Lenihan | Thursday, July 11, 2019

View from Rue Saint-Georges

Step Aside

Do we really want to live in a society where credentials don’t matter?

by Thomas Chatterton Williams | Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Read Me a Poem

“Our Casuarina Tree” by Toru Dutt

Poems read aloud, beautifully

by Amanda Holmes | Friday, July 05, 2019

Asturias Days

De Tanto Correr

by Clellan Coe | Friday, July 05, 2019

Measure by Measure

An Ives Fourth

Nostalgia or nightmare?

by Sudip Bose | Thursday, July 04, 2019
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“Had NASA kept pace, Elon Musk and others wouldn’t be planning missions to Mars. They’d have moved there already.”—George Musser

Plus: Scott W. Stern on why laws against sex trafficking never work, Caroline Alexander follows in the footsteps of the Iliad, and Karen J. Coates reports from a Cambodia flooded with Chinese investment

Cover Story

Our Fate Is in the Stars

Today’s space program still does amazing things, but nothing like Apollo. It’s time to begin again.

by George Musser

Book Reviews

The Difficult Diplomat

A highly flawed man who brought peace and controversy

by Charles Trueheart

Book Reviews

What Makes Us Better

Two books explore whether morality is innate or learned

by Sissela Bok


Sex Workers of the World United

Last year’s SESTA/FOSTA legislation aimed to limit sex trafficking—but it’s just the latest in a long line of policies designed to criminalize the oldest profession

by Scott W. Stern

Tuning Up

How to Be a Big-League Critic

Helpful hints from a professional

by David Lehman
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A City in Crisis

By Benjamin J. Pauli

An excerpt from Flint Fights Back by Benjamin J. Pauli
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