Can geoengineering make the climate happy?
A guy with a weakness for demography goes door to door for the census and discovers what a democracy is made of
"Deep Travel" opens our minds to the rich possibilities of ordinary experience
When a tornado tears through a beloved landscape, is it possible to just let nature heal itself?
How Joseph Mitchell's wonderful saloon became a sacred site for a certain literary pilgrim
We admit that unofficial, national fill-in-the-blank days can sometimes feel contrived. (National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day, anyone?) But National Hug Your Dog Day (April 10) is too good not to celebrate, especially if it means we can revisit one of our favorite essays: Chloe Shaw’s “What Is a Dog?” from our Spring 2018 issue. After losing a beloved hound named Booker—described as a “wolf meets horse meets dinosaur meets tongue”—Shaw confronts the joys and inevitable sorrows of loving a pet. “A dog is a second chance. A dog is death and life. A dog is plush red carpet and fresh warm pee.” A dog is worth celebrating, and not only on April 10.
When Lady Chatterley's Lover ran afoul of Britain's 1959 obscenity law, the resulting case had a cast worthy of P.G. Wodehouse
Must we persist in using the military option when it so rarely works?
Is selflessness in our nature?
How Lincoln went from frontier lawyer to Great Emancipator
Enmity at the intersections of religious radicalism
Truths both hard and timeless
What we don't know about what chimps know