Cover Story

A Vacuum at the Center

How a demagogue resembles a typhoon, and why it matters to the future of the republic

by W. Robert Connor

Articles

Courage Before the Thaw

Portraits of Alaskan women on the precipice of climate change

by Miranda Weiss

The Privilege Predicament

Yes, advantage exists, but has the promiscuous casting of blame enhanced the work of understanding?

by Robert Boyers

Of a Fire on the Marsh

The last days of the dusky seaside sparrow, a species that went extinct when it lost out to the moon race

by Parker Bauer

When Death Came to Golden

A writer’s strange entanglement with one of the 20th century’s most prolific serial killers

by Kristen Iversen

What Is a Dog?

Friendship, faith, and love, for starters—yet our relationships with our canine companions contain many more unfathomable mysteries

by Chloe Shaw