Spring 2018 Issue


Editor's Note


Robert Wilson


Responses to Our Winter 2018 Issue

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Letters From …

Raja Ampat: Seas of Change

Greg Wrenn

Works in Progress

Where the Livin’ Is Easy

Noelani Kirschner

Rivers Run Through Us

Martin Doyle

Educating Lillian

Kevin Wilson

Ships of Pearl

Tom Bentley

Enviably Green

Charlotte Salley

The Color of Faith

Elyse Graham

Tuning Up

Haste Makes Waste

Edward Hoagland

Commonplace Book

Spring 2018

Anne Matthews

Book Reviews

Shadow Warriors

Karen J. Greenberg

Where the Sun Never Set

Paul Kennedy

Literary Life on the Rocks
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Domenica Ruta

A Planet in Peril
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David Gessner

A Window on Europe

Gary Saul Morson

A Fallen Angel of Mercy

Michela Wrong

American Places


Kimo Nelson


A Vacuum at the Center

W. Robert Connor

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

Courage Before the Thaw

Miranda Weiss

Portraits of Alaskan women on the precipice of climate change

The Privilege Predicament

Robert Boyers

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

Of a Fire on the Marsh
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Parker Bauer

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

When Death Came to Golden
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Kristen Iversen

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

What Is a Dog?
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Chloe Shaw

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


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Bobbie Ann Mason

“Some things you could make happen, but life was made up mostly of things that happened to you, and even that didn’t account for the way fractured lives somehow held together.”


A Blessing and a Curse

Langdon Hammer

Radiation Days
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J. D. McClatchy


Galleries of the World
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Robert J. Bliwise

An interview with the Met’s Daniel H. Weiss

Going Dutch
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Jason Wilson

In these relentlessly disruptive times, 17th-century canvases from the Netherlands can provide moments of solace and hope