Summer 2016 Issue


Editor's Note

Animal Stories

Robert Wilson


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Letters From …

South Africa: Rhinos Under the Gun

Katarzyna Nowak

Works in Progress


Margaret Foster

Rethinking How We Try Terrorists

Karen J. Greenberg

Fiction Preview: A Bumpy Ride

Alice McDermott

A Cold Look

Tom Bentley

College Meets Wall Street

Brad Edmondson

Out With the Old Laws

Charlotte Salley

Tuning Up

On Prayer

Edward Hoagland

Commonplace Book

Summer 2016

Anne Matthews

Book Essay

Living With Dante
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Louis Begley

Book Reviews

Manifest Poverty

Dennis Covington

Courting All Voters

Lincoln Caplan

With Noses Held High

Becca Rothfeld

Annals of Human Oddity

Andy Grundberg

The Great Summing Up
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James Gibney

The Lives Aquatic
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Eugene Linden

Bohemian Rhapsody
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Sridhar Pappu

American Places

Key West, Florida

Lincoln Perry


The Taming of the Wild

David Gessner

As we celebrate the centenary of the National Park Service, a meditation on “the best idea that America ever had”

The FBI, My Husband, and Me

Shirley Streshinsky

What I know now about Ted, whose photographs documented the 1960s, and about J. Edgar Hoover’s attempts to label him a Soviet spy

The Truth About Dallas
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Howard P. Willens and Richard M. Mosk

Looking back at the investigation of the Kennedy assassination and the controversies that dogged it from the start

The Other Woman
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Sheila Kohler

A mother’s devastating secret, and its many reverberations, present and past

Flight Behavior

Amy Butcher

A restless traveler finds solace in the quiet beauty of the annual sandhill crane migration

Waiting for Fire

James Conaway

As smoke thickens and ash falls, an esteemed Napa vintner prepares to save his home and livelihood


All Her Names
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Kali Fajardo-Anstine


Hold Up a Poem

Langdon Hammer

Three Poems
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Rowan Ricardo Phillips


Rowan Ricardo Phillips


Well, Some of It Was True
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Brian Doyle

The life and death of Joe Strummer of the Clash

It Beggared All Description

Sudip Bose

The famous flop that opened the Met

Concrete Revival
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David Hay

The resurrection of Marcel Breuer