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Cover Story

A Forgotten Turner Classic

Who was George Eyser, the one-legged German-American gymnast who astounded at the Olympic Games?

Cover Story

A Forgotten Turner Classic

Who was George Eyser, the one-legged German-American gymnast who astounded at the Olympic Games?

ARTICLES

To Catch a Sunset

Reflections on allergies, anxieties, and the limits of familial love

The Next New Thing

In architecture, the gulf between the traditional and the modern seems wider than ever before

Imperfecta

Her brother’s disease leads a writer to challenge how we conceive of human abnormality in the emerging era of gene editing

Femmes Fantastiques
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Mickalene Thomas and the art of remixing

The Given Child
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To what lengths would a mother go to ensure her family’s survival in a remote Himalayan village?

Martha Foley’s Granddaughters
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What the esteemed literary editor never knew about the life of her troubled son, David Burnett

To Catch a Sunset

Reflections on allergies, anxieties, and the limits of familial love

The Next New Thing

In architecture, the gulf between the traditional and the modern seems wider than ever before

Imperfecta

Her brother’s disease leads a writer to challenge how we conceive of human abnormality in the emerging era of gene editing

Femmes Fantastiques
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Mickalene Thomas and the art of remixing

The Given Child
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To what lengths would a mother go to ensure her family’s survival in a remote Himalayan village?

Martha Foley’s Granddaughters
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What the esteemed literary editor never knew about the life of her troubled son, David Burnett

Rage, Muse
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The novels that revisit Greek myths, giving voice to the women who were scorned, wronged, or forgotten

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DEPARTMENTS

editor's note

tuning up

Just When You Thought It Wasn’t Safe …

How Wilbert Longfellow turned America into a nation of swimmers

Bards Behind Bars
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Reading Sartre aloud inside a maximum-security prison

Corona Chasers
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You never forget your first solar eclipse

Riding With Mr. Washington
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How my great-grandfather invented himself at the end of Reconstruction

For Whom Do We Create?
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The conundrum facing so many American artists today

poetry

Florida Baroque

The tropical verse of Ange Mlinko

anniversaries

fiction

commonplace book

Book essay

Our Pets, Our Plates

In defense of the furred and the hoofed

book reviews

Rhyme, Not Repetition

All that’s past isn’t necessarily present

Survival Situation

The debate over evolution and its discoverer

The Rescuer

In search of the Underground Railroad’s legendary conductor

Facing the Facts

An antiquated take on antiquity

We Are the Borg

Is the convergence of human and machine really upon us?

Numbers Game

A novelist’s indictment of how we account for our history

Born to Be Wild

One founding family’s centuries-long journey

Uncontacted

Indigenous civilizations thrived long before Europeans showed up

Our Pets, Our Plates

In defense of the furred and the hoofed