Winter 2024

Cover Story

In the Forest of the Colobus

At a Gambian nature reserve, troops of endangered monkeys—and numerous other creatures—enact a grand drama that plumbs the mysteries of life, death, and regeneration

by Dawn Starin

Articles

An Outrage Sacred to the Gods

As Antigone knows all too well, the act of burying a loved one is not always a simple matter

by Greg Afinogenov

It All Begins in Love

An essayist sees glimpses of her parents and the many struggles they endured in a new exhibition of southern photography

by Emily Bernard

Florida Man

Making a home in the Sunshine State when you feel like a perpetual outsider

by Thomas Swick

Give Us Something to Look At

Why ornament matters in architecture

by Witold Rybczynski

Shooting a Dog

During a deployment in Iraq, a young soldier confronts a fundamental paradox about the masculine temperament in wartime

by Hugh Martin

Notes From the Front

Henry Kissinger’s Vietnam diary shows that he knew the war was lost a decade before it ended

by Thomas A. Bass