Great Emancipator or unreconstructed racist? Each generation evokes a different Lincoln. But who was our sixteenth president?
Today's scientists marvel that the 19th-century naturalist's grand vision of evolution is still the key to life
Born on the same day, Lincoln and Darwin would forever influence how people think about the modern world
What’s behind the raucous pre-Lenten rite? An intrepid scholar hits the streets of Trinidad to find out
Braving storms with high seas a group of elite ship pilots steers tankers and freighters through the Columbia River
Fighting racial segregation in the South, these activists were beaten and arrested. Where are they now, nearly fifty years later?
After years as an endangered species, the wolves are thriving again in the West, but they're also reigniting a fierce controversy
It took three generations to produce Wayne F. Miller's photograph of his newborn son
Excavations at a cemetery in a Thai village reveal a 4,000-year-old indigenous culture
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks delights in the allure of Martha's Vineyard's off-season
What do Charles Darwin, Abraham Lincoln, and the Freedom Riders have in common with each other?
Readers Respond to the December Issue
Momentous or Merely Memorable
In arctic Canada, a Smithsonian researcher discovers evidence of Basque trading with North America
The next great extinction—Carrot Tops