July/August 2017

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Elizabeth Streb

Step Right Up!

As Ringling Bros. packs up its tent for good, all sorts of newfangled spectacles have sprung up to take its place

Clayton Phipps looks over the massive ceratopsian fossil

Dinosaur Cowboy

America’s most spectacular fossil, found by a plucky Montana rancher, is locked up in a secret storage room. Why?

Michael Byers

Racing the Storm

When hurricane-force winds suddenly struck the Bay, they swept more than 100 boaters into one of the worst sailing disasters in modern American history

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Portraits of Faith

In a world changing faster than ever, the enduring appeal of religious tradition shines in these photographs

Vodou adherents

In the Theater of the Sacred

Photographer Troi Anderson captures the religion that has been misunderstood for centuries

Mekina Medhane Alem

Between Heaven and Earth

High in the mountains of eastern Africa, an ancient way of life continues apace

A skull

The Saints of Pittsburgh

Behold the treasures of this tiny neighborhood church

troops into the mountains

Hannibal’s Lost Road

He pulled off one of the greatest military feats ever. Now new scientific evidence points to Hannibal's legendary route to Rome



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Kiss of Summer

The first families of the sugary treat stir up another season of making history by the bite

Forbidden Flicks

The U.S. embargo didn’t keep Cubans from watching movies they loved

Read, White and Blue

Our city-by-city breakdown uncovered some surprises

The Whole World in Your Hands

We now have the whole world in our hands, but how did we get here?

Trails and Tribulations

His journal and hiking boots are in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History

America’s Dimming Stars

Our nation has always depended on these heavyweights to guide us, but are they still with us, and if so, who are they?

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