July/August 2019

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St. Peters Church

A New Vision of the Holy Land

With conflict raging again in Israel, a fearless initiative reveals a complex reality that few visitors ever see

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Speed Demons

A blazing nitromethane-fueled American tale of racing glory, murder and a son's pursuit of his father's unfinished legacy

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The Chrome Jewels

From hot rods to lowriders, today's show-car royalty reinvents the wheel

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Bounty hunters and biologists wade deep into the Everglades to wrestle with the invasion of giant pythons threatening Florida's wetlands

Jaidyn MacCorison

Geography of Genius

The mysterious beauty of the world that inspired the stark lyricism of Robert Frost

Melville opener

Melville's Lost Paradise

My improbable voyage in search of the misunderstood author of America's greatest epic adventure



Readers respond to our June 2019 issue


Under Fire

How our beloved Smokey Bear has become a lightning rod in a heated environmental debate


Beautiful Blunders

Photographs that make the most of getting it wrong


Sweet Science

Archaeologists are discovering that two of the world’s most prized flavors have a much richer history than we thought


A Lost Work by Langston Hughes

In 1933, the Harlem Renaissance star wrote a powerful essay about race. It has never been published in English—until now


You Tunes

Singing the praises of the Walkman, which launched the revolution in self-centered music 40 years ago


Air Apparent

An electrifying history of the world’s most popular invisible instrument

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