July/August 2020

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The Divide

A world-famous bonobo and the celebrated psychologist who raised him are no longer allowed to see each other. A story about the mysterious boundary between humans and apes

Thomas Jefferson & Shannon LaNier

American Descendants

A photographic inquiry

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The Virus Hunters

Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, scientists were searching for potential human pathogens in wild animals. They’ve found thousands. A special report

SOCIAL MEDIA - When I felt strong enough to go out for a walk, out of desperation from being locked up in the flat, I would walk along the Thames on the large promenade that borders the river. It was a cool night in April, and the sun had left a searing p

English Gothic

A quarantined photographer makes the most of the harsh materials at hand to create a fragile portrait of her strangely altered life

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The Way of the Shogun

Looking for the soul of modern Japan on an ancient road once traveled by poets and samurai

Social Media Opener -  The valiant Inez Milholland, standard-bearer in the nation’s struggle for female enfranchisement, is portrayed here by Isabella Serrano.

Freedom Fighter

A courageous American's campaign to win the vote for women inspires a dramatic homage a century later

SOCIAL Joe McCarthy and a German solider

Senator McCarthy's Nazi Problem

The Wisconsin firebrand sided with the Germany military in a war crimes trial, raising questions about his anti-Semitism. A new look at a nearly forgotten episode


Recovery and Resilience

How learning from Americans' past ordeals can help find healing and hope


Just Desserts

As innovations go, the ice cream truck might seem merely nutty. But summer would never be the same


Post-Colonial Custard

The co-author of the Declaration of Independence also drafted a radical recipe


Free Time

The magic of a young artist's carefree trip across the country four decades ago


Beyond the Ballot

Winning the vote for women was a mighty struggle. Securing full liberation for women of color was no less daunting


Tick, Tick, Boom

In the whimsical world of pop music, sometimes technology has more impact after it's obsolete


Post Haste

How an African-American firehouse discovered the fastest way to the ground floor


Modesty Isn't Weakness

A humble Quaker was one of her era's fiercest opponents of slavery and sexism

Fill ’er Up

Could also refer to illustration subject in "Just Desserts"

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