March 2018

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Tennessee’s ratification

How Tennessee Became the Final Battleground in the Fight for Suffrage

One hundred years later, the campaign for the women’s vote has many potent similarities to the politics of today

Joe Leahy at his Kilima coffee plantation at the height of his wealth and power.

The Reckoning

Thirty years ago, an acclaimed series of documentaries introduced the world to an isolated tribe in Papua New Guinea. What happened when the cameras left?

Joseph Kayan, a Goroka Show participant from Chimbu Province

Present Tense

From tribal traditions to urban strife in the island nation

A British Columbia rainforest

The Whispering Trees

A controversial German forester says yes, and his ideas are shaking up the scientific world

Iconic house

Against the Grain

The denim-clad artist who painted American Gothic wasn’t the hayseed he’d have you believe

Wood took aim at the Daughters of the American Revolution

Wood Takes Manhattan

The artist who posed as a farmer gets the star treatment at the New York museum in his biggest show ever



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Revisiting Rockwell

The iconic paintings helped the U.S. win World War II. What do they mean today?

The Archaeology of Wealth

Researchers trace the income gap back more than 11,000 years

Fantastic Beasts

The American naturalist spent the last years of his life cataloguing America's four-legged creatures

Cereal Killers

Scientists are stalking French cornfields to find out

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