October 2016

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Santiago de Cuba

Viva La Revolución

On the 60th anniversary of Fidel Castro’s secret landing on Cuba’s southern shore, our man in Havana journeys into the island’s rebel heart

Thomas Jefferson victory banner

Banner Season

A banner from the Smithsonian collections lays out the stakes of Jefferson vs. Adams

Sun-bleached skull

El Jefe Was Here

The story of tracking a legendary feline named El Jefe through the Arizona mountains

Migrant raft on Rio Grande

Living in No Man's Land

The renowned travel writer journeys the length of the U.S.-Mexico border to get a firsthand look at life along the blurry 2,000-mile line

Hadza elder

Face to Face With Tanzania

As safari parks encroach on their ancestral lands, indigenous groups struggle to maintain their ways of life



Reader responses to our July/August issue


Monumental Ambition

The sculptor behind the American landmark had some unseemly ties to white supremacy groups


Let There Be Light

An eerie vision of the luminous magic we find in ourselves


Fly Away Home

These hybrid avians inherit some mixed directional messages


Urban Renewable

A celebrated architect goes out on a limb with a bold new take on building tall

A Plague of House Cats

On an island in Florida, a rare wild rodent faces a dangerous, feline threat

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