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A Personal History of the Peace Corps, 1960s
A new book on volunteering with the Peace Corps in 1960s India teases out an old lesson . . . why 'unknown' matters. Review by Chellis Glendinning.
What we're reading . . .
Developing stories that navigate the edge.
Tapping the Power of a 'Second Brain'
The maxim 'we are what we eat' is further proved by new, ground-breaking neuroscientific discoveries: our bacteria and brains are talking. By Ted Diran & John F. Cryan.
Researching our response to horrors — why it matters now
A psychotherapist and writer on social movements traces the emotional legacy of authoritarian rule. By Chellis Glendinning.
Thylacine: Extinct Moves In the Dark Wood
What is revealed as we navigate the wilderness edge? A poem, and the Wild Culture Scribblers' Questionnaire, by Susan Richardson.
Simplest Chicken Mole Verde Recipe Ever! (Maybe)
An easy version of a classic Mexican dish — one of Oaxaca's 'seven moles' — with chicken. By Whitney Smith and Marie Flores Urtado.
When Big is Beautiful: Campaign Organizing
Two architects of Bernie Sanders' national, volunteer-driven grassroots campaign make the case for a new approach. By Becky Bond & Zack Exley.
Ballsing it out on the edge of a Precipice
A freestyle adventure tale, 'The Ewe Stone' . . . a mountaineer's solo climb goes seriously strange. By Mark Goodwin.
What Might Have Been: Reflections on 1970s Afghanistan
The tragic case study of Afghanistan before blowback. By Chris Lowry.
"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin"
"The woman looked up at me and said, in some kind of broken English, 'Did you see it? Was it …?'" A vacation report by Fred Fiske.
Land, Communities, History and Us
On a desolate island in the northwestern Scotland, lessons in trying to intuit the past through marks on the landscape. By David Frankel.
Changing vista, changing eye
T. S. Eliot said poetry of the past evolves as new generations of readers consume it. Looking around, how is the landscape—and our perceptions of it—shifting with time? By Ken Worpole and Jason Orton.
Raising memory from a fallen house
A Danish conceptual artist crafts a talisman for a new home. By Daniel Seferian Spies.
Official journal of the Society for the Preservation of Wild Culture