Peter Smisek wallows in the glory of the bathhouse.
A macabre history of memento mori.
How to retire a ritual.
In search of lost treasure.
On unexpected animal encounters.
On the everyday enigma of selective hearing.
How to die online.
Why even the most logical minds yield to magical thinking.
In her Parisian atelier, Miyoko Yasumoto makes an unfrivolous case for floristry.
An exclusive excerpt from our forthcoming book, The Kinfolk Garden.
Those who can only dream of the great outdoors may as well have some fun while doing it.
On sending spreadsheets viral.
First, Haatepah Clearbear learned about his past. Now the young model is using that knowledge to advocate for Native American futures—and the planet.
On the nature of nature writing.
A garden once dismissed as a stylistic mishmash now conjures nostalgia for an impossible place.
In opposition to passive politics.
The author of sprawling family dramas on her own epic half-century of writing.
On the aesthetics of inspiration.
From her perch in the tiny Tanzanian nature reserve of Gombe, primatologist Jane Goodall changed how we understand the nature of chimpanzees—and ourse
The bestsellers of the last decade look like a college reading list. Debika Ray looks at the rise of the “brainy book.”
In conversation with a plant stylist.
What do we risk losing when “natural” becomes a synonym for “good”? Ana Kinsella investigates.
How to eat insects.
On the primacy of chance.
On cultural deserts.
Cleaning up the history of steamy soaks.
On the alluring pros of cons.
The case for grand delusions.
Should adaptations read between the lines?
An introduction to forensic botany.