Clemency is supposed to be a “fail-safe” in our judicial system. Thanks to a handful of powerful, well-paid political appointees, that notion is proving lethally incorrect.
For the next week, we’re highlighting some of our favorite works from 2015. In “Symbolism for Beginners,” wild horses lead to psychological and legal warfare.
After decades of perfecting a homemade bread recipe, a single experiment transforms a home cook into an artisan.
A look back at the dethroned NBC Nightly News anchor’s storied history, in his own words.
The Supreme Court will soon deliver a definitive ruling on same-sex marriage, a subject that has roiled the United States since the colonial era—or not. A brief illustrated history.
As President Obama enters his final days in office, a proper assessment of his tenure requires a variety of measurable, non-political categories: golf, offspring, homebrewing, and more.
Before the days of GPS, sailors navigated using the feel of the waves. On a mission to learn the ocean’s secret rhythms, a researcher discovers a coded message in a ship logbook.
At an Elvis festival in rural Canada, scores of tribute artists (not “impersonators”) pay homage to the King. When searching for the meaning of it all, try not to overthink it.
Female subjects painted in classics by Old Masters—Diana After the Hunt, The Rape of Europa—get their voices restored, and with them new narratives and powers.
Images of ships and shipwrecks, ocean ice and fireworks, that are simultaneously hot and cold, and full of turbulence.
Mid-century magazine clippings find new life in collages that are just the right amount of weird and clever.
All the magic of the Mojave Desert, or the Amazon rainforest, can be found in the salt marshes of New Jersey.