When a Frankenstorm arrives from Haiti with destructive powers, the semi-professional student of zombie literature and history has a unique ability to perceive the arrival of end times. Welcome to America’s new normal: the nonfictional apocalypse.
Intricate designs found in large-scale, labor-intensive relief prints made from the cross sections of trees and lumber.
Photographer Jane Fulton Alt discovered the beauty of prairie fires on the same morning that her sister underwent her first chemotherapy treatment.
To honor Arbor Day, an illustrated catalog of abuse taking place across the country, in cities large and small, where trees are being hacked, whacked, and chopped into unnatural shapes in the name of power.
Made famous in Alain de Botton’s The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, Stephen Taylor spent three years painting the same oak tree over and over again, in all weather, day and night. In an excerpt from his new book, Taylor walks us through his painting process.
New Yorkers may think they are surrounded by skyscrapers, but what’;s really around is ducks. Identifying the waterbirds of Manhattan.
Across the U.S., neighbors of foreclosed homes are eagerly awaiting the new homeowners—soon-to-be acquaintances, friends, lenders of spices, spouse swappers
October’s bounty includes apples, blackberries, and something half brain, half vegetable. On a New York City sidewalk, discovering a fruit for a mastodon.
Where people build homes, birds sometimes build nests—and there’s no guarantee cohabitation of the species will be idyllic.
When all you want is get away from it all, just grab a branch, hoist yourself up, and leave your troubles below.
Spring is popping up all around New York City, but those crocuses have a dark history. Explaining the Pagan past of what’s growing on 87th Street.
When the new High Line Park opened last summer, New Yorkers lined up to be disappointed. A recent transplant finds it full of miracles.