Krista
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  1. Freewheeling through Rural Andalusia: The Via Verde of Seville

    See who photographer Tim Ginty meets on his 20 km bike ride through the Sierra Morena mountains in the Andalusian region of southern Spain.

    Animals
    Photo by Tim Ginty
  2. “Is It Hard To Be A Mom?”

    In the surreal spin of a busy morning, Nicki reflects on motherhood: “Four brown lunch bags stand smartly on the counter in front of me, eagerly awaiting their contents. They remind me of Hanukkah candles just before they’re lit — neat and upright, promising magic and surprise.”

    Family
  3. Each Breeze Began Life Somewhere As a Little Cough

    Poet Christoper Citro meditates on the omens — good and bad — that arrive on air: “I pierced the clear membrane and the coils expanded and the guest bed took its first deep breath. Each time a visiting friend or family member sleeps on it, it will take another.”

    Essay
  4. Durrow shawl

    Learn about how Lucy Hague made her intricately beautiful durrow shawl — a hand-knitted, Celt-inspired piece she designed herself — from sketch to fruition.

    Art
  5. “Jumble City”

    You could spend hours poring over Chris Fraser’s intricate Jumble City and still not absorb all of its fine details. But don’t let that stop you from trying!

    Art
    By Chris Fraser
  6. What is America Anyway? An Interview with Eula Biss

    “We have a president who was elected not by popular vote, but by electoral college. And, the history of the electoral college is intimately tied to slavery and slave-owning states and is there in part to give more sway to states that had large populations of slaves who couldn’t vote.”

    Authors
  7. Barb Knowles: 31 Years Sober and Counting

    Barb Knowles marked 31 years of sobriety on October 5, 2016. Learn about her story — how she got sober and has stayed sober.

    Interviews
    Image source: Pexels/Life Of Pix.
  8. What I Discovered After My Year In Space

    Astronaut Scott Kelly spent 340 days circling Earth. Read an excerpt from his upcoming memoir, Endurance: A Year In Space, A Lifetime of Discovery.

    Authors
    Photo by Scott Kelly
  9. Pork Chops and Apple Sauce: Appraising the Brady Bunch’s Art Collection

    Kirk Demarais on everything you wanted to know about The Brady Bunch’s art collection, and a little more. “My work is sure to be a treat for anyone who loves art, or The Brady Bunch, or tedious overanalysis.”

    Art
  10. Photo Essay
    Photo by Jeff Bell, Planet Bell
  11. 10 Reasons Why Joseph Boyden is a Problem and Should Go Away

    Not Your Average Indian suggests that you should bypass Joseph Boyden for deserving Indigenous authors.

    Identity
  12. America’s extreme vetting

    Michael Hobbes on refugees in America: “‘They need our help,’ she said. . . . I remember being struck by that, the simplicity of it, the clarity of genuine, actual, real-world grace being defined in four words right in front of me.”

    Political Commentary
  13. See Red Women’s Workshop

    Created by founding and former members of See Red Women’s Workshop, this site showcases the feminist posters and art the Workshop created to promote women’s rights.

    Art
    Art by See Red Women's Workshop
  14. The Story of Heady Topper, America’s Most Loved Craft Beer

    How a difficult-to-obtain American double IPA brewed in a small town in Vermont developed a worldwide cult following, with beer fans traveling hundreds of miles just to get a taste.

    Business
  15. The Big Idea: Chuck Wendig

    John Scalzi interviews Chuck Wendig about his new Miriam Black novel on The Big Idea: “When Chuck Wendig is not drinking Febreeze smoothies or arguing with people about their burrito choices, he writes books!”

    Authors