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“It is famous for fire, but you get there by water...” And so begins the best piece I’ve read this year—a masterpiece by Kathryn Schulz about wildfires, a tragedy, and our relationship with nature. Achingly beautiful writing. “Things buzz. A hawk rises up on its invisible elevator and gets off at the 200th floor.”
The speculum’s history is steeped in racism and misogyny, but its design is unbeatable. Amazing piece by Rose Eveleth
“We despise them – yet we imbue them with our hopes and dreams, ...