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I Spent My Quarantine Tapping Trees and Making Maple Syrup

Spring is the ideal time to collect maple sap and boil it down to syrup. When COVID-19 hit, writer and photographer Andy Cochrane paused his travels around the country and headed home just in time to help his parents with their annual maple-syrup operation in northern Minnesota. Here's how they did it.

Andy Cochrane
May 20, 2020

This National Park Art Has an Important Message

More than 50 national parks host visual artists every year. These three artists used their residencies to draw attention to climate change, species loss, and pollution.

Maura Fox
Apr 13, 2020

This Man Lives Alone on a Dreamy Ranch with Redwoods

The architect Charles Bello has spent the past 52 years restoring forests from logging and protecting the land on his 400-acre Bello Ranch in Northern California. Here's what he's learned along the way.

Ian Tuttle
Apr 9, 2020

The Forgotten History of the Black American Cowboy

For decades, the cowboy has occupied a storied place in Americana—but the image in popular narratives excluded cowboys of color. This year the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Grammy-winning musician Dom Flemons sought to change that. At the event, held in Nevada earlier this winter, the theme was the same as Flemons's 2018 album: black cowboys.

Rory Doyle
Mar 8, 2020