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What Plants Can Teach Us About Politics

In his new book, ‘The Nation of Plants,’ botanist Stefano Mancuso suggests that human democracies may have something to learn from the world’s trees and flowers

Max Norman
Apr 13, 2021

The Oddball Chef and His Scheme to Serve You Wild Animals

Joshua Skenes ran one of the most expensive restaurants in San Francisco, with industry accolades and three Michelin stars. Still, he felt unfulfilled. Enter a top ­secret new venture where, if you’re lucky, you can have the best meal of your life for free.

Daniel Duane
Apr 5, 2021

How Polar Bears Became Avatars for the Climate Crisis

Kale Williams’s new book, ‘The Loneliest Polar Bear,’ offers readers an adorable polar bear cub—and a roving, clear-eyed exploration of climate change and how the bears captured the public imagination

Katherine Cusumano
Mar 28, 2021
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