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Culture Archive

Leaving the Grace of This World

More than 17 years ago, a successful Michigan attorney took his life on a cherished trout stream, devastating close friends and family. Haunted by what happened, his nephew investigated and discovered tragic truths that were in plain sight all along.

Brad Rassler
Dec 10, 2020

So Your Kid Wants a Fitness Tracker

As any child will tell you, smartwatches are one of the most popular items on holiday lists this year. Be careful what they wish for.

Ryan Van Bibber
Dec 5, 2020

How This Online Community Changed Birding Forever

Over the past two decades, eBird has become the go-to online platform for scientists and hobbyists alike to upload and share bird observations. But it has also transformed the process and etiquette of birding.

Jessie Williamson
Dec 4, 2020

A Revolution Is Coming to the Seafood Aisle

Food scientists and marketers are creating healthy, plant-based, imitation tuna, crab, and shrimp that look and taste like the real thing. Better yet, switching to faux seafood will help curb our reliance on an international fishing industry that has become an environmental and human-rights disaster.

Rowan Jacobsen
Nov 24, 2020