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Illustration by Jim Frazier

Research

Could place-based policies solve regional economic and social problems?

9.7.18

Every human-powered vehicle must stand the test of traveling on asphalt, through mud, and into the Merrimack River.

Photograph by Lucinana Calvin/Courtesy of the Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race

Watch human-powered machines prevail—or not—in Lowell.

September-October 2018

Image gift of Laurence K. Marshall and Lorna J. Marshall ©President and Fellows of Harvard College, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. PM# 2001.29.641

Family snapshots of living off the land, in the Kalahari

September-October 2018

Gerald López on a pedestrian bridge two blocks from his childhood home in East Los Angeles. For him, rebellious lawyering is not just a legal theory, but a way of being.

Photograph by Coral von Zumwalt

Gerald López’s radical theory—and practice

September-October 2018

Illustration by Phil Foster

Jill Lepore excavates the history of America, down to its bedrock values.

September-October 2018

Davis relaxing in 1910 at Devil’s Thumb, on the Continental Divide near Corona, Colorado

Photograph courtesy of the Houghton Library

Brief life of William Morris Davis, pioneering geomorphologist

September-October 2018

Fresh efforts to understand the writer’s history and craft

8.28.18

The worrisome distribution of the fruits of American economic growth

8.24.18

A 1944 map of the beaches of Iwo Jima, donated by a Harvard staff member who served in the U.S. assault on the island 

Courtesy of the Harvard Map Collection

Maps can be applied to straightforward ends; they can also be fanciful, surprising, or plain weird. 

8.17.18