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Taking the Waters

by Ann Morrow August 6, 2015


  Several years before Gideon Putnam was even born, an ailing French soldier from Fort Carillon was carried by litter by Native Americans to a sacred spring they called Serachtague, “place of swift waters”—later anglicized to ...


For the 21st Century and Beyond

by Shawn Stone July 3, 2014

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  The Clark Art Institute selected Tadao Ando as project architect for its transformative, decade-long expansion because of his “ability to weave architecture into the natural environment.” On a recent tour of the Clark, which reopens to ...

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Dry Detroit

by Miriam Axel-Lute June 26, 2014


  Water is a human right: Even the much beleagured CEO of Nestle, who has been accused of trying to privatize the water resources of poor communities for the benefit of its bottled-water profits, officially agrees. He ...

The Grand Tour

by Jo Page September 7, 2012


Just having bought this new-old house—what I’ve come to think of as a piece of history—a real vacation was out of the question this summer. But I wanted some kind of journey to mark the ...


by Laura Leon September 28, 2011


Based loosely on a real-life incident (and starring the real-life dolphin), Dolphin Tale is one of those movies you know will have its cute and even teary moments, but which you assume will be kind ...