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Audio Slide Show: City Beautiful

Journey to a time when America’s public infrastructure was bold, beautiful, and lasting—built to celebrate our democracy and inspire its citizens by enveloping our public realm in a respectful grandeur worthy Continue reading

It Derives, Painting by Yunayka Martin Martinez

Passport to Cuba

Cuba is a small country, yet it is the largest island in the Caribbean Sea. In square miles, including the many keys and islets that dot its coastline, it is just Continue reading

Photograph by Caleb Kenna

Back to the Land


Not far from Austin, a dirt road winds through patches of bluestem, spiked mesquite, and twisted live oaks on the working Freeman ranch, owned by Texas State University. Continue reading

Painting by Alexis Rockman

Defending Darwin

I’m often asked what I do for a living. My answer, that I am a professor at the University of Kentucky, inevitably prompts a second question: “What do you teach?” Continue reading