Lay of the Land



Lay of the Land is a new department in Orion, featuring reports from a revolving cast of writers that strive to decode the surprising, confusing, and endearing world we live in.

“The New You”

by Anthony Doerr

“The Talk-Around”

by Sandra Steingraber

“Peak Whale”

by Justin Hocking

“At Risk”

by Jourdan Imani Keith

“Dinner Plans”

by Tamar Adler

To introduce Lay of the Land, we’re posting all five reports from the January/February 2014 debut online; subscribe to Orion to read all of this new department in issues to come.