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Nomad

When Bruce Chatwin was dying of AIDS, his friend Werner Herzog made a final visit. As a parting gift, Chatwin gave Herzog his rucksack. Thirty…

Generation on the Wind

In 1978, the price of oil soared and domestic reserves plummeted resulting in long lines at gas stations. President Carter declared an ‘energy crisis.’ When…

Following Seas

Bob Griffith sailed into Honolulu Harbor in 1960 and met fellow iconoclast Nancy Hirsch. From that moment they were wedded to the sea. Steering their…

From the Vaults: The National Park Service on Film

In the 1930s, the Department of the Interior filmed the nation’s park system in a moment of dynamic growth, capturing everything from the Civilian Conservation…

Stone River, The

Immigrant European stone workers perilously labored in the granite quarries near Barre, Vermont in the early twentieth century. Within a few years, most were decimated…