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Deeply, Truly (but Not Physically) in Love

A wife wonders what to do when familiarity breeds a contempt for sex.

In the Soulful 70’s, Real Men Played Tennis

Rackets made out of space-age materials have destroyed the beauty of the game.

Where Research and Tourism Collide

Coping with growth, science can find itself at odds with society and must decide whether to study the changes or fight them.

Drugs, Sex, Sarcasm and Irony

“The Canyons,” the latest film based on a novel by Bret Easton Ellis, has a screenplay by Mr. Ellis himself.

My House Is Your House (or Not)

As sisters try to find the right vacation rental properties, tensions surface and childhood grievances are revealed.

Literary Excursions

Today’s tourists might learn something from the traveler-memoirists of earlier generations.

Fishless in Seattle

Salmon are battling their way back to plentiful levels in Seattle’s waterways—but the author still can’t catch any.

The 150-Year War

The American Civil War, the clash between the North and South, still has so much to say to us.

Let There Be Lite

John A. Murphy took low-cal beer to macho men … and changed the American lexicon in the process.

The Cronyism Behind a Pipeline for Crude

Even as the State Department was supposedly carrying out a neutral evaluation of a pipeline’s environmental impact, lobbyists were undermining the process.

Going, Going, Gone

A writer who became bald at a tender age finds that there is only one thing that really stops hair falling.

Not So Fast

The environmental optimists are wrong: there is no market-oriented, technological fix. Simply, and radically, people have to change their lives.

Misplaced Honor

The United States Army has bases named after generals who killed United States Army soldiers.

Fauxhemian Rhapsody

Dress boho, think SoHo is the new paradigm for artsy young hipsters who just happen to be millionaires.

Friend or Foe? Crows Never Forget a Face, It Seems

Researchers have found that crows, renowned for their ability to flourish in human-dominated landscapes, can recognize individual human faces.

Me, My Brand and I

Are you working hard enough to become an exciting and irresistible household name?

Locavore, Get Your Gun

Hunters need to push a new public image based on deeper traditions: we are stewards of the land, hunting on ground that we love, collecting food for our families.

Lands of Erotic Fantasy and Their Complex Reality

Richard Bernstein’s provocative and intriguing book examines the notion of the East as a sensual and sexual paradise.

Immigration—and the Curse of the Black Legend

Why do we forget that the Spanish settled here first?

Midlife Vehicle Administration

Checking for road wear at 75,000 miles or 40-something years, whichever comes first.

Into the Wilderness, With Skis and a Diaper Bag

Backcountry skiing is liberating, even with babies in tow and possible danger around every tree.

Publishing and Other Near-Death Experiences

Editorial assistants kill themselves as they try to live their publishing dreams.

The Lyric Little Bandbox Turns 100

For all the “improvements” in recent years, Fenway Park, and the Fenway experience, are essentially unchanged from 1912. Particularly those glorious home runs to left.

The Day Louis Armstrong Made Noise

Fifty years ago, when all eyes were on Little Rock, Ark., where a desegregation battle was brewing, Louis Armstrong spoke out, and America listened.