- You Don’t Know Nero – For nearly 2,000 years, the Roman ruler has been depicted as a childish, egotistical monster who coolly plucked a lyre while Rome Burned. But is this accurate?
- It is Here. And it is Hungry – Grotesque and yet eerily beautiful, the invasive spotted lanternfly will devour nearly every tree and plant it comes across, from apple and cherry to wine grapes and hops. Scientists are racing to slow its spread.
- The Last Quiet Place – As human activity increases, it’s harder to escape the din. A globe-trotting photographer spotlights some locales where he experienced the restorative effects of silence.
- Hatred in Plain Sight – In Germany, a nation applauded for its willingness to confront the past, debate is raging over medieval, anti-Semitic sculptures called Judensau that still appear on many churches.