For terribly confusing advice on what to wear this season, just ask someone who works in fashion. That’s partly because theirs is a language of hyperbole. Revolutionary! Genius! So many heart emojis! says the front-row Twitterati at fashion week, unconcerned with the practical use of sequin gowns and opera gloves, and, therefore, not to be trusted.
Autumn 2015 issue.
There is one place in Southern California where gardeners work exclusively at night: at a theme park, where they are in the business of magic. Regular as clockwork, eight times a year, at two o’clock in the morning, high-powered spotlights ignite and workers don their headlamps, grab trowels, and get to work planting 4,000 individual plants.
Summer 2015 issue.
Why does Anne of Green Gables endure when there are such sexier options today? How are young adult readers drawn in by a girl whose main ambition in life is to wear “puffed sleeves” and find a “bosom friend” when we could be rooting for Katniss Everdeen as she flees a band of crazed, murderous hunks?
Autumn 2015 issue.
And now for some good news: the ozone layer might actually be repairing itself. So says a gaggle of 300 United Nations scientists who have been keeping an eye on things in the upper atmosphere for the past several years. At its current rate of regeneration, the volume of ozone circling the globe should be back to 1980s levels sometime around 2050.
Spring 2015 issue.
The Best Essays of 2015
An eclectic set of curiosities inspired our fleet of essayists to pen some of the strangest and most fun (if we do say so) stories to appear in our pages this year. From the night-blooming gardens of Disneyland, to the head-spinning, quixotic world of modern high fashion, and the enduring charm of that redheaded heroine of Canadian fiction, Anne of Green Gables, lose yourself in a collection of our most captivating essays.
December 29, 2015