Cover photo by Alex Stoltze
After four hundred years of recorded history, one of the world’s best-known fraternities may end forever.
Seeking sperm? Eager for eggs? Find out the facts about assisted reproductive technology.
The country’s only legal shantytown offers Portland’s homeless a community off the streets.
Called by God, men and women take religious vows that last a lifetime.
Editor’s Note – Fall 2011
Elisabeth Kramer introduces herself as our newest editor-in-chief.
Feminist Mara Williams offers her perspective on what the “F-word” means in the twenty-first century.
Passport – What About the Other -Stans?
A quick guide to some of the world’s lesser known -stans.
Corporate pharmaceuticals vs. compound pharmacies. Who wins?
Journeys Abroad – Forever Abroad
After spending most of his adult life in the West, a South Korean-born man forges his own cultural identity.
Colors & Shapes – Reaching for the Brass Ring
The Oregon town of Albany carves out a place in carousel history.
Spices & Spirits – Smokin’
Northwestern barbecuers crank up the heat in national competitions.
People in Motion –Immortal Markers
Thanks to the work of modern day volunteers, Civil War veterans are honored decades after death.
Soundwaves – Fantasy Phonetics
Elvish, Klingon, and Na’vi give fictional characters voice.
Moving Pictures – Painting With Pixels
With the backing of the Smithsonian, video games gain credibility as an art form.
The Last – Just Another Sister?
Changing the status quo along Greek Row.