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Aisle View: Riding the Rapids

Steven Suskin | Posted 08.08.2016 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

The Cast of Men on Boats Photo: Elke Young There are no boats in Men on Boats, the Clubbed Thumb/Playwrights Horizons coproduction at the latter'...

Water Shock: Design Flaws in the American West

Joe S. Whitworth | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green
Joe S. Whitworth

We'll have a bad water year this year, no doubt. But the fault lines to our core problems are less weather-related than the handed-down rules drawn up more than a quarter century before the first New York to San Francisco phone call.

Of Time and the River

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 07.02.2013 | Science
Mary Ellen Hannibal

While there is no doubt Native American peoples have had a much more salubrious relationship with the things of nature than Anglos have, there is plenty of evidence that tribes exhausted resources just like Europeans-Americans did/do.

Scholastic Chess at the Cosmos Club

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 12.28.2012 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

It was all about chess at the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. on October 20. The Big Chair Chess Club, 20 children and seven adults, came from Anacostia to play against chess enthusiasts of the Cosmos Club.

Exploring the Grand Canyon: Only the Brave and Hardy

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

One hundred and forty years ago this summer, a one-armed Civil War veteran, John Wesley Powell (1834-1902), led the first full exploration of the Grand Canyon.