Henry David Thoreau
Dispatches From the Russian River: Farther, Faster
Upon leaving her cabin in the woods, Alexis Coe realizes that not finding the answer to what you're looking for is sometimes just as good as finding it.
Writing From the Woods: Surveying the Literature of Opting Out
As part of our week-long series on people who opt out of society, Eva Holland traces the American tradition of examining the outdoors with loving precision, from Henry David Thoreau to Annie Dillard.
America Is a Utopian Experiment—and Always Has Been
We’re driven by the idea that at any time, in any context, it is always possible to start a new life and create an intentional society ruled by the beliefs of its participants. And why shouldn’t we be?