Issue 06 Review: Time to Rebuild

Time to Rebuild A slim, lyrical memoir deconstructs our idea of borders, connectedness and charitable aid Review by Phil Brown When we seek to make sense of the geographical world, we turn to maps. Their lines, bold or fine, solid or dashed, provide a comforting...

Issue 06 Review: Two Roadmaps, One Planet

  Two Roadmaps, One Planet There are two diverging paths to handling environmental problems. Do we understand the solutions well enough to choose? Review by Conor Gearin Charles Mann’s latest book The Wizard and the Prophet explores two scientists’ lives in order...

Issue 05 Review: Deceit in the Sunflower State

Deceit in the Sunflower State The first adult novel from Kansas City author Amy Engel Review by Marcus Williams Amy Engel’s The Roanoke Girls, her first novel for adults, is as gripping and emotional a ride as any in the young adult genre where the Kansas City author...

Editor’s Letter from Issue 06: Hinterlands

“We don’t have hills like this in Missouri,” my friend Chris said. He fumbled for words to compare the naked limestone near Wilson, Kansas, to his home hundreds of miles east. “Trees,” he finally said. “We do have steep, rocky hills like this, but they’re covered in...