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- Whose Fault?
For years, seismologists wondered whether frackers caused earthquakes. Then a 5.6 temblor shook the field to its core.
In the Dominican Republic, is MLB giving kids the chance of a lifetime—or running a baseball sweatshop?
- The Bonner Party
African safaris, Nazi art, and dinner with Indiana Jones: inside the shadowy nonprofit that throws some of DC's finest junkets.
- Forgotten Fruit
Industrial agriculture robbed us of the Blake, the Harrison, and the Fletcher Sweet. John Bunker is on a quest to bring back the apples that made America great.
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Food + Health
- Wheat Is Murder?
- Gluten-free: health fix or fad?
- Life of P
- Approaching peak dirt
Cover: Illustration by Bill Mayer
2 Stephanie Mencimer envies Sunshine State reporters, who will never lack for interesting material ("The Great Florida Experiment"); her story is accompanied by Scott Anderson's first painting of a bikini-clad woman—and he really hopes it won't be his last.
Copy editor Ian Gordon ("Played"; "Kicking Ass") reported on swimming and diving, lacrosse, tennis, basketball, baseball, and football for UNC-Chapel Hill's Daily Tar Heel; he later covered exhibition log sawing for ESPN the Magazine.
Former Mother Jones intern 3 Corbin Hiar ("The Bonner Party"), the son of an airline employee, was quite familiar with free travel before he began reporting on congressional junkets; in 2011, illustrator 4 Victor Juhasz embedded as a combat artist with a medical helicopter unit deployed to Afghanistan.
6 Séan Alonzo Harris teaches photography at the Maine Media Workshops.