Mother Jones Magazine Cover : March + April 2013

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  • Cover Story
  • The Great Florida Experiment

    Mosquitoes. TB. Sewage in the water. What the tea party has unleashed in the Sunshine State.

  • Full Green Ahead

    Damn the deniers, the doubters, and the bean counters. For the Navy, climate change is just another enemy.

  • Whose Fault?

    For years, seismologists wondered whether frackers caused earthquakes. Then a 5.6 temblor shook the field to its core.

  • Played

    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.

  • Wheat Is Murder?

    Gluten-free: health fix or fad?

  • Life of P

    Approaching peak dirt


The two-day adrenaline high of landing on and being catapulted off a Navy carrier had 1 Julia Whitty ready to enlist (“Full Green Ahead“).

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.

Michael Behar (“Whose Fault?“) has been featured in The Best American Science and Nature Writing; when not traveling on photo assignments, Ben Sklar parks his pickup in Austin, Texas.

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.

5 Rowan Jacobsen (“Forgotten Fruit“) is writing an “apple bestiary,” due out in 2014;

6 Séan Alonzo Harris teaches photography at the Maine Media Workshops.

July Whitty
Stephanie Mencimer Corbin Hiar
 Victor Juhasz
Rowan Jacobsen Séan Alonzo Harris