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  •  The lessons of Butte, Montana

    The lessons of Butte, Montana

    During the labor struggles of the early 20th century, rough-and-tumble Butte, Mont., survived as a community because of -- rather than despite -- its ethnic diversity.

  • Us and them vs. all the rest

    Us and them vs. all the rest

    During the labor struggles of the early 20th century, rough-and-tumble Butte, Mont., survived as a community because of -- rather than despite -- its ethnic diversity.

  • Immersed in the Wild

    Immersed in the Wild

    Edwin Dobb's cold swims in San Francisco Bay, Puget Sound and other Western waters bring him into contact with whales and other aquatic wildlife, as well as hidden currents and storms.

  • Crafting the everyday

    Janet Finn and Ellen Crain tell the history of Butte, Mont., from the viewpoint of its women in Motherlode: Legacies of Women’s Lives and Labors in Butte, Montana.

  • Still here: Can humans help other species defy extinction?

    A writer considers the philosophical questions that underlie endangered species protection, and how it is that one predator - the human kind - now finds itself assisting other predators, and also trying to help their prey.

  • Mining the past

    The history of the copper-mining town of Butte, Mont., sparks a searching meditation on the meaning and value of work and the place it holds now, as the Old West becomes the New West.

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