People & Places

Characters on the margins: An interview with Sydney Freeland
Characters on the margins: An interview with Sydney Freeland
Navajo director Sydney Freeland shares the story behind a career spent celebrating the lives of outsiders and underdogs.
‘None of this happened the way you think it did’
‘None of this happened the way you think it did’
For years, the clients of a Colorado funeral home kept their loved ones’ cremated remains. Then the FBI called.
What it’s like to navigate life below the poverty line
What it’s like to navigate life below the poverty line
A new book humanizes the work America’s poor must go through to try and stay afloat.
Surviving a friend’s suicide
Surviving a friend’s suicide
We are sewn into each other’s lives like pieces in a quilt.
The single women who homesteaded the West
The single women who homesteaded the West
The women who settled in the Old West defy stereotypes.
Dust and Snow
In Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, Tom Painter and other scientists study the dust in the snow and ponder its implications for future drought and weather conditions, especially in the era of global warming
Perseverance
Illegal border crossers face a dangerous journey filled with heat, dust, flies and thirst, and always the danger of capture and deportation
A parade becomes a memorial after a murder
A parade becomes a memorial after a murder
Laramie, Wyoming, wrestles with the hate in its midst when a gay student is beaten to death.
1995: Cecil Andrus knew how to take a stand
1995: Cecil Andrus knew how to take a stand
Former Idaho governor Cecil Andrus leaves a legacy of environmental reform - and controversy - behind him.
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