Ariana Reines is an award-winning poet, a translator of several French books, a playwright (her first play, Telephone, received two Obie awards), a performing artist with past stints at the Whitney Biennial and the Guggenheim, among other places—and, since 2012,...
Photography by Scott Irvine There is something inherently magical about ferns. Perhaps it’s because they’ve retained their prehistoric look. Ferns took root long before animals walked the earth and over a hundred million years before dinosaurs made the scene. Groves of...
Photography © Kent Miller / NPS Since time immemorial, humankind has looked to the stars, finding not only great beauty in Earth’s celestial ceiling but meaning and portent too. The ancient Greeks created an intricate mythology about the deities who ruled the...
Illustration by Guinevere von Sneeden   Moonflowers are your favorite bloom. When you see a painting of a moon-gazing hare, you whisper, “Me too.” You nibble your sandwiches into crescent shapes. You call glitter “stardust” instead of pixie dust. You...
Feature image credit: AF Archive / Alamy Stock Photo When it comes to costuming, enchantment lies in the details. Flora Kennedy’s exquisite accent pieces add layers of wonder and complexity to the costume design in the Starz series Outlander. Kennedy comes...
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Celestial Forecast

We asked Celeste Onorati, astrologer and founder of Jai Mala Rose—a handmade custom rose-petal-bead jewelry and mala company—to share her thoughts on what the stars will hold for the coming year. Onorati applies teachings based on Eastern philosophical traditions and the...
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By The Light of The Moon

“The moon replenishes the earth; when she approaches it, she fills all bodies, while, when she recedes, she empties them.” —from Natural History by Pliny the Elder, first century Roman naturalist For centuries, men and women have farmed by the light...

Narwhals

Monodon Monoceros: one tooth, one horn. Or one toothed unicorn. Narwhals are dappled grey whales that live in the Arctic, wielding nine-foot-long tusks. Their remote, icy habitat has shrouded them in mystery for centuries, weaving them into myth and legend. Growing...
Written and Illustrated By Charles Vess   Come closer and listen well, for I have a tale to tell. For far longer than even I can remember Father Christmas has always lived in his warm, sprawling house set close by a...

Snow Angel

Illustration by Marina Mika We know you only by your absence. The hole left behind, pressed through the drifts like something fallen from a great distance. Wings shorter than we would have expected, stumpy and round as a sliced orange peel and your body a footless...