Summer 2023 : Thirst
Table of Contents
In DepthExplore Section
From the Editors
What Thirst Tells Us
Our “Thirst” issue spotlights a fundamental truth: We all have needs.Read more
Justice at the Tap
For Jackson, Flint, and the Navajo Nation, clean water shouldn’t be a pipe dream.Torsheta Jackson
Watering holes nourish our bodies, our minds, and our communities.
We Keep Us Safe: Imagining a Police-Free World
Communities with infrastructure to support the development of whole, healthy people won’t need police.
Terra Affirma: Water Eats, Earth Drinks
Water has an appetite.
Our Farmworkers Deserve Better
Farmworkers have risked it all to shed light on the abuses they endure. Are we ready to listen?
Demanding answers for Mexico’s disappeared.
Exigiendo respuestas para los desaparecidos de México.
Solutions We LoveExplore Section
The Many Lives of Water
Water has a living spirit and holds memories from the beginning of time.
The Yearning for Redemption
Re-entering society after being incarcerated takes a heavy emotional toll.
Just the Facts
The Great Guzzlers: Who’s Using All Our Water?
Among the forecast effects of climate change, one in particular poses special concern: We’re running out of water.
People We Love
Like water itself, the protection of this vital resource takes many different forms.
Culture ShiftExplore Section
Objectifying Prince Charming
“The Male Gazed” offers an imperfect reflection on pop culture’s queer influence.
What the evolution of vampire fiction tells us about modern society.
Against a backdrop of increasing repression and gender-based violence, “femininity influencers” offer what could be seen as comfort in a destabilizing time.