Aldo Leopold in the Rio Gavilan region of the northern Sierra Madre (Wikicommons)

The complete text of the classic essay.

Isamu Noguchi’s plans for a Japanese memorial were scrapped when it was discovered he was American

I would prefer not to

A 19th-century modernist novella that resonates in a time of Instagram, Mars rovers, and communication by emoji

Detail of “Orange, Red, Yellow” (1961) by Mark Rothko
Detail of “Orange, Red, Yellow” (1961) by Mark Rothko

Rothko’s signature work reflects a life without definition or a center, a life unmoored

What do artists say when they paint backbreaking work?

Gustave Courbet’s painting “The Stone Breakers”
Gustave Courbet’s “The Stone Breakers”

The Stone Breakers

50 literary recommendations from a master wordsmith

William Gass reading in his library. Photo by Frank Di Piazza.

Shaun Randol

Shaun Randol is the founder, editor-in-chief, and publisher of The Mantle (www.themantle.com).

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