Edinburgh,” wrote the poet Hugh MacDiarmid, “is a mad god’s dream.” The line says a lot about this city—its impossible clutter of architectural splendor, the dense concentration of beauty it represents. This beauty is, at times, brooding and melancholy, reflecting the violent religious and political upheavals Edinburgh has endured throughout its history, along with the fires, [...]
The 440 smokejumpers of the U.S. Forest Service are on the front line of this summer’s wildfire season. Hemispheres caught up with one of the 23 women in those ranks.
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