The long-distance walking craze of the 1870s.

From the Autumn 1980 issue of VQR: The United States of America, in those bursting decades after the Civil War, was in the full grip of a long-distance walking craze and didn’t care who knew it. Journeymen printers and mechanics walked 20 to 60 miles a day, looking for work, and Horace Greeley often boasted […]

Bulletin wins top prize at Ellies.

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists was just presented with the General Excellence award in the under 100,000 circulation category at the National Magazine Awards, beating out Virginia Quarterly Review. (We won the category last year.) It’s disappointing, obviously, but The Bulletin is an impressive publication, so there’s no begrudging them their victory.