Our November issue is out now!
Our writers hold no party line; their only allegiance is to clarity of thought, elegance of expression and independence of opinion.
The thrill is gone for lovers of fiction. Joseph Bottum on the strange death of the novel
By Joseph Bottum
The prairie is a pretty penitential place in winter
Science & Tech
Small cities in the Midwest are steadily growing
Seasonal vegetables are a secret weapon in the fight against crime
Leaked documents suggest a showdown is coming
Political views out on the prairie are fairly simple. They turn with the national tides, but more slowly and sedately
Demonising won’t help the Dems in South Dakota
Red State: God and the weather endure, out on the prairie
The way we read now
Did the cyber revolution save Sioux Falls?
In praise of Midwestern manners
In our bleak landscape, all those Christmas lights aren’t so much decorations as declarations
Free speech and expensive schools in South Dakota
Big lakes, small ripples
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.