© Jody Magrady
In this issue:
Beautiful Ruins features haunting images of two abandoned institutional sites whose story is now left to history.
Two-thirds of family owned businesses never make it to the third generation. Family Business profiles two examples.
Actor, writer and performer Julia Sweeney takes us with her trip on a trip to an Amazon distribution warehouse in Personal Logistics.
First or Worst reminds us that we all have to start our working lives somewhere.
In Boxed In, one writer tries to recreate a childhood memory from a box of vegetables.
The perfect pen, the right knife, the exact shade of color: See what it takes to do a job right in Tools of the Trade.
One writer considers her role in modern life in An Industrious Woman.
Cultures clash in Manual Labor when a family opens a Subway franchise in Jamaica.
500 Words: Ants
One woman ponders trash and consequences in Beware the Plastic Ocean.
Contributors: Meet the folks behind the words and pictures in Industry.
Regular Features: Editor’s Letter What’s the mutter? Words and Pictures profiles Jill Bent, a seamstress, collector and small business owner with a personal connection to her products and customers that transcends the often impersonal online market.
Front & back cover photos: ©Cathi Kern Borushek