Meet the first person to explore the world’s largest beaver dam

From 2014: A sense of discovery—of exploring new frontiers — is what drew Mark all the way from his New Jersey home.

The Commons: Democracy and testicles

Are the unusual habits of the beaver a metaphor for abandoning the Canadian Wheat Board?
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Quite an introduction

Between the sometimes-luminous opening ceremonies and the corny clichés of the closing show, Canada presented versions of itself the world had never seen
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How ‘The Beaver’ lost its name

The story of how the Canadian magazine solved its 90-year-old branding problem