Articles by Wayne Curtis
Wayne Curtis is a contributing editor at The Atlantic magazine, where he writes a bi-monthly column about cocktail culture, as well as articles on topics such as travel and architecture. He's also a contributing editor at Preservation magazine (published by the National Trust for Historic Preservation), and has written for numerous others, including the New York Times, Smithsonian, American Scholar, Saveur, Men's Journal, Yankee, American Archeology, and This American Life. He's the author of And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in 10 Cocktails (Crown, 2006), and 2002 he was named Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year. He's lived in New Orleans since 2006.
To catch an Atlantic salmon in the Machias River back in the 1940s — and we’re talking a legitimate salmon here, maybe 30 or 40 pounds — didn’t require a knack with rod and reel, nor even the wily patience of the angler. Mostly what you needed was decent aim with a rifle or pitchfork […]