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Monster Hunt: The Chupacabra

The trouble with the chupacabra is that it looks an awful lot like a handful of other, regular animals. When someone thinks he’s found one in the United States, the creature usually looks...

NYC Bound: Running Barefoot in the City

Chris Hawson didn't run much in New York City until he took off his shoes. That was three years, and more than 9,000 miles, ago....

NYC Bound: Cycling's Mayor of Central Park

Avalo York used to own the Central Park bike loop, but he's more or less an anonymous figure these days, especially on the weekends when the masses, with their $10,000-bikes and their zero...

The Joys of Cabin Living in Alaska

My two brothers and I, along with a buddy of ours named Dan Bogan, own a shack at a place called Saltery Cove on Southeast Alaska’s Prince of Wales Island....

Islands in the Sky: A New Kind of Park

Rick Cook knew he had something special when, out the corner of his eye, he saw a cloud of feathers. A peregrine falcon had just seized a small bird from the rooftop terrace that his...

NYC Bound: Hanging With the Fruitarians

Michael Arnstein and I are wandering aimlessly through the chaos of the Grand Street markets in New York City's Chinatown. Actually, check that: I am confused and disoriented, overwhelmed by the...

Monster Hunt: Minnesota Iceman

The first-most disappointing thing about the Minnesota Iceman is that he probably wasn’t even a native Minnesotan. He simply stayed here, in the southeastern town of Rollingstone, between...

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