North & Central America

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...

Violent Death on a Sunday Afternoon

At first, a bullfight feels about as serious as a war reenactment. The event begins with a trumpet call and a formal procession of people and animals in silly and highly elaborate costumes. The...

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....

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