Charles Bethea

Why Did Lonely Planet Purchase Teton Gravity Research?

After Lonely Planet hired a 25-year-old neophyte to helm the famed but fledgling guidebooks, it was anyone’s guess as to what direction they’d go. But new clues to their future may be found in this...

The One-Day-a-Year Fitness Plan

More pain quest than workout, misogi is the secret, punishing ritual that has revolutionized Atlanta Hawks supershooter Kyle Korver's game. You have time for this—if it doesn't kill you first.

Spend the Night in the Sky: Rent a Fire Tower

Jack Kerouac spent the summer of 1956 manning a fire tower on Washington's Desolation Peak, in the northern Cascades. He didn't do much writing there, apparently, despite being alone with pencil...

The 25-Year-Old at the Helm of Lonely Planet

Last year, a media-shy billionaire bought the flailing Lonely Planet travel-guide empire, then shocked observers by hiring an unknown 24-year-old former wedding photographer to save it. Charles...

An Ode to My Bad Dog

Adopting a dog can be difficult. But in the end, we wouldn't trade our oddball pets for anything.

How to Master the Flick

Josh "Zip" Ziperstein has won college ultimate's version of the Heisman, a national championship while at Brown University, and a gold medal at the World Games, so we asked him how he gets 175 grams...

Fair Chase

On the short-grass plains of eastern New Mexico, a band of elite marathon runners tests a controversial theory: Did the aerobic endurance of ancient man allow him to chase down the fastest ungulates...