David Rakoff

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He's Not Dead Yet

Nowhere near it, in fact. For his latest televised ramble, Monty Python alum Michael Palin takes his flying circus to the roof of the world.

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THE FEW. THE BRAVE. THE CAPITALISTS.

As the sun sets on the gilded age of hot-air adventuring, a few fat cats look for ways—any which way—to keep pushing the envelope

I, Nature Boy

And other divinations from Tom Brown's Tracking, Nature, and Wilderness Survival School. As told by David Rakoff—Acolyte of the Standard Class, Master Bowdriller, Sweat Lodge Scaredy-Cat, and Friend...

Fu Fighters

Radical Chic PR Lesson #127: Put a bunch of VIPs in a raft. Send them down the Futaleufú. Stop a dam. Sounds fun—and is!

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The Making of Fatal Death

Attention publishers, agents, and showbiz moguls! All you really need to concoct a blockbuster adventure story with maximum synergy and profitability is to make sure somebody out there—hey, how about...

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The Making of Fatal Death

Attention publishers, agents, and showbiz moguls! All you really need to concoct a blockbuster adventure story with maximum synergy and profitability is to make sure somebody out there—hey, how about...

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