Eric Brown

Author's Bio

Eric Brown (@ericrennerbrown) is an online editorial intern at Outside. He's a senior at Northwestern University, where he studies magazine journalism and American history. Before coming to Santa Fe, Eric did time at Sierra magazine and the Santa Cruz Sentinel. He's always happy to hit the trails and jams a mean rendition of the Grateful Dead's "Deal" on guitar.

You Should Pitch Camp on Your Car

Rooftop tents aren’t new. But they are getting a high-tech revival in the U.S. as more people take up car camping.

Why Running Makes You Live Longer

Next time you're lacing up your shoes for a long run, consider this: Those extra miles might be for naught. New research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests that...

Beer and Gear—A Love Story

We love our outdoor gear, and we love a quality brew. So when favorite outfitters pair with beer makers, it's always a match made in heaven.

Are Helmet Laws Sexist?

A 54-year-old Australian woman is making headlines after fighting a modest fine she incurred while riding her bike without a helmet. The reason? The woman, Sue Abbott, says compulsory helmet laws... Read More

Hey, Apple, We Love You, Too

As we watched the livestream from Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference keynote Monday, we realized our interest in Apple might not be one-way.

No, the Grand Canyon Skywalk Isn't Going to Fall

Three panes of glass separate you from a 1,000-foot fall. And they start cracking, which is what happened to Willis Tower visitors Wednesday. Terrifying, yes. But dangerous? Not exactly.

Costa Rica Murder Verdict: Guilty

After more than four years, the saga of alleged murderer Ann Patton may be nearing an end. As the Tico Times reports, a Costa Rica criminal court convicted the 43-year-old American expat of killing... Read More

16,000 Bees Removed from Manhattan Tree

Bees may be disappearing, but as usual, New York City appears to be the exception to the rule. Yesterday, residents of Manhattan's Upper West Side had to call in the NYPD's "beekeeper commissioner"... Read More

Don't Wash Your Levi Jeans

Rugged durability has been a trademark of Levi Strauss since its founder began selling the company's earliest products to California gold rushers in 1853. Now, current CEO Chip Bergh has a message... Read More

Your Pee Isn't Sterile

Bear Grylls might want to rethink his beverage of choice. According to findings presented today at a prominent microbiology conference in Boston, the common myth that urine is sterile is flat-out... Read More

The Perfect Beer Foam

Many beer aficionados consider the perfect pour to be a science. Selecting the proper glass, tilting it at the perfect angle, determining how quickly to allow the brew to flow from the... Read More