Michael Behar

Trader Woes

What happens when a specialty grocery store that’s built a reputation on organic foods decides to open in America’s most health-obsessed city? Michael Behar makes a maiden voyage to find out.

Snowstradamus: Powder Afficionado Joel Gratz

Joel Gratz is a Colorado skier who puts out winter storm alerts that track the essentials: Where exactly the snow will fall, how much, and when. As fellow weather nerd Michael Behar finds out, it’s...

Just Waive Goodbye

With so many novice adventurers filing suit when something goes wrong, outfitters are shielding themselves behind increasingly dense liability forms. What does the mumbo jumbo really mean? We asked a...

Faster. Higher. Squeakier.

In 2007, molecular biologist Ron Evans flipped a genetic switch on test mice and turned them into super-athletes. Headlines ensued, as did nervous references to human applications and "exercise in a...

The Zero-G Spot

Michael Behar has a simple fantasy: to be the first man on the planet to join the 100-mile-high club. But as he discovers in his hot pursuit of the big bang, he's hardly alone. In fact, cosmic...

Windsurfing Has Been Canceled

So say Matt Nuzzo and Trip Forman, the founders of Real Kiteboarding, who are channeling Jake Burton and trying to turn their breezy passion into the next action-sport phenomenon. MICHAEL...

The Believers

Fabien Cousteau: Underwater Auteur

Belly Dance

Loose of bowels and out of luck in North Africa