Film

Floating the River Why

IT'S A CHILLY JULY MORNING on the Wilson River, a deep, narrow stream in northwestern Oregon. The pool below me is clear to the bottom, where I can see a pair of summer steelhead holding. The...

Balancing Act

In 1974, French aerialist Philippe Petit snuck onto the roof of the World Trade Center, rigged a tightrope between the Twin Towers, and spent three-quarters of an hour dancing across the 1,350...

Deep Thinker

When you create the highest-grossing film in history and nab 11 Oscars, you get to do what you want, and what James Cameron wants is a life of adventure. Since releasing Titanic in 1997...

Action!—On Everest?

"You could have taken the '96 crowd out of central casting," says Beck Weathers, author of Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest, a 2000 book in which the Texas physician writes...

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