Tim Sohn

Scoring Obama's Relationship with Alaska

The president’s progressive environmental agenda is a deal-breaker for many Alaskans. But during his recent visit to the state, he may have changed some minds.

New Guinea Fockefeller Michael Rockefeller

The Mysterious Disappearance of Michael Rockefeller

It’s the unsolved mystery that refuses to, uh, die: 23-year-old heir Michael Rockefeller’s disappearance off the south coast of Netherlands New Guinea in 1961 while adventuring among the Asmat people.


The Shane McConkey Story

One of the boldest skiers of our time, Shane McConkey left behind a wife, a daughter, and one of the sport's greatest legacies. Now a new documentary shares intimate details of his life. We talk to...

The proposed Pebble Mine site.

EPA on Bristol Bay: Mining Probably Bad for Salmon

The Environmental Protection Agency just released its long-awaited study of the potential effects of the proposed—and highly controversial—Pebble Mine on Alaska's watershed and famed salmon, but the...

Pick-up basketball

How to Get Picked for Pickup Hoops

Basketball at the park may do just fine without refs, but that doesn't mean there are no rules. While playing at 200 courts across the country, and sizing up many more, for his book Hoops Nation,...

Bar fight

How to Survive a Bar Fight

Anyone who's been in a real rumble will tell you it's a far more brutal affair than your choreographed fantasies of kicking ass like Patrick Swayze in Road House.

James Salter

The Novelist

James Salter, author of Solo Faces, and Downhill Racer, on skiing, climbing, and making movies with Robert Redford

Shane McConkey

The Life and Death of Shane McConkey

Shane McConkey was already one of the most influential skiers in the world, changing everything from the shape of our boards to the way we ski powder. But when he learned to fly—combining skiing...

Gold Fish

In one corner of Alaska's Bristol Bay, the sockeye salmon, a $300 million resource that's sustained fishermen like 29-year-old captain Lindsey Bloom for more than 100 years. In the other...