Michael Behar

Michael Behar

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How to Fix Food

Inside a repurposed Twin Cities brewery, a massive aquaponics operation is ready to provide a locavore's dream: fresh produce and fish, raised indoors every month of the year

Michael Behar
Feb 15, 2019

The Most Insane Long-Distance Flight Ever

Thanks in part to advances in wing technology, a few pioneering paragliders are smashing the limits by completing long-distance flights that were once thought impossible. Last spring, high-fliers Will Gadd and Gavin McClurg pulled off one of the most ambitious trips ever attempted: 385 miles down the jagged, frozen, potentially deadly spine of the Canadian Rockies.

Michael Behar
May 4, 2015

Can Trader Joe's Cut It in Our Healthiest City?

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

Michael Behar
Mar 18, 2014

Is another megaflood imminent in the Boulder, Colorado, area? One thing's for sure—they're gonna need a bigger sewer system.

Michael Behar
Sep 26, 2013

Meet the Snow Master of the West

The Colorado skier 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 wonderful when it works.

Michael Behar
Jul 8, 2013

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 crack team of lawyers.

Michael Behar
Mar 8, 2011

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 pill." Evans is still toiling away in the lab, and guess what? The day is coming.

Michael Behar
Jan 11, 2011

Nine Caribbean playgrounds heavy on the sports—and dead serious about kicking back

Kevin Kennedy, Anthony Cerretani, Meg Lukens Noonan, Alicia Carr, Amy Marr, Monique Ryan, Tim Neville, and Michael Behar
Nov 21, 2007

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 copulation has become the hottest craze since the Kama Sutra.

Michael Behar
Dec 5, 2006

Summer vacation isn't just about two-week trips. Get away for a night or three at these sumptuous digs.

Mary Turner, James Glave, Kimberly Brown Seely, Adam Skolnick, Mark Schrope, Michael Behar, Hannah McCaughey, Alice Berlow, Celeste Moure, and Jeanine Barone
Oct 26, 2006

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 BEHAR joins the believers on a rum-soaked Caribbean cruise and tries to find out: Is kiteboarding the new snowboarding?

Michael Behar
Sep 21, 2006

Conrad Anker, Alison Fromme, Gabriel Sherman, Anthony Cerretani, Michael Behar, Melinda Mahaffey, Frederick Reimers, Dimity McDowell, Lolly Merrell, Justin Nyberg, Ryan Brandt, Mark Schrope, Skip Card, Kate Siber, Jason Daley, Stephanie Pearson, Jason Stevenson, and Sara Blask
Dec 1, 2005

Let the Bad Times Roll

Adventure, big and small, is all about risk. The risk that things may go terribly wrong. That danger will finally cut off your credit and hit you with a hefty bill. That luck will flee the scene as the dark tide rises. In the tales of calamity that follow, our 13 unlucky writers hold forth on their personal odysseys into the land of nightmares.

Peter Stark, Jane Smiley, Jon Lee Anderson, Ken Collins, Bucky McMahon, Skip Horner, Michael Perry, Wells Tower, Michael Behar, Ben Ryder Howe, Daniel Duane, Ace Kvale, Joe Glickman, Mark Levine, and Jason Stevenson
Oct 1, 2005