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Free the Xbox Kids!

What wil it take to break our wired children out of their virtual prisons?

Thrill Daddy Dreams of Powder Dawn

Andrew McLean is a shaggy-haired, left-brained industrial designer whose inventions are revolutionizing the world of adventure skiing. He's also found the perfect guinea pig to take his gear to...

Books and Media

Acts of Faith BY PHILIP CAPUTO (Knopf, $27) Where Soldiers Fear to Tread A Relief Worker's Tale of Survival BY JOHN S. BURNETT (Bantam Dell, $24) WHEN JOHN S. BURNETT, a UN relief worker who...

As a Matter of Fact, Money Does Grow on Trees

With an anti-environmental backlash inflicting one defeat after another on conservationists, a band of maverick economists is riding to the rescue with a startling revelation about the true value of...

native American artifacts

The Killing Bones

The thriving criminal trade in Native American archaeological artifacts always seems to be one step ahead of law enforcement. But when cops learned that a notorious Oregon antiquities collector had...

End Run

Amy Bechtel was there, and then she simply wasn't

Back in the Crosshairs

The gray wolf may lose federal protection. Will killing it become the law of the land?

Eric Rudolph Slept Here

The most wanted man in America survived five years in the North Carolina woods, eating salamanders, sleeping on the cold ground, and stalking deer. Or so he says. Spend a night in his secret mountain...

Last Flight Out

The Macal River Valley in Belize is home to three-toed tapirs, elusive jaguars, and a rare subspecies of scarlet macaw. But if Belize Electricity Ltd. gets its way, one of the richest riparian...

Border Shutdown

America's park rangers are outnumbered and outgunned. So why won't congress pay more to keep them safe?


It sounded like a good idea at the time: Journey to the sopping epicenter of the wettest place on earth, bag the peak, and get back in time for supper. But that was before the clouds clamped down on...

''Sasquatch Is Real!'' Forest Love Slave Tells All!

I'M STANDING WITH A GROUP OF HUNTERS from the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization at a forest-road turnout overlooking Quartz Creek Valley, a remote hollow deep in the primal animal heart of...


The thrill of adventure is worth a few calculated risks. But sometimes whitewater rafts flip, bike frames snap, and wilderness guides lose the map. In a society where people are increasingly...