Ian Frazier

Ian Frazier

Contributing editor Ian Frazier is the author of The Cursing Mommy’s Book of Days.


How to Find Lost Things

We accept that the universe is chaos. As for my own excursions into the outdoors, they produce entropy in such abundance that I even lose the list of things I’ve lost. And on my way home, that suede...

Frogpocalypse Now

In South Florida, cane toads are so numerous that they seem to be dropping from the sky. They're overtaking parking lots and backyards, can weigh almost six pounds, and pack enough poison to kill...

Can Sylvia Earle Save the Oceans?

She's been alone in total darkness thousands of feet down, hovered under a Russian ship as it pinged her submarine, and been charged by huge sharks. But one thing does frighten Sylvia Earle: the dire...

The Last Days of Stealhead Joe

The Deschutes River fly-fishing guide called Stealhead Joe was an angling master with a long list of devoted clients. But as Ian Frazier, who fished with Joe last fall, learned, off the water, Joe’s...

The Tale-Telling Days Are Over

Whatever happened to an outdoorsman’s sacred right to exaggerate? In the age of digitized adventure, the fish that got away is gone forever.

Steven Rinella and family

Nature-Bonding with Dad

Outside writers share their thoughts on fatherhood and the great outdoors.

Colin Farrell in The Way Back

The Longest Yarn

A new film chronicles the classic story of a daring prison break from a Soviet gulag. We dispatched our crankiest critic to weigh in on the somewhat true story.