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Some of our favorite recent releases explore the life of Jacques Cousteau, a nonbinary climber’s journey to embrace their identity, and the search for the world’s loneliest whale
These five documentaries from the famed mountain film festival feature everything from daring ski descents to an adorable Alaskan husky
In ‘The Rescue,’ Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin capture the astonishing effort to find the boys’ soccer team that spent more than two weeks trapped in a cave
Our culture columnist recommends six of the most interesting newsletters out there—from thru-hiking dispatches to Neko Case’s reflections on nature
Alexandra Kleeman’s new novel imagines a disaster-plagued California where everybody’s drinking man-made water
Our favorite wildlife competition crowned an aging winner this year, and reminded us that for the chubby bears we love, the stakes will always be high
When the real world seems increasingly apocalyptic, what’s the point of reading novels about the horrors of climate change? Outside’s culture columnist investigates her own fascination with cli-fi.
After taking a cue from ‘My Morning Routine,’ an Outside contributor discovered an extra hour in her day
The singer-songwriter’s latest album shows that getting away from it all isn’t easy—especially when you’re a pop superstar
‘Breathing Fire,’ a new book by Jaime Lowe, delves into the personal stories behind California’s inmate firefighter program
This year, three new adventure sports will make their debut in Tokyo. Prepare yourself for the action with these books, documentaries, and more.
In a new short-story collection by Claire Boyles, we meet characters struggling with family, health troubles, and environmental issues in the West
This season’s best new podcasts include a thoughtful true-crime show set in Malibu and a history of climbing hosted by Alex Honnold
In ‘Camping Grounds,’ Phoebe S.K. Young reminds us that sleeping outdoors is far more than just a recreational hobby
If you can’t make the in-person showings in Colorado, you can stream these new adventure films from your living room
How the team behind David Attenborough’s new Netflix series captured a fight sequence between two poison dart frogs
In Ours, a digital exhibition for the New Museum, artist Samuel Marion imagines a not too distant future in which outdoor brands use slick advertising to mask more sinister aims
An outdoor art exhibition in California’s Coachella Valley tackles subjects like Indigenous land rights, migration, and embodied memory
Nothing matters once you’re out the door! Whatever you forget is simply not joining you on the adventure.
These recently translated titles are available in English for the first time
In a new documentary from director Caroline Treadway, athletes like Emily Harrington and Kai Lightner open up about their path to recovery
These recent literary works feature unsettling tales set in familiar locations
From a look at modern ghost towns to a documentary musical, these shows have something for everyone
In her new book, 'Unsolaced,' the acclaimed nature writer's prose is as beautiful as always, but her analysis of global warming is disappointing
In her new book, writer and artist Lauren Redniss tells the story of San Carlos Apache activists who are standing up to a mining company in southeastern Arizona
This year the famous outdoor film festival is going virtual, with thrilling tales of climbing adventures and profiles of charismatic conservationists
A new documentary from director Ron Howard looks at what happened after California's deadliest wildfire
These fascinating shows offer a behind-the-scenes look at conservation battles and youth climate activism
In this new alien invasion comedy, a relaxing vacation in the woods takes an unexpected turn
Grizel is using her rising social media profile to spark a more nuanced conversation on nature's power to heal
These recent releases feature stories of gritty heroines on journeys through threatened wild landscapes
These films about extraordinary athletes and inspiring activists are keeping us entertained as the days get colder
Trying to improve your sleep quality? Get back to nature.
From humble jellyfish anecdotes to straightforward self-help, three new titles offer resonant takeaways for these worrisome times
Five ways to feel like you're outdoors, even if you haven't left your sofa
Cinemas and film festivals are screening online. Here are our favorites.
In a new novel, 'How Much of These Hills Is Gold,' author C. Pam Zhang presents the fantasies and struggles that defined western expansion through the eyes of two Chinese-American characters
Outdoor enthusiasts' dreams of survival and adventure are often inspired by children's books, but most adventure heroes have traditionally been cis boys. That's changing.
Journalist Sarah Scoles's 'They Are Already Here' explores people's obsession with discovering what else may be out there
Boomtown and Drilled tackle climate change and oil and gas extraction from different angles
The documentary 'Safety to Nome' follows 26 competitors racing 1,000 miles across the Alaskan tundra on foot, bike, or skis
Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus's new movie proves that Hollywood is perennially bad at depicting snow sports
An armchair psychological study of outdoor Instagram poses—and what you can do to stand out from the crowd. As illustrated by Outside staffers.