Books & Media

What Our Culture Critics Want to See in 2020

As former columnist Heather Hansman passes the torch to Erin Berger, the two share their strongest takes on outdoor media and culture

Heather Hansman and Erin Berger
Jan 17, 2020

The Secret Culture of Ski-Jumping in the Midwest

As his dreams of going pro faded, photographer Cooper Dodds fell back in love with ski jumping in an unexpected place. His new photo book, 'Jumper: Flying in the Heartland,' documents the Midwest's surprisingly popular, no-frills tournament circuit.

Philip Kiefer
Jan 10, 2020

A New Documentary Explores One Man's Whale Obsession

After a breaching humpback nearly landed on Tom Mustill's kayak, the wildlife filmmaker became consumed with trying to understand the massive mammal. The result is PBS's ‘The Whale Detective.’

Tim Sohn
Jan 8, 2020