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Books & Media

How I Learned to Surf in Middle Age

In an excerpt from his new book 'Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning,' Outside contributing editor Tom Vanderbilt takes up surfing as part of an experiment to learn new skills as an adult and discover the benefits of being a grown-up novice

Tom Vanderbilt
Jan 5, 2021

'Desert Oracle' Is the Spooky Exploration of the Southwest We Need

Ken Layne left an influential career in digital media to create 'Desert Oracle,' a cult-favorite radio show and print periodical based in Joshua Tree that explores everything from the political to the paranormal. Now it's being released as a book.

Jera Brown
Dec 14, 2020
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