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Gina Rae La Cerva's 'Feasting Wild' is a delightful culinary travel book. It's also an adjustment to the way we think about what that buzzword actually means
Whether we needed another documentary about the disgraced cyclist is up for debate, but 'Lance' is an entertaining look at the saga—and wait until you hear what he says about Floyd Landis
This trailer for Yeti's Midnight Hour video series features musicians like Jack Johnson, Terry Allen, Ryan Bingham, and Margo Price
In an excerpt from his new book, 'In Praise of Walking,' Shane O'Mara delves into the science behind an activity that human beings often underestimate
From humble jellyfish anecdotes to straightforward self-help, three new titles offer resonant takeaways for these worrisome times
The best documentaries from this year's film festivals look at quixotic quests and devastating disasters
Five ways to feel like you're outdoors, even if you haven't left your sofa
Aquariums are closed, but they're offering plenty of virtual options to interact with sea creatures
In his new book, writer Mark O'Connell explores what our anxieties about the future say about our precarious present
In his new book, 'The Wedge,' bestselling author Scott Carney travels the world to investigate the surprisingly effective methods humans have developed to rewire our brains and control our response to stress. And it all starts with taming fear.
In his new photo book "Errors of Possession," adventure photographer Garrett Grove documents the region's shifting industries and culture
As the sport is poised to enter the Olympics, a veteran climbing writer delves into its past in 'High Drama: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Competition Climbing'
A handful of classic reads whose titles might capture some of your feelings of these past few weeks
In an excerpt from her new book, 'Nerve: Adventures in the Science of Fear,' Outside correspondent Eva Holland is paralyzed by fear while hiking down from an ice climb. The experience catalyzes a quest to understand and overcome her acrophobia.
The hugely popular Netflix docuseries leaves out crucial facts about America's big-cat industry and the people trying to stop it
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
Four recent books explore other moments in the past 100 years when global events intersected with the Games
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.
The books, movies, podcasts, games, and more that are keeping us sane indoors
Journalist Jon Mooallem’s new book, ‘This is Chance!,’ revives a decades-old story about an Alaskan radio journalist and the biggest earthquake you’ve never heard of—and gives us something to consider when the world is unsteady
When the Discovery Channel invited me to audition for its popular survival-challenge reality show, I knew it was going to be rough. What followed was one of the most intense experiences of my life.
In 'Spirit Run,' Noé Álvarez recounts the journey that transformed his view of the world
'Billionaire Wilderness,' by Wyoming native and Yale sociologist Justin Farrell, asks hard questions about how money changes American land by investigating one of the West's most beloved outdoor playgrounds: Jackson Hole
For decades, the cowboy has occupied a storied place in Americana—but the image in popular narratives excluded cowboys of color. This year the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Grammy-winning musician Dom Flemons sought to change that. At the event, held in Nevada earlier this winter, the theme was the same as Flemons's 2018 album: black cowboys.
Boomtown and Drilled tackle climate change and oil and gas extraction from different angles
The latest film adaptation of Jack London's classic novel is a kid-friendly reminder that wild spaces are important. Harrison Ford, the film's star, is a bit more blunt.
Spend less than you would on a restaurant dinner and get a book that you'll cherish for years to come
By highlighting three potent public-lands battles, the film asks audiences to take a stand in a political moment that threatens the future of American conservation
In 'Cat Tale,' a longtime environmental journalist documents the dramatic saga that brought this state animal back from the brink of extinction
Disney Plus's 'Togo' and 20th Century Fox's 'The Call of the Wild' deliver as feel-good dog stories, but their portrayal of the human history of mushing is flawed
While researching his new book 'Author in Chief,' our contributor discovered a forgotten piece of John Adams's life: the time he sailed to Europe during the Revolutionary War and barely survived
On July 10, 2014, Cody Roman Dial, the 27-year-old son of explorer Roman Dial, entered the coastal rainforest of Costa Rica's Corcovado National Park to begin a solo, multi-day hike. He never came out. In an excerpt from his memoir 'The Adventurer’s Son,' Roman Dial relives the terrible day he initiated the search for his son.
Cozy up with one and start planning your next family adventure
Colin O'Brady completed the first solo crossing of the Antarctic landmass under his own power and with no resupplies in 2018. In this excerpt from his new memoir, 'The Impossible First,' he reveals the moment that nearly ended his historic feat.
As former columnist Heather Hansman passes the torch to Erin Berger, the two share their strongest takes on outdoor media and culture
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.
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.’
The comedian's takedown of ski-industry tropes has become a runaway hit
A new miniseries from the podcast Threshold explores the controversy surrounding one of the our most contested pieces of public land by meeting the people who live off it
From camping with a $140 Walmart kit to building an adventure van on a budget, these were the Outside-produced videos that served you best
A new documentary on PBS's 'Independent Lens' chronicles the incredible life of George Attla, an icon of the dogsled world who dominated the sport while preserving a dying tradition
The filmmakers behind HBO’s ‘Lindsey Vonn: The Final Season’ had to deal with a sudden plot change while documenting the legendary skier’s quest for a coveted record before her retirement, but ended up with an even more interesting story
‘Parks’ chronicles the evolution of the visual identity of the national park system through its maps, pamphlets, and other informational ephemera
What two TV hosts learned from subjecting themselves to the agony-inducing defenses of insects, snakes, lizards, and fish
'Highway of Tears' tells the story of the dozens of indigenous women and girls who have gone missing or been found murdered along Canada's Highway 16