Essays

Pattie Gonia Is Shaking Up the Adventure World

As Wyn Wiley, the creator of the drag-queen Instagram star, explains, it all started when he grabbed some six-inch heels buried in his closet and decided to take a risk

Erin Berger
Aug 12, 2019

How Shelton Johnson Became a Yosemite Legend

The longtime ranger has spent decades sharing stories of Buffalo Soldiers and advocating for diversity in the national parks. But his journey started on the edge of a cliff in Germany.

Katherine LaGrave
Jul 17, 2019

He Trots the Air

The end was coming for Roany, a strong and beautiful horse who’d been at the center of Pam Houston’s life for 25 years. What she wanted for him was simple: a peaceful exit, lifted by the touch of human hands.

Pam Houston
May 13, 2019