Men's Journal

29 articles
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Buying High: How to Get Rich on Pot Stocks

Adventures with the Wolf of Weed Street.

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Blind Ambition

Erik Weihenmayer has climbed Mount Everest, raced across the Moroccan desert, and is about to kayak the Grand Canyon’s deadliest rapids—all without being able to see.

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Who Stole the Water?

How greed is sucking Texas dry.

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Lost in the Waves

Swept out to sea by a riptide, a father and his 12-year-old autistic son struggle to stay alive. As night falls, the dad comes to a devastating realization: If they remain together, they’ll drown together.

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The Interpreters We Left Behind

The fight to grant asylum to the translators who worked—and sometimes fought—alongside U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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The Inside Story of a Murderous Con Man

The author on how he was conned by Christian Gerhartsreiter, aka "Clark Rockefeller."

Excerpted from Blood Will Out.

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The Ivory Highway

Inside the lucrative — and illegal — business of elephant tusk trafficking.

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Tom Steyer: An Inconvenient Billionaire

“If we do nothing, we’re dead! We’re toast!”

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Aspen and the End of Snow

How the ski town of the super-rich is responding to global warming.

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A Mysterious Death at the South Pole

Investigating an astrophysicist’s sudden death at an isolated resesarch base in Antarctica.

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Robert Redford's Restless Solitude

“The only problem is he was so successful that Hollywood decided to devour his Xanadu, with premium vodka parties and assistants scouring the Park City Albertsons for Fiji water. ‘It makes me fucking nuts,’ says Redford.”

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Into The Zombie Underworld

Separating truth from lore in Haiti: “The dossier was, at bottom, a murder story, the judge said—but it was a murder story with the great oddity that the victim did not die.”

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Sonny Rollins, the Colossus

A profile of the saxophone player at 82.

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What the Hell Happened to David Duval?

A once-great golfer’s private second act.

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Hector Camacho's Vida Macho

In the ring, Hector “Macho” Camacho was a champ. Out of it, he was a coke-fueled, womanizing wild man, until the appetites that consumed him cost him his life.

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A Pilot's Son, Flying Solo

A son’s memory of the father he lost at 13, excerpted from The Magical Stranger.

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Tom Freston, Runaway Mogul

A Liberian road trip with the creator of MTV, Ralph Reed and a reformed cannibal named General Butt Naked.

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Down in the Sago Mine

The story of twelve men trapped in a West Virginia mine, as remembered by the lone survivor.

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Arab Spring Break

A 21-year-old UCLA math major leaves his $9,000-a-month internship to fight with the rebels in Libya.

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The Quiet Hell of Extreme Meditiation

A trip to India for total silence.

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A Wild Week in Lagos

A trip to a modern African megacity.

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Muscle Beach and the Dawn of Huge

On a young Arnold Schwarzenegger and the body-building culture of Venice Beach in the 1970s.

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Black Ops and Blood Money

When a CIA operation in Pakistan went bad, leaving three men dead, the episode offered a rare glimpse inside a shadowy world of espionage. It also jeopardized America’s most critical outpost in the war against terrorism.

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The Blind Man Who Taught Himself to See

Daniel Kish is entirely sightless. So how can he ride a bike on busy streets? Go hiking for days alone? By using a technique borrowed from bats.

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What I Learned from My Father, The Grifter

“My father didn’t believe in things that were a reminder of the past because he had never had things in the past, and, more important, he had never had a past—not a past that mattered, that should be passed on to me, his son.”

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The Tiger’s Revenge

In the feral communities of Russia’s Far East, tiger poaching is among the few lucrative pursuits. This is the story of a tiger who fought back.

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America’s New Cavalry

Some call them “flying lawnmowers.” The entire fleet is decades old. The Pentagon almost junked them in 2008. And yet the tiny Kiowa helicopter has become America’s air weapon of choice in Afghanistan.