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.
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.
The Muay Thai fighters of Klong Prem.
The fight to grant asylum to the translators who worked—and sometimes fought—alongside U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The author on how he was conned by Christian Gerhartsreiter, aka "Clark Rockefeller."
Excerpted from Blood Will Out.
Inside the lucrative — and illegal — business of elephant tusk trafficking.
“If we do nothing, we’re dead! We’re toast!”
How the ski town of the super-rich is responding to global warming.
Investigating an astrophysicist’s sudden death at an isolated resesarch base in Antarctica.
“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.”
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.”
A once-great golfer’s private second act.
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.
A son’s memory of the father he lost at 13, excerpted from The Magical Stranger.
A Liberian road trip with the creator of MTV, Ralph Reed and a reformed cannibal named General Butt Naked.
The story of twelve men trapped in a West Virginia mine, as remembered by the lone survivor.
A 21-year-old UCLA math major leaves his $9,000-a-month internship to fight with the rebels in Libya.
Participating in the Dakar Rally.
On a young Arnold Schwarzenegger and the body-building culture of Venice Beach in the 1970s.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.