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La Matadora Revisa Su Maquillaje (The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup)

A profile of a 25-year-old Spanish sensation.

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The Massive Land Deal That Could Change the West Forever

In Utah, an unlikely leader is looking to end the state’s land-use wars.

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Dave Morton Is Quitting Everest. Maybe. (It's Complicated.)

After too many tragedies, a veteran guide may turn his back on the mountain.

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A Kielbasa Too Far

If you don’t get sick, was it really a vacation?

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Can Surfing Reprogram the Veteran’s Brain?

An ex-SEAL turns to “ocean therapy” to cope with chronic pain and PTSD.

Previously: The Longform Guide to Surfing
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Landays: Cries of the Pashtun Women

On the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, women express themselves through fierce short poems.

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Can Sylvia Earle Save the Oceans?

“As the world’s best-known oceanographer—Sylvia is to our era what Jacques Cousteau was to an earlier one—she feels a heavy responsibility. In her lifetime, she has seen the ocean damaged in ways humans never thought it could be. The ongoing disaster leaves her mournful, desolate, and sometimes scary to talk to. Since her first dive, in a sponge-diver’s helmet in a Florida river when she was 16, she has spent 7,000 hours, or the better part of a year, underwater.”

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Life's Swell

On surfer girls in Maui; the story that led to the film Blue Crush.

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The Greatest Boat Race Ever Dreamed Up Over Beers

An ocean race from the Olympic Peninsula to Alaska, with no motors allowed.

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The Last Days of Stealhead Joe

On the troubled, legendary Deschutes River fly-fishing guide.

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Murder on the Appalachian Trail

Twenty-five years later, the deaths of a couple on the Trail remain shocking – and mostly unexplained.