The Loneliest Polar Bear
The life and times of Nora.
The life and times of Nora.
Internet death threats hound a young Alaskan after a successful hunt.
On Alaska’s North Slope, village schools aim to blend book learning with the Arctic reality.
When a creature mysteriously turns up dead in Alaska, veterinary pathologist Kathy Burek gets the call.
A story from the end of the earth.
A harrowing journey through Alaskan waters in an ancient tugboat.
Few Americans are as affected by climate change as Alaska’s Inupiat, or as dependent on the fossil-fuel economy.
Life on an oil rig in the Arctic.
An adventure on an Alaskan glacier with a new best friend.
Alaska brims with stories of people who vanish and are given up for dead. Once in a while, the dead return.
An ocean race from the Olympic Peninsula to Alaska, with no motors allowed.
Timothy Treadwell liked to say that, “Grizzlies are misunderstood.” Then one killed him.
Spending the summer as a tour guide on a glacier.
Citizens of Shishmaref, Alaska are watching their beaches disappear and their homes fall into the sea. Is it too late to relocate?
A single mother and her children attend an Alaskan cruise ship magic show.
"The magician from Luxembourg did his tricks, which seemed more sophisticated than those of his predecessors. Maybe because they involved roses? Before him there had been merely carnations. The roses, this was a step up. Women holding roses appeared in boxes, boxes on wheels, and the man from Luxembourg turned these boxes around and around. Then he opened the boxes, and the women were not there; they were somewhere else. Behind screens! In the audience!"
A conversation between two truckers on a wintry Alaskan highway.
"Even at twenty-five miles an hour the snowfall looks like a TV left on through dawn. French is on the radio, letting the checkpoint know how fucked the storm is. There’s nothing we can do but watch the path of the road to not end up in a ditch, or worse, the pipeline. Of course, the checkpoint’s still timing us, that’s the rules and breaking the haul road’s speed limit is the kind of thing that’ll get you shit-canned. French hangs the mic on the dash. 'Hey, G.P.,' he says, picking up where he left off, “how’s a Green Peace turd like yourself do with the ladies?'"
The wild competition to be “worshipped” by Alaska’s most eligible bachelors.
Twenty years after the world first heard about Christopher McCandless, fans of Into the Wild continue to risk their lives to reach the bus where he died.
Wolf-trapping school in Alaska.
A trip to the Iditarod.
It was a 3-mile footrace. Thousands were in attendance. So how did Michael LeMaitre disappear?
Israel Keyes confessed to multiple murders, but committed suicide before revealing all the details.
During her brief tenure as governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin was a genuinely effective, bipartisan legislator. What went wrong?
An investigation into the sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests in Alaska Native villages.
Schaeffer Cox, who is accused of plotting to kill State Troopers and a federal judge, shifted rapidly from a Ron Paul campaign worker and Tea Party activist to a hardcore militia leader. His conspiracy revealed, mainstream Alaskan politicians are scrambling to distance themselves from their ties to Cox.