The 440 smokejumpers of the U.S. Forest Service are on the front line of this summer’s wildfire season. Hemispheres caught up with one of the 23 women in those ranks.
A battle rages in the bureaucratic halls of Brussels. Can the European Union protect a Slovenian sausage?
In New Orleans, Mardi Gras is bringing African American and Jewish cultures together into one meshuggeneh gumbo
Writer William Wheeler joins a new breed of daring adventure tourists who are paying top dollar to be the prey in a simulated citywide manhunt
America’s premier improv comedy school is yukking it up in Japan. Will the jokes translate?
Detroit is teeming with packs of strays. A nonprofit picks up Animal Control’s slack.
One man aims to buck the odds at the Mustang Million, where trainers transform feral horses into obedient steeds
Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest, is on a mission to get other would-be adventurers with disabilities to see what’s possible
In prisons across Thailand, Muay Thai boxing is giving inmates a shot at early release and putting them on the road to redemption
A British dandy descends into the heart of NASCAR, America’s number one sport
David Sirota visits the atomic sites of the American Southwest for an inside look at a booming—and potentially radioactive—new travel industry
Cheri Boots-Sutton is an unlikely superstar. But in the competitive, male-driven world of Texas auto auctions, this middle-aged grandmother of seven has established herself as a force to be reckoned with. Jennifer Miller visits the auction house to find out why.
As the guy responsible for putting Louisville Sluggers in the hands of countless major leaguers, Chuck Schupp is far more than a mere salesman—he’s also the guy who helps give pro ballplayers the means to be heroes
Celebrating the Tour de France at 100
A flood of new money is raising the fortunes of a remote Canadian metropolis—but is it also washing away the city’s pioneer spirit?
Peru’s fossil-rich Ocucaje Desert presents an irresistible target for plunderers—and a sacred duty for its self-appointed guardian
An unlikely alliance takes shape between locals and some majestic insects in Mexico’s Sierra Madre mountains
How a historic accord between a South Dakota tribe and the federal government could revolutionize the way we think about national parks
How a Santa Fe art collector’s supposed dying wish has turned into a treasure hunt that’s luring adventurers from far and wide
The ship that Captain Morgan lost while sacking Panama City in 1671 had long been thought gone forever. Meet the man who thinks he found it.