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  • Freedom Fighters
    Features | Nov 2013

    Freedom Fighters

    In prisons across Thailand, Muay Thai boxing is giving inmates a shot at early release and putting them on the road to redemption


  • A Day at the Races
    Features | Oct 2013

    A Day at the Races

    A British dandy descends into the heart of NASCAR, America’s number one sport


  • On the Nuclear Trail
    Features | Sep 2013

    On the Nuclear Trail

    David Sirota visits the atomic sites of the American Southwest for an inside look at a booming—and potentially radioactive—new travel industry


  • Leading Lady
    Features | Aug 2013

    Leading Lady

    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.


  • The Swing of Things
    Features | Jul 2013

    The Swing of Things

    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


  • Esprit du Tour
    Features | Jun 2013

    Esprit du Tour

    Celebrating the Tour de France at 100


  • Saskaboom
    Features | May 2013

    Saskaboom

    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?


  • Lost (and Found) World
    Features | Apr 2013

    Lost (and Found) World

    Peru’s fossil-rich Ocucaje Desert presents an irresistible target for plunderers—and a sacred duty for its self-appointed guardian


  • The Butterfly Effect
    Features | Mar 2013

    The Butterfly Effect

    An unlikely alliance takes shape between locals and some majestic insects in Mexico’s Sierra Madre mountains


  • Good News in the Badlands
    Features | Feb 2013

    Good News in the Badlands

    How a historic accord between a South Dakota tribe and the federal government could revolutionize the way we think about national parks


  • The Thrill of the Chase
    Features | Jan 2013

    The Thrill of the Chase

    How a Santa Fe art collector’s supposed dying wish has turned into a treasure hunt that’s luring adventurers from far and wide


  • Plunder Games
    Features | Dec 2012

    Plunder Games

    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.


  • Bounty Hunter
    Features | Nov 2012

    Bounty Hunter

    Meet the foraging phenom who supplies America’s greatest chefs with the finest, weirdest and occasionally weirdest produce around


  • Shock Waves
    Features | Oct 2012

    Shock Waves

    Mark Visser’s daredevil night surfing made him world-famous, but it pales in comparison with what he’s doing next


  • Kicking Up a Storm
    Features, Sports | Sep 2012

    Kicking Up a Storm

    Forget Yankees versus Red Sox. For the wildest rivalry in U.S. sports today, think Pacific Northwest. And think soccer.


  • Speed Freak
    Features | Aug 2012

    Speed Freak

    Want to create the world’s greatest supercar? Start by tossing conventional wisdom out the window


  • The Ballad of Addis Ababa
    Features | Jun 2012

    The Ballad of Addis Ababa

    One man’s quest to bring home the revolutionary sounds of Ethiojazz


  • Big Fish, Little Boat
    Features | May 2012

    Big Fish, Little Boat

    The far-flung island of Kiritimati attracts hard-core anglers in search of giant trevally and other outsize trophies. But only the bravest will attempt to reel in these ocean behemoths from a kayak. Repeat: a kayak.


  • The Boatman’s Call
    Features | Apr 2012

    The Boatman’s Call

    Goolwa, Australia, is best known for two things: yacht racing and rabble-rousing. When a crippling drought threatened to wipe out the former, a salty boat-rigger rallied his town’s fi ghting spirit to bring it back from the brink.


  • Beijing Bop
    Features | Mar 2012

    Beijing Bop

    Change is the order of the day in China, but the country’s dizzying transformation from closed society to consumerist hub has had one unexpected byproduct: rock ’n’ roll. Welcome to Beijing, where a long-simmering underground scene is finally coming to a boil.


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