Shouts & Murmurs
Tips for Wild-Animal Encounters
You’re about to die, so you might as well go out with a bang.
September 10, 2018
The Duplass Brothers Take a Hike
Jay and Mark’s new book is a grab bag of D.I.Y. filmmaking tips, musings on “The Karate Kid,” and confessional e-mail exchanges about their relationship.
May 14, 2018
A Reporter at Large
A Voyage Along Trump’s Wall
Canoeing the Rio Grande reveals how life and a landscape would be changed along the border.
April 16, 2018
I Hiked the Entire Appalachian Trail in My Car
I did it in five days. And one of those days I was just joyriding around Vermont, trying to spot Bernie Sanders.
October 4, 2016
The Dread and Bewilderment of Walking in Circles
At one point we grew so frustrated in our circling that we struck off, bushwhacking in the direction we guessed the water must be.
July 15, 2016
Letter from Europe
Alone in the Alps
Hiking a high-altitude trail that connects eight countries.
April 4, 2016
Why the Most Popular Hiking Memoirs Don’t Go the Distance
The reader is never tempted to skip ahead to see if the author finished the trek or not, because that has ceased to be the point.
August 21, 2015
Daily Cartoon: Monday, March 9th
“Here’s some advice—stop crapping all over my mountain.”
March 9, 2015
Letter from Handan
In the Air
Discontent grows in China’s most polluted cities.
November 24, 2013