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Category Archives: Media

Everything Our Editors Loved in April

Some Outside editors spent April scaling Mount Everest and exploring the Amazon’s tepuis through books and movies. Others turned to shows tracing scams and scandals. Here’s everything we enjoyed last month. What We Read It’s officially Everest season, one of our favorite times of year here at Outside. If you need something to dig your crampons into […]

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How Los Angeles Is Leading the Urban Tree-Planting Revolution

When I moved to Los Angeles 15 years ago, a row of Mexican fan palms lined the street in front of my apartment complex. They were impossibly tall and perpetually arced in the breeze—a postcard view, I suppose, except for the frond missiles that constantly battered my car. I’ve come to love the city’s less […]

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Everything Our Editors Loved in March

In March, Outside staffers turned up the volume on audiobooks, listening to authors get personal about broken hearts and human connection. Other literary pursuits included a book about a Montana reservation’s high school basketball team and the TV adaptation of Bridgerton. Here are all of our favorites from the month. What We Read The book I’m gifting and […]

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‘Riverman’ Investigates the Disappearance of Dick Conant, Modern American Folk Hero

In late November 2014, a fisherman and his young son came upon an overturned red plastic canoe while they were out in the cypress swamps of North Carolina’s Albemarle Sound. The weather had been bad, and nobody was around. In the boat, according to New Yorker staff writer Ben McGrath’s new book Riverman: An American Odyssey, […]

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Why Exercise Is Much More Than the Pursuit of Fitness

I’m not sure that the trend has survived the pandemic, but for a while it was common to see NBA players toss their headbands into the stands, post-game, to the delight of certain dedicated fans. Call it a holy relic for our secular, sports-addled age: a branded, sopping halo of terry cloth, straight from Lebron’s […]

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Our Favorite Books and TV Shows About Polar Exploration (and Disaster)

The other day I searched for Alfred Lansing’s 1959 book Endurance in my local library’s database. I live in the Yukon, in northern Canada, and usually when I search for a decades-old book in the library’s extensive Arctic and Antarctic collections, I find what I need. But this time, every copy of Endurance was already […]

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Yep, Tony Hawk, Kelly Slater, and Shaun White Were at the Oscars

It’s hard to remember now, but before Will Smith slapped Chris Rock, one of the biggest controversies heading into the Academy Awards was the baffling announcement that Kelly Slater, Shaun White, and Tony Hawk were on the illustrious list of Oscar presenters—three faces you’d sooner expect to find on a rerun of the X Games than […]

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