Blake Charles Thompson

14 Added | 1 Magazine | 1 Following | @blakecthompson | Keep up with Blake Charles Thompson on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Blake Charles Thompson”

14 Better Alternatives To Your Phone's Lousy Default Apps

Let me upgrade you.

The Radical Christianity Of Kendrick Lamar

To understand who Kendrick is, you have to understand what he believes. Parsing prominent religious themes in the life and music of hip-hop's most unconventional new superstar.<p>The first time the rapper Lecrae spoke to Kendrick Lamar, more than five years ago, he called him after hearing the song …

Green Roofs

Krakauer Has New Theory on McCandless Death

After a second round of intensive scientific research, "Into the Wild" author Jon Krakauer has revised his theory on the precise circumstances of the death of Chris McCandless, the book’s wandering, wayward subject. In an article published Wednesday in the <i>New Yorker</i>, Krakauer says he initially …


Hummingbird Hammocks Mega Hammock

Hammocks are synonymous with feet-up relaxation. But have you ever thought about sharing some of that backyard love with two of your closest friends? That’s where the Hummingbird Hammocks Mega Hammock comes in.<p>As far as hammocks go, this thing is the super-sized version, measuring 15 feet long by …


Cars | Autos

Matthew Scott<p>Matthew Scott and Wes Siler<p>Apr 12, 2018<p>Design, luxury, and practicality—all for $600 per month<p>Wes Siler<p>Wes Siler<p>Mar 29, 2018<p>But better isn’t always faster<p>Eben Weiss<p>Eben Weiss<p>Mar 28, 2018<p>Researchers say cyclists are a “problem” for self-driving technology, but the real problem is the …

Adventure Travel

Eight Breakfasts of Champions

In a new three-part series, we map out your day in food, with expert advice and tasty recipes to fuel the time-crunched, health-conscious athlete. First up: breakfast.<p>Our breakfast expert is Adam Korzun, the director of performance nutrition for the Green Bay Packers and the former head dietitian …


Master It: Trail Running Newbie to Course Record Holder

In 2013, Tim Tollefson finished the California International Marathon in 2:18:29. It was the second-fastest race of his life, but still 30 seconds shy of the Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier he’d been chasing.<p>“I walked away disappointed, full of self-doubt, and depressed,” says Tollefson, an …


Master It: Become a Rock Climber at Any Age

Lee Sheftel’s climbing career began in 1980 during a hike up one of the Flatirons in Boulder, Colorado. That’s when he decided to scramble up some rocks on the side of the trail and found himself in the middle of a face, hundreds of feet above the ground.<p>“I got scared shitless. I realized that if I …


How Do I Get to Antarctica?

It used to be that traveling to Antarctica meant playing Russian roulette with your life. Tourism to the coldest, driest, and windiest place on Earth started in earnest in the 1950s, but even 15 years ago, getting there was a challenge. These days, trips to the continent can be tackled with …

Adventure Travel

The Downsizing Uprising

A couple of weeks ago, just as summer was about to click over to fall, we snuck in one last family river trip: floating the Green River through Labyrinth Canyon, one of the country's premiere stretches of desert flat water. For five days we paddled, swam, slept on sandbars, and played under …