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Alex Honnold on Suffering, Patagonia, and Taking a Break From Adventure

Honnold and Wright in the midst of Sufferfest 2.<p><b>Alex Honnold has made a name for himself free soloing the big walls of Yosemite,</b> cruising up classic, …

The Wright Stuff: Dirtbagging Is Dead

Author:<p>Publish date:<p><b>Sound the alarm!</b> We are on the brink of a great tragedy. Climbing has a dying breed in its ranks, a breed upon which the very …

Climbing

Moments of Regret: Taking a Ground Fall

<b>Having spent the first year or two of my climbing life</b> at Great Falls near Washington, D.C., where the longest route is, oh, 40 feet or so, I’m …

Off To Outdoor Retailer!

The calendar reads early August, so it is time for me to make my annual pilgrimage to the Outdoor Retailer gear convention, which gets underway …

An Intro to Rock Climbing Terminology

This week, many of climbing's best will compete in Utah. Here's what you should know about it.<p>The biggest, baddest climbing competition in the U.S. …

Gear of the Show: Summer Outdoor Retailer 2014

We've scoured the floor of Summer OR 2014 in search of the coolest gear for our coveted Gear of the Show awards. And these five products—from a glow-in-the-dark tent to a revolutionary backcountry safety tool—are our top picks.<p>Big Agnes mtnGLO Tents<p>From lanterns to headlamps, there are a lot of …

Alpinist Magazine

Could Silicon Valley Become the Next Camden, New Jersey?

From phonographs to smartphones, no technology—or industry—is immune to change.<p>When I moved to Camden, New Jersey, I expected to find a city struggling with poverty, unemployment, and crime. I didn’t expect to find a post-industrial landscape littered with technological relics that only an engineer …

These Amazing Aerial Photos Show How London Looked In 1945 Vs How London Looks Now

See how London used to be docks, factories and green fields rather than motorways, massive stadiums and endless flats. Slidey things!

The Troubling Decline of American Business Dynamism

Despite the startup buzz, the U.S. is far less entrepreneurial than it was a decade ago.<p>Tyler Cowen calls it the “great stagnation.” Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers has proclaimed that the United States has entered a period of “secular stagnation.” Whatever its name, a growing number of …

Why Airline Maps All Look the Same

Since we're not the ones navigating, do we really need geographically accurate diagrams?<p>In 1933, Harry Beck introduced abstraction and simplicity to the world of transit cartography with his diagram for London’s underground system. Ignoring everything above the tunnels except for the Thames, Beck’s …

The End of New York: How One Blog Tracks the Disappearance of a Vibrant City

As city rents skyrocket and small businesses close to be replaced by chain cafes and glass condos, Jeremiah Moss’s blog, Vanishing New York, keeps a …

An Eerie Tour of China's Abandoned Disneyland Knockoff

There were big plans for Wonderland, a Disney-esque park outside of Beijing. It was supposed to be the biggest amusement park in Asia. But …

The Dangerous Art of Tearing Down Bridges, Dams, and Aircraft Carriers

Author: Eric Smillie | Bryan Gardiner. Eric Smillie | Bryan Gardiner Science<p>Date of Publication: 12.17.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 …

VIDEO: 10 Buildings that Changed America

In an hour long documentary for PBS, Geoffrey Baer tours the USA in search of the ten buildings that "changed America." From a state capitol designed …

Thomas Jefferson

MEGA STRUCTURE by Atelier Olschinsky

MEGA STRUCTURE – Digital Art Series.<p>Vienna, Austria based Atelier Olschinsky recently published a new digital art series called “Mega Structure”. The …

Art

Of murder and mushrooms

In July 2011, on the hottest day of the year, I received a fragile-looking Maxell compact cassette from a retired psychology professor and …

Streetcar party. Florida, 1942

The Process Of Curating For Curators: Who Do Librarians Consult?

It’s the central challenge of anyone putting content on the web: choosing which content, how much content and how to distribute it for the least cost and the most benefit.<p>The population that has dealt with this problem the longest and actually gives advanced degrees in figuring out just how to do …

New Pew Poll Finds That E-Books Are Booming but Print Holds Its Own

A new Pew study finds that readers are embracing e-books on a variety of devices but that print is holding its own.<p>Traditionally (strange word to use …