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J. Scott Cellars

<i>written by Carrie Wynkoop of Cellar 503</i><p>Jonathan Oberlander, winemaker and founder of J. Scott Cellars in Eugene, loves experimenting, dabbling and …

Oregon

Find Your Park: Crater Lake

In the Cascades of Southern Oregon, 6,173 feet above the Pacific Ocean to the west, a lake of perfect blue fills a void where a peak once stood. …

National Parks

South Korea’s Moment of Truth

The impeachment, ouster and now indictment of South Korea’s president after months of protests, and the presidential race this has spawned, are about as much political drama as any nation could wish for. Yet all this is being played out in parallel with the crisis over the bellicose efforts by …

10 Ultimate National Parks Adventures

Looking for the greatest national park experience ever? Take on one of these ten challenges.<p>Over 300 million people head to U.S. national parks every year to explore natural landscapes, discover American history, and learn about conservation. While there's no shortage of excellent activities to …

Americans have forgotten what we did to North Korea

Perhaps no country on Earth is more misunderstood by Americans than North Korea. Though the country's leaders are typically portrayed as buffoonish, even silly, in fact they are deadly serious in their cruelty and skill at retaining power. Though the country is seen as Soviet-style communist, in …

North Korea

Hiking Oahu’s Knife-Edge Mountain Range

Photo: Shane Grace<p>Beyond Oahu’s well-known destinations is the Ko’olau Mountain Range, remnants of the extinct shield volcano that once helped to form the island’s land mass.<p>Exploration of these mountains isn’t new, but it wasn’t until five years ago that the first traverse of the entire range was …

On the Rock, Looking Inward and Outward

Jeffersonville, Vt. — Just at the edge of sight, a man dangled from a rope, high in the air. For days, storms had dimmed the sky, but the angle of the cliff overhung so much that the drops of water fell to the ground without touching him. It was as if, he later wrote, he climbed under the …

Is It O.K. to Tinker With the Environment to Fight Climate Change?

For the past few years, the Harvard professor David Keith has been sketching this vision: Ten Gulfstream jets, outfitted with special engines that allow them to fly safely around the stratosphere at an altitude of 70,000 feet, take off from a runway near the Equator. Their cargo includes thousands …

The Great Himalaya Trail

Children chase a bunch of chicks around a muddy puddle in the main bazar – the market street of Simikot. Donkeys bray and two old men listen to an …

Corners of Oregon

<b>Corey Bruce</b><p><i>Scoping waves at Oswald West State Park on the Oregon Coast.</i><p><b>Dean Artis</b><p><i>Wahclella Falls near the Bonneville Dam.</i><p><b>Douglas Keder</b><p><i>The Vista House</i> …

Oregon

Consumed

The lone African explorer drags his kayak ashore and begins to collect firewood from around the little beach on the left bank of the White Nile. It's April 10, 2007, and the day's descent of some of the continent's most powerful rapids has worn him to exhaustion. But he can't sleep. Not without …

World's Best Hikes: Epic Trails

A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world’s great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath. We looked for walks that travel deeper into a location’s history and culture. Sure, there’s outdoor adventure on each of these 20 hikes, but the …

12 Isolated Spots to Escape to in BC

Lake O’Hara<p>By Roslyn Kent<p>Lake O’Hara is an unrefined gem nestled in Yoho National Park and because of its fragile state it’s not an easy destination …

Hiking

Photographer Michel Rajkovic Captures the Magic of Landscapes with Long Exposures

Michel Rajkovic is a fine art photographer based in Asnieres, France. He travels the world and captures photos of time passing through landscapes by …

9 Tips to Help you get Sharp Focus at Night

Autofocus is so good on modern cameras that most photographers use it all the time. It seemingly never lets you down. But, let’s say it’s nighttime …

Six Photo Communities For the Serious Photographer

Not every photographer can make it on Instagram; and with the new algorithm added to the news feed it’s going to be even tougher at times. One of the …

Five More Tips For Lightroom’s Built-in HDR

Happy Monday, everybody! I thought I’d follow-up my post from Friday (it was about how creating an HDR image allows you to really open up the shadows …

Tutorials

Interview: Environmental Portraits and Breathtaking Landscapes Capture China’s Rich Beauty

This past summer, Chicago-based travel photographer Ken Koskela spent 17 days in China, where he captured a stunning mix of environmental portraits and awe-inspiring landscapes that highlight the rich beauty and culture of the Asian country. Koskela presents both a macro and micro view of China's …

What I Discovered From Interviewing Imprisoned ISIS Fighters

No sooner am I settled in an interviewing room in the police station of Kirkuk, Iraq, than the first prisoner I am there to see is brought in, …

‘We Need an Energy Miracle’

Bill Gates has committed his fortune to moving the world beyond fossil fuels and mitigating climate change.<p>In his offices overlooking Lake Washington, just east of Seattle, Bill Gates grabbed a legal pad recently and began covering it in his left-handed scrawl. He scribbled arrows by each margin of …

Leaked Comcast memo reportedly admits data caps aren't about improving network performance

Public relations would also prefer that you stop calling it a data cap<p>Comcast is unleashing its PR machine to try to manage the controversy around its home broadband data caps. After recently expanding its "trial" 300GB monthly data cap in several cities around the Southeastern US, it looks like …

Adele: Inside Her Private Life and Triumphant Return

As Adele steers through a South London high street in her four-door Mini Cooper, with her toddler’s vacant car seat in back and the remains of a …

Boy accused of fatally shooting girl after she wouldn't let him play with puppy

<b>White Pine, Tennessee (CNN) —</b> A little girl killed, allegedly because of a puppy.<p>That's what Jefferson County, Tennessee, Sheriff G.W. "Bud" McCoig said led to the Saturday death of 8-year-old MaKayla "BooBah" Dyer.<p>McCoig told CNN's sister network HLN that an 11-year-old boy asked to see the girl's …

Ta-Nehisi Coates: “For African Americans, unfreedom is the historical norm” - Vox

On Monday night, the Atlantic published Ta-Nehisi Coates's "The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration." The article, the longest the magazine has run in a decade, limns America's long history of believing African Americans are predisposed to lawlessness and using that assumption to justify …

Donald Trump’s ugly message: The billionaire’s spectacle shouldn’t hide his xenophobia and divisiveness.

DALLAS—Donald Trump’s political rallies are, if nothing else, an event. While you wait for the Donald to appear—and even during his off-kilter and …

Donald Trump

Planets Transit The Desert In 7-Mile Scale Model Of The Solar System

"The only way to see a scale model of the solar system," Wylie Overstreet says, "is to build one." So he and a group of friends did just that, tracing out the planets' orbits and then filming a time-lapse video from a nearby mountaintop in Nevada's Black Rock Desert.<p>"Every single picture of the …

Astronomy

Below the Rim

By Andrew Peacock // “There is nothing else quite like it... a deeply entrenched water corridor... through a desert wilderness of overwhelming …

Grand Canyon

Economist's View

Dani Rodrik:<p>[He goes on to answer a question about differential support for trade within nations versus trade between nations.]

Economics

Bernie’s New Deal

The <i>Wall Street Journal,</i> one of the more respectable organs of the Murdoch press, put out a sensationalized tally of Bernie Sanders’ spending …

Health Care