The Evolutionary Resilience Issue

  • The Lost Boys of California

    At the age when most American teenagers are trying to decide whom to ask to prom, Ernesto Valenzuela was instead weighing whether it was worse to die of thirst in the desert or have his throat slit by gangsters.

  • How’s the Congolese Space Program Doing?

    We talked to Jean-Patrice Keka Ohemba Okese, a scientist who founded a company with the aim to send African rockets into space and someday put African satellites into orbit.

  • How to Kill a Wolf - An Undercover Report from the Idaho Coyote and Wolf Derby

    I had come to the town of Salmon, Idaho—population 3,000—to enter as a contestant in the first annual Idaho Coyote and Wolf Derby. Over the course of two days in late December, several hundred hunters would compete to kill as many wolves and coyotes as...

  • Cracking Crackland

    Downtown São Paulo, Brazil, has long been home to a roving open-air drug market called Crackland, but with the World Cup approaching, the authorities are trying everything in their power to clean the area up.

  • Treepunk

    Photos by Jon Estwards and Keith Race and styling by Laura Marlin.

  • Why Won’t the Australian Government Let Us Hunt UFOs with Lasers?

    Australian UFO chasers like Peter Slattery use lasers to find and communicate with aliens, which is a totally fine way to spend one's time, but the government is cracking down on them.

  • Call for Photographs: Too Hard to Keep

    Since 2010, Chicago-based artist Jason Lazarus has maintained a growing archive of images deemed “too hard to keep” by their owners. Submissions have included photos of friends, family members, pets, high school graduations, objects, and places that...

  • Employees of the Month

    Bobby Viteri is a beautiful boy who lives in Brooklyn. He likes bounce music, baseball, and babes. Buy Bobby a ball and he’ll bounce it down the block while belting out ballads in his blaring baritone.

  • Family Matters

    Howdy, Carl! Whatcha up to?