Volume 22 Issue 5
The acclaimed video game maker and actor tell us about the very modern creation of an old-fashioned adventure.
Writing is nothing if not carrying the hopeless, backbreaking burden of decisions devoid of consequences.
In the last two decades NASA reported nearly 600 exploding meteorites, many as large as 60 feet, rattling the thermosphere like dynamite. Is anyone worried about that?
I think that if the public knew what was being done to the Yellowstone herd, people might demand a change in policy.
Should we have fewer kids? Improve our farming techniques? Reform the energy market? Or just get better at helping one another?
A critical ingredient in concrete, glass, and microchips, sand is a hot commodity—and in Morocco, illegal sand extraction costs the government $1.1 billion in unpaid taxes.
At ROOTS, you can learn how to make a longbow the way our premodern ancestors did—but can you learn how to live?
For millennia, humans have altered our planet by clearing land for cities and agriculture, hunting animals into extinction, and introducing invasive species into vulnerable ecosystems. What's our next trick going to be?
"They twisted their arms together," a marine biologist said, "and they'd pull and pull and pull, until one of them came off... It was horrific."
For more than a century, the Maasai have been corralled into smaller and smaller pieces of land in order to conserve the environment and precious animals—and to make room for deluxe suites and armies of tourists.