Out in the Great Alone by Brian Phillips
The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race pushes participants to the brink on an unforgiving trek to the end of the world. And, as one writer who tracked the race by air discovers, that is exactly the point.
“Feral Bacon” would sound more appetizing rebranded as “Wild Bacon,” but we’d eat it nonetheless. “Kentucky Tuna” sounds good too. Malicious but Delicious.
There Are No Pythons Here by Caty Enders
When the Florida Wildlife Commission offered $1,500 for the most Burmese Pythons caught in the Everglades in a month, they had no idea that almost 1,600 would-be wranglers and a cabal of journalists would flock to the cypress swamps for what turned out to be more of a reality-TV audition than a good ole-fashioned bounty hunt. Now that the dust has settled, what was the point of it all?
ADHD reincarnates Thunder Cats… sort of.
Richard Turere: My invention that made peace with lions
Getting stuffed: a tale of love and taxidermy by David Sedaris
David Sedaris wanted to buy a stuffed owl as a romantic gift, but tracking one down was only the beginning. In this exclusive tale, one of the world’s greatest storytellers recalls his introduction to a weird world of dead kittens and preserved Pygmies
42 Saint Bernards on a walk in the woods in Canada.