Rebelling Against the Void

    David Roberts, a major figure in modern adventure literature, has explored risk, death, and loss for more than 50 years. Now he’s fighting cancer while producing new writing—including a series of reflections on his disease—that friends and colleagues believe is his best work yet.

    • Books

    Nick Offerman Explains the Pleasures of Woodworking and Why He Won't Vote Trump

    Ron Swanson might not exist, but Offerman's love of woodworking is very real in 'Good Clean Fun.'

    • Lifestyle

    The greatest role of Bill Murray’s life has been playing Bill Murray

    The legend of the latest Twain honoree: Karaoke, kickballs and avoiding the press.


    Words & Images: Jered Gruber

    • News & Politics

    How Russia Pulled Off the Biggest Election Hack in U.S. History

    The inside story of kompromat.

    • Magazine

    The Anti-Helicopter Parent’s Plea: Let Kids Play!

    A Silicon Valley dad decided to test his theories about parenting by turning his yard into a playground where children can take physical risks without supervision. Not all of his neighbors were thrilled.

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    This is the most under-reported conflict in the world right now - Chris Blattman

    Just three days earlier, a stampede at a religious festival in Bishoftu, a town south of the capital, had resulted in at least 52 deaths. Mass protests followed. Opposition leaders blamed the fatalities on federal security forces that arrived to … Continue reading →