When the first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970, the event served to spotlight the growing consensus that environmental issues mattered and needed to be addressed. Some 43 years later, much has changed for the better and much has changed for the worse.
Unless you’re a ski race junkie, you probably hadn’t heard of Travis Ganong until he barreled down Sochi’s slushy course in 2:06.64, beating Bode Miller. Men’s Journal talked with the 25-year-old competitor about his surprising success and how he trained to become the newest, baddest downhill machine. Read the interview here.
Though he peddles escapism, thriller author Brad Thor himself is all about the gritty details, which is why he travels the world in order to make sure he realistically renders the settings he spends hundreds of pages lovingly dismantling with guns and ammo.
Before pirate tales made Stevenson famous, the sickly Scottish writer was having a bad 1878. His girlfriend, an older American visiting Europe with a grown daughter, left him to return to her husband. His writing career had fizzled out. And his parents were hounding him to return to an abandoned law career in Edinburgh. Instead, Stevenson bought a donkey and headed for the hills.