Two decades after his outrageous mohawk and bad-boy attitude helped define extreme skiing, Glen Plake is still charging hard, more popular—and more opinionated—than ever. How does he keep going—and why does he still matter?
Get up close and personal with a single specimen of Crassostrea virginica and you’ll see that the Chesapeake Bay oyster is fighting for its life. The question is who’s to blame? And what can be done about it?
If they can survive the wrath of their Belgian housekeeper—and the horse-meat dinners—America’s top young cycling talents just might make it through the crucible of European racing and become bona fide stars.
Greener than a Prius and hotter than a Maserati, the Fisker Karma promises to change the way the world thinks about electric cars. The only problem is that nobody outside the company has driven one yet.
We went to one city, Portland, Maine, and gave 50 bikes to 50 people, then let them ride off to discover, or abandon, cycling on their own. The results weren’t surprising. The power of their stories is.
At age 18, cyclist Taylor Phinney is a good bet to medal in Beijing. But more important than any Olympic hardware for the Boulder prodigy is the fact that, after radical surgery to alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, his dad—the legendary Davis Phinney—is back in the saddle.
If Lance Armstrong went to jail and Livestrong went away, that would be a huge setback in our war against cancer, right? Not exactly, because the famous nonprofit donates almost nothing to scientific research. The author looks at where the money goes and finds a mix of fine ideas, millions of dollars aimed at “awareness,” and a few very blurry lines.