Vail Resorts Sold a Record Number of Passes. Now, Their Ski Areas Are Facing a Logistical Nightmare.

“But employees say that Vail’s wages are well below livable, especially in mountain towns experiencing soaring real estate prices and ever more second homes and vacation rentals.”

Author: Max Ufberg
Source: Outside
Published: Feb 7, 2022
Length: 9 minutes (2,476 words)

Pit Viper Made the Perfect Sunglasses. Then the Alt-Right Fell in Love With Them

“Undeniable evidence of the growing problem first surfaced in video footage of the January 6, 2021 Capitol riots, when alt-right personality Anthime Gionet—better known by the online sobriquet ‘Baked Alaska’—was spotted protesting in a pair of red Pit Vipers. (He was later arrested and is still awaiting trial for violent and disorderly conduct and knowingly entering a restricted building.) Two days after the event, Pit Viper responded to that association with a Facebook post to the brand’s 241,000 followers that simply read, ‘Fuck terrorists. Fuck fascists. Fuck racists. If you’re not down with that, fuck off.'”

Author: Max Ufberg
Source: Men’s Health
Published: Dec 22, 2021
Length: 10 minutes (2,591 words)

‘Being Racist Is Not Against the Law’

A broken window and a gun led to the death of James Scurlock outside a bar in Omaha. The search for justice began, and another death followed.

Author: Max Ufberg
Source: GEN
Published: Oct 7, 2020
Length: 16 minutes (4,226 words)

‘The Ocean Is Boiling’: The Complete Oral History of the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill

On January 28th, 1969, crude oil erupted from a rig off the coast of Santa Barbara, California, triggering a worldwide alarm that energized the nascent environmental movement.

Published: Apr 18, 2017
Length: 32 minutes (8,030 words)