Hockey is good for the heart and soul, but treacherous for the brain.
Nick Paumgarten recounts what beer-league hockey has given him over the years: occasional bragging rights, countless happy sud-soaked memories, a feeling of camaraderie, and three concussions whose lingering after effects caused him to leave the game.
The New Yorker writer takes readers through the riparian heart of Big Bend National Park.
Join Nick Paumgarten on a trip down the Rio Grande to understand what we’d lose if Trump’s border wall destroys this ecosystem.
With a group that includes Teddy Roosevelt’s great-grandson and Senator Tom Udall, New Yorker writer Nick Paumgarten floats the most rugged section of the Rio Grande to see the canyon lands and wilderness experience that Trump’s border wall would destroy.
Nick Paumgarten’s profile of Yvon Chouinard, the eco-conscious and anti-corporate co-founder of Patagonia. Chouinard was a close friend of, and co-adventurer with, Doug Tompkins, the late founder of the North Face.
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