The Twitter famous saurologist and cofounder of Black AF in STEM is helping to build a more inclusive scientific community—and spotting some very sneaky lizards along the way
The actor’s nature show, now streaming on Disney+, offers a welcome update to a familiar format
Jordan Salama’s new book is an impressive debut by an up-and-coming travel writer
The new Netflix documentary chronicles Nirmal Purja’s journey to summit the planet’s 8,000-meter peaks in less than seven months
Some of our favorite recent releases explore the life of Jacques Cousteau, a nonbinary climber’s journey to embrace their identity, and the search for the world’s loneliest whale
These five documentaries from the famed mountain film festival feature everything from daring ski descents to an adorable Alaskan husky
In ‘The Rescue,’ Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin capture the astonishing effort to find the boys’ soccer team that spent more than two weeks trapped in a cave
Our culture columnist recommends six of the most interesting newsletters out there—from thru-hiking dispatches to Neko Case’s reflections on nature
Alexandra Kleeman’s new novel imagines a disaster-plagued California where everybody’s drinking man-made water
Our favorite wildlife competition crowned an aging winner this year, and reminded us that for the chubby bears we love, the stakes will always be high
When the real world seems increasingly apocalyptic, what’s the point of reading novels about the horrors of climate change? Outside’s culture columnist investigates her own fascination with cli-fi.
After taking a cue from ‘My Morning Routine,’ an Outside contributor discovered an extra hour in her day
The singer-songwriter’s latest album shows that getting away from it all isn’t easy—especially when you’re a pop superstar
‘Breathing Fire,’ a new book by Jaime Lowe, delves into the personal stories behind California’s inmate firefighter program
This year, three new adventure sports will make their debut in Tokyo. Prepare yourself for the action with these books, documentaries, and more.
In a new short-story collection by Claire Boyles, we meet characters struggling with family, health troubles, and environmental issues in the West
This season’s best new podcasts include a thoughtful true-crime show set in Malibu and a history of climbing hosted by Alex Honnold
In ‘Camping Grounds,’ Phoebe S.K. Young reminds us that sleeping outdoors is far more than just a recreational hobby
If you can’t make the in-person showings in Colorado, you can stream these new adventure films from your living room
How the team behind David Attenborough’s new Netflix series captured a fight sequence between two poison dart frogs
In Ours, a digital exhibition for the New Museum, artist Samuel Marion imagines a not too distant future in which outdoor brands use slick advertising to mask more sinister aims
An outdoor art exhibition in California’s Coachella Valley tackles subjects like Indigenous land rights, migration, and embodied memory
Nothing matters once you’re out the door! Whatever you forget is simply not joining you on the adventure.
These recently translated titles are available in English for the first time
In a new documentary from director Caroline Treadway, athletes like Emily Harrington and Kai Lightner open up about their path to recovery
These recent literary works feature unsettling tales set in familiar locations
From a look at modern ghost towns to a documentary musical, these shows have something for everyone
In her new book, 'Unsolaced,' the acclaimed nature writer's prose is as beautiful as always, but her analysis of global warming is disappointing
In her new book, writer and artist Lauren Redniss tells the story of San Carlos Apache activists who are standing up to a mining company in southeastern Arizona
This year the famous outdoor film festival is going virtual, with thrilling tales of climbing adventures and profiles of charismatic conservationists
A new documentary from director Ron Howard looks at what happened after California's deadliest wildfire
These fascinating shows offer a behind-the-scenes look at conservation battles and youth climate activism
In this new alien invasion comedy, a relaxing vacation in the woods takes an unexpected turn
Grizel is using her rising social media profile to spark a more nuanced conversation on nature's power to heal
These recent releases feature stories of gritty heroines on journeys through threatened wild landscapes
These films about extraordinary athletes and inspiring activists are keeping us entertained as the days get colder
Trying to improve your sleep quality? Get back to nature.
From humble jellyfish anecdotes to straightforward self-help, three new titles offer resonant takeaways for these worrisome times
Five ways to feel like you're outdoors, even if you haven't left your sofa
Cinemas and film festivals are screening online. Here are our favorites.
In a new novel, 'How Much of These Hills Is Gold,' author C. Pam Zhang presents the fantasies and struggles that defined western expansion through the eyes of two Chinese-American characters
Outdoor enthusiasts' dreams of survival and adventure are often inspired by children's books, but most adventure heroes have traditionally been cis boys. That's changing.
Journalist Sarah Scoles's 'They Are Already Here' explores people's obsession with discovering what else may be out there
Boomtown and Drilled tackle climate change and oil and gas extraction from different angles
The documentary 'Safety to Nome' follows 26 competitors racing 1,000 miles across the Alaskan tundra on foot, bike, or skis
Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus's new movie proves that Hollywood is perennially bad at depicting snow sports
An armchair psychological study of outdoor Instagram poses—and what you can do to stand out from the crowd. As illustrated by Outside staffers.
In 'Cat Tale,' a longtime environmental journalist documents the dramatic saga that brought this state animal back from the brink of extinction
One writer's meditation on the confusing world of snow-sports apparel
'Honeyland,' 'Into the Canyon,' and 'Okavango: River of Dreams' are generating buzz at Sundance and the Oscars. You can also stream them online.
In a new memoir, the photographer digs into the most meaningful moments of a remarkable human-canine connection
As former columnist Heather Hansman passes the torch to Erin Berger, the two share their strongest takes on outdoor media and culture
The case for giving gifts you personally swear by—even when it’s a humble stick of deodorant
With every post, Kiona, creator of the popular blog and Instagram account How Not to Travel Like a Basic Bitch, is teaching herself and her followers how to be, well, less basic
How can it be a wardrobe staple when nobody knows what it is?
Every year, explore.org calls on its A-team to capture the rotund glory of Katmai National Park’s brown bears
The best week of the year is back
As Wyn Wiley, the creator of the drag-queen Instagram star, explains, it all started when he grabbed some six-inch heels buried in his closet and decided to take a risk
The Miami Murals project is adding an interactive digital layer to a series of climate-focused public art in a mural-crazy city
It takes skill to have no idea what you're doing outdoors
The famous waterfalls appear in about ten seconds' worth of her new music video, and some people are angry about it
One of our editors spent a month working through her feelings with Woebot, a therapy chat bot. Here's how it went.
A recent study claims women sleep better alongside a canine. But we know the truth: dog owners are deluding themselves that they're getting any sleep at all.
Prepare for lots of screaming (most of it from Adam Ondra)
A passionate, sometimes uncomfortable ode to the meatiest paws in the world (other people's words, not ours)
A former champion and constant runner-up face off on the final day of Fat Bear Week 2018, but every one is a winner in our hearts
For one week every fall, Alaska's Katmai National Park celebrates the survival skills and ample rolls of the happiest bears in the world. But there's more to their reigning champion than meets the eye.
The author's latest book features stories that are just as mired in the contradictions of humanity as they are in the humidity of the Sunshine State
Six women talk about their experiences with harassment while recreating or working in the outdoor industry
An energized group of explorers are bringing the spirit of wilderness through hiking to American cities. Record-breaking distance trekker Liz Thomas and others are altering how we see urban spaces and inviting folks new to the outdoors along for the fun.
And not just in the medal count (though we did own the medal count)
We may never know who took the first full-color shot of Earth from Apollo 17, but asking the question is a space odyssey in its own right
It’s long overdue that we started talking about it, and it affects all of us
While the word may be out about Tofino, on Canada’s Vancouver Island, the incredible setting and eclectic locals still make it one of the best surf towns in North America
A new documentary bears witness to the last days of a dangerous and respected tradition in remote Nepal
You wouldn't think running shorts are all that different from each other. But you're totally wrong.
The iconic film festival has quite the spread this year, from a Nepalese man who gathers poisonous honey on high cliffs to a couple of pro climbers tandem-riding a scooter in an ode to 'Dumb and Dumber'
What a restless coffee drinker learned from going to circadian-rhythm rehab (a tent in the woods)
From festival favorites to hidden gems, these are at the top of our watch list
Here's what we learned about the state of the outdoorswoman in 2017 and the still-prevalent gender gap in the outdoor world