The Water Wars of Arizona: Attracted by lax regulations, industrial agriculture has descended on a remote valley, depleting its aquifer — leaving many residents with no water at all.

Why Is the Country’s Most Dominant Distance Runner Not in Rio? Edward Cheserek came to the United States from Kenya with hopes of competing in the Olympics — if only he could become a citizen.

Letter of Recommendation: Arroyos

Lives: To Land Unknown

New York Times
Magazine


Oxford American

Atlanta Hellride: A profile of Grant Taylor, one of the greatest skateboarders in the world, who did it all without leaving his hometown in Georgia

Old Woods and Deep: Traces of Cormac McCarthy's Knoxville 

Harlan County, Home: How Life in a Kentucky Coal Camp Defined the Art of Bob Howard


Runner's World

The Contradiction of Rob Krar: How a 37-year-old pharmacist became the country’s most feared ultramarathoner.

NCAA's Fear of Foreign Athletes: Should college teams be reserved for local runners?

A Season Inside Oklahoma State Cross Country: The Cowboys’ title defense starts on the dirt roads around Stillwater.


Others

Paris Review  ||  Master of Light: Cinematographer Roger Deakins uses his blog to pull back the curtain on the lighting tricks that have made him famous. 

Los Angeles Review of Books  ||  The American West: A Collective Denial

The Washington Post  ||  Book review of ‘Deep Down Dark,’ by Héctor Tobar

Slate  ||  Cormac McCarthy Cuts to the Bone: Blood Meridian used to be a much different novel. McCarthy’s early drafts reveal how an American masterpiece was born.