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
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.
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.