Over the years, The New Yorker has covered all sorts of winter adventures, from extreme skiing to extreme symphonic composition. Here are some of our favorites. **“ Dangerous Game ,” by Nick Paumgarten (April 18, 2005) ** About the ski mountaineer Andrew McLean (a ski mountaineer is someone who “climbs mountains and then skis down them”). Paumgarten and McLean go skiing together.
Forty years ago, when George Lucas was inventing the “Star Wars” universe, he drew on many influences . He combined “Flash Gordon” with “The Golden Bough”; samurai with dogfights; the New Age mysticism of Carlos Castaneda with the heroic resistance, as he saw it, of the Viet Cong. The illustrator Ralph McQuarrie’s hallucinatory drawings of ships, bases, and aliens were decisive, as was Lucas’s love of cars.
The holidays are a time for joyous reunions and vibrant festivities. Yet, for some of us, they also involve hanging out with people we don’t otherwise see—possibly, for good reason. If your holiday season is an interpersonal minefield, we hope that you’ll find some comfort in the stories below, which tell of legendary feuds and rivalries, some perpetual, others amicably resolved.
Somehow missed the fact that the two guys I wrote about here—one man who lives like a goat, and another who lives like a badger—won an Ig Nobel Prize together a few months later! (Their books are amazing.) https://t.co/fqT6RttRCQ
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