Category Archives: Food

Persistence Hunt: The Film Trailer

The chase begins August 13th.

GROWN MEN CHASING ANTELOPE: The Persistence Hunting Film Campaign

Yesterday, I spoke with New Hampshire’s “Word of Mouth” radio, hosted by Virginia Prescott. We discussed my recent Outside magazine feature, “Fair Chase.” If you haven’t read it, this is the teaser: On the plains of New Mexico, a band of elite marathoners tests a controversial theory of evolution: that humans can outrun the fastest [...]

The Fast and the Curious: Part Two

The Daily Beast likes my persistence hunting story in the May issue of Outside. That’s cool, because the hunt is continuing this summer. A crew has been assembled to produce a documentary film on the guys’ second attempt at making antelope-human history on the plains of eastern New Mexico. Stay tuned. This August, it’s gonna [...]

This Just In: James Beard Award Finalist

Atlanta magazine’s July 2010 barbecue cover package, edited by Bill Addison, was nominated for a James Beard award in the Food Culture/Travel category. It included two pieces by me, one of which is below. I recommend reading it outside, beside a flame and a hunk of seasoned meat, as soon as possible. Winners will be [...]

Dept. of Sisyphean Tasks

Last August, I traveled to Mosquero (“swarm of flies”), New Mexico, to watch nine elite distance runners—two with marathon personal bests six minutes behind the world record—attempt to run down the second fastest animal on earth. This pursuit of pronghorn antelope, called persistence hunting, is chronicled in the May issue of Outside magazine, and available [...]

Dept. of Pleasant Surprises

Just learned that my story about the death of John Celmer (“Final Exit“)—which appeared in the March 2010 issue of Atlanta magazine—has been named a finalist in the “Reporting” category of the 2011 City and Regional Magazine Association (CRMA) Awards. Atlanta magazine, where I’m a contributing editor, picked up six finalist nominations. Winners will be [...]

The Krispy Kreme Challenge, Regurgitated

A year ago this Saturday, I ran a race called the Krispy Kreme Challenge. I think the name conveys its unique “challenge” satisfactorily, but I wrote about it for Runner’s World magazine if you’d like the nauseating details. The article appeared this month, and has received a lot of, ahem, feedback. Some harrowing pics by [...]