September 30, 2015
Brendan Taylor used to describe his 2010 Volkswagen Golf in loving terms, such as "sporty," "reliable" and "efficient." He said he felt great about driving a vehicle that produced less air pollution than its gasoline-powered counterparts. After all, VW touted it as "clean diesel," and the car got upwards of 40 miles per gallon.
Now the Charlotte resident and marketing director at Seventh Generation employs much different language when talking about his gray Golf: He feels "betrayed," "duped" and "hoodwinked."
September 10, 2015
Park City, Utah is a mountain biker’s dream destination (look for more on that in our Summer 2016 “Mountain Towns for Mountain Biking” cover story). With more than 450 miles of trails accessible from the center of this one-time mining town, Park City is the only gold-level Ride Center on the planet—as classified by the International Mountain Bike Association. From Main Street, point your bike in any direction, and you’ll hit a mountain bike trail in a mile or less.
If there’s one event that celebrates this golden network, it’s the Park City Point 2 Point, a 78-mile singletrack mountain bike race with 14,000 vertical feet of climbing, held annually on the Saturday before Labor Day. Looking for a challenge that would demand a season of training, I signed up for the race back in February. It’s lucky I was prompt, as the 400 or so spots were filled in less than five minutes.
August 5, 2015
Venture capitalists have long used subjective methods to make investments. Could a Moneyball-inspired approach help?
January 29, 2015
ConnectX wants to take corporate data out of the cloud and into the final frontier, revolutionizing the way we store, transmit, and analyze information.
December 10, 2014
Ever since humans began making pottery, the items they've constructed have been a reflection of the culture and concerns of the people who've used them. The Greeks put gods on their pots. Island cultures carved sea life into their vessels. In Woodstock, Vt., today — and to much acclaim — Farmhouse Pottery is handcrafting tableware that's a throwback to the golden age of agrarianism: simple but handsome, and firmly rooted in American soil.
August 29, 2014
Strava began as a way for runners and cyclists to track and map their progress, but city planners are using the app’s data to improve infrastructure.
August 6, 2014
Fly fishing made easy in the headwaters of the Connecticut River.
February 28, 2014
There was a problem with the Got Milk? campaign: it didn’t actually get people to buy more milk.
February 24, 2014
A company calculates our use of oil, natural gas, water, electricity, and the amount of garbage we produce all as a single unit.
November 22, 2013
The next step of Yellen’s nomination process comes as a well-timed film about the Fed has been making the rounds.
October 23, 2013
For those who saw the early aughts as the beginning of a hype cycle for electric vehicles, the past year has represented the low point…
October 12, 2013
The federal shutdown has created uncertainty for rural housing developers, and raises questions about the financial viability of affordable housing.
June 27, 2013
So you want to ride Leadville? Get in line. Since founding in 1994, the event has become one of the most popular mountain bike races in the country. So popular that a lottery determines who gets a slot. Or riders can win an entry based on their finishing time at five qualifier races. For eastern riders, the closest Leadville qualifier is the Wilmington-Whiteface 100K, held in the second week of June in the Adirondacks.
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