A very fast, fun video portrait of Dhaka, Bangladesh (video)
“We live in an era of data and numbers, formulas, algorithms. We fantasize a future of super computers and robots, self-driving cars and delivery drones. Soon, we may never need to leave the house, let alone the city. But what’s the cost of this severed connection with our animal selves? We’d do well to remember that we are not far removed from all life on Earth, even if we like to pretend we are. Bigfoot — that tether to a primitive state — is a reminder that the world is big and wide and wild.”
A short animated video of David Foster Wallace talking about ambition and perfectionism (from 2013)
Kevin Fedarko’s Outside piece from 2007, detailing some of the ridiculous things that happened at Everest Base Camp in 2006.
I’m co-hosting a new podcast on running with Jonathan Ellsworth from Blister, called “Off the Couch.” Last week we talked to our first guest, Sanjay Rawal, about his lifelong relationship with running, and his documentary about the world’s longest footrace, the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100.
A post from the Semi-Rad archives this week: I Hate Running