Journalism Archive

  • Flight of the Monarch

    Flight of the Monarch

    It’s one of Mother Nature’s most beautiful and inspiring mysteries: the migration of the monarch butterfly from North America to the Michoacán forest in central Mexico and back. It’s been happening for thousands of years, and it will, no doubt, continue for thousands more. But […]

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  • Fair-Weather Friend

    Fair-Weather Friend

    Down inside a yacht anchored off an island in the Caribbean, skipper Jason White shows off a state-of-the-art computerized control center. He points out a marine single sideband (SSB) radio, somewhat of a sailing-instrument anachronism amid modern technology like satellite phones and weather faxes. And […]

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  • Combat Rock!

    Combat Rock!

    These days, martial music also means Marshall stacks. That’s right, soldiers rock—officially. In fact, every branch of the armed services maintains “show bands” as part of their music divisions. Not only are these groups of sailors and soldiers battle-trained, they also know how to plug […]

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  • C.F. Martin Guitars

    C.F. Martin Guitars

    A history of the world’s most famous acoustic guitar, including an interview with company president Chris Martin IV, and a visit to the factory in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

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  • Dengue Fever and Cambodian Rocks

    The amazing true story of how a tourist bumming around Cambodia in the mid-1990s, inadvertently launched the careers of many musicians, including the Cambodian/American hybrid Dengue Fever.

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  • Whole in One

    Whole in One

    Playing nine holes of golf with the mystival Shivas Irons Society, who spice up the game with meditation, classical music, and alternative methods of keeping score. Originally published in San Francisco magazine

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  • Ireland’s Most Eccentric Castle

    Ireland’s Most Eccentric Castle

    Winston Churchill’s baby clothes. A 10-foot-tall toilet. UFO abductions. They’re all part of Ireland’s most eccentric castle.

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  • Visiting a Glacier — Before They’re All Gone

    Visiting a Glacier — Before They’re All Gone

    The Melting Point Whether or not you believe in global warming, the fact remains that a vast majority of the world’s glaciers are shrinking.

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  • Live From Abbey Road

    Live From Abbey Road

    An exclusive inside look at London’s legendary Abbey Road, recording studio for Sir Edward Elgar, Glenn Miller, Beyond the Fringe, Pink Floyd, and some group called The Beatles. The music television show, Live From Abbey Road, was taped at the studio and premiered June 2007 […]

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  • American Jazz in Paris

    American Jazz in Paris

    America may be the birthplace of jazz — and of such legends as Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong — but it’s the Parisian radio station TSF that’s keeping the passion for it alive.

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