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The Kings of Suicide Hill: Inside the Famous—and Deadly—Omak Stampede

ThursdayEighteen horses form an imperfect line on a hot August night, their 18 jockeys clad in jeans. Here on a sandy bluff in the small town of Omak, four hours east of Seattle and several worlds away, riders and spectators alike move with nervous energy, anxious for the race to start. One jockey wears a helmet topped with a pink mohawk, another with a GoPro camera. One horse, sponsored by a local marijuana dispensary, sports painted pot leaves on its rump. Wispy white eagle feathers hang...

Canadian cowboy’s 7,000-kilometre trek through South America comes to an end | Toronto Star

USHUAIA, ARGENTINA-Prior to starting this Long Ride, I had a deep premonition I would die in the saddle. Nightmares in which I was catapulted off a bridge, hit by speeding cars or lost on the frozen Patagonian highlands, starved and dehydrated, kept me awake for months before my journey began. I never shared these thoughts before because I feared that admission would make them true. I had already successfully made a much longer journey – 16,000 kilometres from Calgary to Brazil in 2012-14 –...

Who Would Think to Pair Andy Warhol and Norman Rockwell?

Bruce Chadwick lectures on history and film at Rutgers University in New Jersey. He also teaches writing at New Jersey City University. He holds his PhD from Rutgers and was a former editor for the New York Daily News. Mr. Chadwick can be reached at [email protected] two artists could be more different than Norman Rockwell and Andy Warhol? Rockwell was a traditionalist who, over the decades, created small town, middle class, rock solid, true blue America for millions...