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Total Immersion: Can Video Games Replace the Outdoors?
Written by David Kushner, Outside
October 9th, 2019
Maybe not in our hearts, but certainly in our brains. Plus, they can make you love the indoors far too much—which is why there’s now a full-fledged, woodsy rehab center for joystick addicts who need a soothing pathway back to a normal life.
For All to Seek
Written by David Kushner, Wired
July 26th, 2018
An epic riddle. An eccentric storyteller. A missing person. When a man vanishes in the wilderness, his family takes to the internet to find him.
Money for Nothin’
Written by David Kushner, Esquire
May 1st, 2018
A bank glitch gave a 24-year old, down-on-his-luck Australian man access to unlimited funds. Then he did exactly what you think he did with it.
Land of the Lost
Written by David Kushner, Outside
November 15th, 2016
American tourist Noel Santillan became an unlikely folk hero in Iceland after he entered a typo into his GPS and drove hundreds of miles out of his way. How can anyone wander so far off the mark? Research suggests GPS might be altering our brains.
Man Versus Alaska
Written by David Kushner, Men's Journal
April 1st, 2015
An engineer and his dog attempt to survive for a year on a frozen island teeming with bears.
A Leap of Faith
Written by David Kushner, Maxim
July 23rd, 2014
When three daredevils snuck into the new World Trade Center tower and jumped off, they were looking for adventure, excitement, and the freedom of flight. Instead, they may lose their freedom altogether.
A Home at the End of Google Earth
Written by David Kushner, Vanity Fair
October 28th, 2012
Separated from his older brother at a train station, five-year-old Saroo Munshi Khan found himself lost in the slums of Calcutta. Nearly 20 years later, living in Australia, he began a painstaking search for his birth home, using ingenuity, hazy memories,
Undercover Anarchist
Written by David Kushner, Rolling Stone
March 1st, 2012
What happens when a cop falls in love with the radicals he's spying on? Mark Kennedy found out the hard way.
Welcome to Star City
Written by David Kushner, Wired
October 25th, 2008
Going to space? First stop: eight months of grueling training in Russia's Star City.
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