The Reporter’s Notebook

Selections from my archives, and the stories behind them.

An Outside magazine podcast about my journey to the center of the earth.
Japanese dot com mogul Dice-K spent $20 million to become a space tourist. But he barely made it out of Russia's cosmonaut training camp, Star City.
Prince of the SaharaListen now | Tuareg rocker, Mdou Moctar, was never meant to play guitar. Despite the odds, he made a name for himself, starred in an homage to Prince's…
Welcome to Star City [1]Listen now | Thirteen years before William Shatner and the billionaires cruised space, Russia was training super-wealthy space tourists in their cosmon…
"I Can Feel Myself Changing." My Rolling Stone Profile of Mark Zuckerberg, Age 21, Uncut.Listen now | In December 2005, I flew to Palo Alto to write one of the first major magazine profiles of Facebook's young founder. He made tea. He playe…