Let your wanderlust run wild with adventure-filled stories from Backpacker, Sunset, and our newest title: AFAR. Feeling inspired to explore the globe? Enter the #ReadAndRoam Giveaway for a chance to win your dream trip.
Then, indulge in some of the most buzzed about stories of the week, from Jon Stewart’s farewell to a detailed look inside the life of the officer who shot Michael Brown.
Zen and the Art of Jon Stewart
On the week of his (sniff) final appearance as host of The Daily Show, 20 correspondents past and present get candid about life behind the scenes with the satirical sharpshooter (and offer him tips on what to do next).
Darren Wilson, the former police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, has been living on a nondescript dead-end street on the outskirts of St. Louis. He was not indicted. Many people in Ferguson question whether justice was done.
Into the Future
Driverless cars are inevitable, but for those of us who will revel in the art and thrill of driving for as long as possible, here’s Automobile’s crystal ball report on the future of cars from the Honda Civic to the Lamborghini Asterion.
International Best Dressed List
As the roster marks its 75th anniversary, this year’s lineup includes haute Hollywood, dapper princes, and pop princesses, in 29 pages of fashion inspiration.
READ AND ROAM
Back to the Land
In the Rif mountains of Morocco, bounties of chanterelle mushrooms reward the tenacious forager. Go inside the adventure with our newest title, Afar. Also in this issue: your Ultimate Guide to Experiential Travel.
The Seven Rules of Solitude
Crowded campsites and lines for the outhouse? Save it for Bonnaroo. We’ll take our wilderness quiet, raw, and lonely. Find your patch of paradise with these simple rules for escaping the hordes.
Europe's Rising Stars
London, Paris, and Berlin take top billing, but what of Europe’s lesser known places? Skip the standards for these 24 worth-it destinations, from Liverpool, England to Lopud Island, Croatia.
Best of the Beach 2015
Think you know the Pacific Coast? Take it from Sunset: There are still lots of surprises. Here, 35 of the best new places to eat, drink, hike, and make the most of summer, from San Diego to Seattle. Features a tapable map.
BACK TO SCHOOL
Making the Grade
Before you hit the stores to stock up for school, browse this buying guide packed with great-priced gear for kids of all ages.
The Best Back to School Gear
These products each won Editor’s Choice awards and top-value honors. So you’ll get the functionality you need—without breaking the bank.
Who’s really in the know on what makes a successful school year? Kids! Here, A+ advice for parents on how to navigate the sticky subjects of education today.
Revenge of the Philosophy Majors
Brilliant engineering is a given. The real value, increasingly, comes from people who can sell and humanize. Which explains why liberal arts majors are conquering Silicon Valley.
THE SPORTS SCENE
Long Ago Yesterday
The author of Friday Night Lights returned to the Lone Star State to see the six boys, now men, who were the heart of the most celebrated sports book of our era. What happens when we revisit the people and places that changed us forever?
New Game-Day Grub
If you’re a football fan, it’s easy to spend the next 16 Sundays eating like an offensive lineman. Here, five game-day recipes that are a win-win for your taste buds and your waistline.
Survival of the Fittest
In an issue dedicated to 2015 college football, this story tackles playoff predictions. If 2014 taught us anything, it might be that playoffs are unpredictable. But hey, the ESPN team is game to try anyway.
No Love Lost
A selected history of tennis’s most famous feuds. The 1973 “Battle of the Sexes” match, which remains the most watched tennis showdown in history, featured Billie Jean King vs. who? Do you remember?