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Boulder Creek floodstage paddling: Badasses weighing risk vs. reward

Boulder Creek floodstage paddling: Badasses weighing risk vs. reward

IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING that Mother Nature always has the final word. Whether it’s a flood, a fire, or heart disease. In the end she always wins.That said, there are those of us who feel more at home in her realms — deep canyons inaccessible except by kayak, surf breaks guarded by gnarly currents and inside sections, alpine aeries only reachable by ice-axe and crampons — places where we’re more at home than anywhere else.

A night out in Prague with Becherovka

A night out in Prague with Becherovka

Matador Community Expert Kat Lapelosa’s recommendations for your first night with Becherovka.I’M SITTING IN THE BASEMENT of a random potraviny (the Czech version of a bodega). Petr, the boy who works in the cafe next to my flat, slides me a shot glass filled with liquid gold.“In Czech Republic,” he begins, “you always look the person directly in the eye when you cheers.

5 late-night spots in Seattle to find food when you’re drunk

5 late-night spots in Seattle to find food when you’re drunk

Seattle is not a city known for its late nights. When the bars close their doors (usually by 1:30) most Seattleites quietly shuffle home and fall asleep in front of the latest episode of “Parks and Rec,” their hand resting gently against a half-eaten bowl of whatever monstrosity they managed to concoct out of ramen noodles and a shelf full of condiments.

24 hours in Mogadishu, Somalia [pics]

24 hours in Mogadishu, Somalia [pics]

At exactly 9:43am, an excruciatingly loud and garbled voice, full of deep, rolling Rs, jolted me from peaceful sleep: “Attention ladies and gentlemen. We are now beginning our descent into Mogadishu.”For two years I had managed to avoid going to Mogadishu. “Avoid” is probably the wrong word, actually.

Travel photography tip: Exposure locking + metering modes

Travel photography tip: Exposure locking + metering modes

This article complements lessons from the MatadorU Travel Photography program.Here’s a common problem for beginners: You’re shooting away, but your image is coming out way too dark, or way overexposed. You keep fiddling with settings and doing the best you can to compensate, but end up feeling disappointed with the final result.

How stupid can this South Carolina college be? The answer: Very

How stupid can this South Carolina college be? The answer: Very

RECENTLY, I WROTE an article all about why Charleston, South Carolina, is the best place you could possibly go to college. One of the reasons I listed was about how liberal Charleston is, especially in terms of our LGBT, and African American populations. I’m sad to say, I was wrong on that point.Recently, Lieutenant Governor Glenn McConnell was chosen to become the College of Charleston’s newest president.