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Navigations: Tombstone White

Read Mark Jenkins’s previous “Navigations” essays. We left the moraine and crossed onto the glacier. It was speckled with black stones that had plummeted down the Matterhorn’s east face. Some were small as fists, some big as barrels, but all had fallen thousands of feet at a fatal velocity. The glacier was gravity’s missile range,…

Assistant Editor Ryan Bradley’s weekly exploration of great global music, in collaboration with Nat Geo Music. Video directed and edited by Anthony Subietas, produced by Ryan Bradley, with special thanks to Michael Fuchs and the Highline Ballroom. It started in a refugee camp. Or a military camp, so the story goes. It was the early…

Text by Kelly Ruane With the Olympics starting up today (watch the opening ceremonies tonight at 7:30 p.m. EST on NBC), no doubt most of us are eagerly awaiting the primetime crowd pleasers—gymnastics, swimming, running, beach volleyball. But this year, it’s possible to follow any number of more obscure sports, as well, on NBCOlympics.com. The…