Category Archives: A sporting life

A Sporting Life: In Search of Its Lost Elegance

Photograph by Jacques Henri Lartigue   Snow makes everything better, doesn’t it? Not just because snow somehow blocks out the rest of the world and you become aware of your own unique place in it, or because there is nothing … Read More

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A Sporting Life: Reinhold Messner

Reinhold Messner is not only the original alpinist, but a true adventurer, a complex explorer and a storyteller. “What’s happening on Everest, with sherpas preparing everything, is tourism.” Read More

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Stories from Retezat Mountains

There’s a different world up there. It’s just you and the mountain. You have to be present, you have to have all your senses awake, you have to be prepared. Read More

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French Open Style

We have celebrated some of the greatest tennis players, have covered the books, art and culture that surround the sport. Now let’s talk about off-court style at Roland Garros. Read More

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On Tennis: Three Books Worth Reading

Three books about tennis that can deepen your understanding of, interest in and love for the game. Read More

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