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Author Matt Jaffe

  • Matt Jaffe


Death Valley

Death Valley National Park recently reclaimed bragging rights as Earth’s hottest place after the World Meteorological Organization ruled that a 136.4-degree temperature reading taken in Libya in 1922 was invalid (it was apparently recorded on asphalt). Read more...

Grand Canyon

Put the Grand Canyon in outermost Outer Mongolia, with access limited to caravans of Przewalski’s horses, and a certain coterie of L.A. residents would happily endure any and all hardships to get here, if only to gain Instagram hegemony over less adventurous friends. Read more...


Back around 1900, as the University of Colorado Boulder campus came of age and the Chautauqua cultural center opened on the edge of town, Boulder touted itself as “the Athens of the West”... Read more...
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