Lance Richardson Writer & Photographer

Essays and Opinion

THINKING LIKE A MOUNTAIN

How Aldo Leopold came to conservationism. [via The Paris Review]

CONSUMED

A meditation on being eaten. [via Guernica]

THE SLOW CREEP OF UNCANNY TELEVISION

From True Detective to Hannibal, contemporary TV is suffused with elements of the bizarre, surreal, and absurd. [via The Atlantic]

HARLEM KNIGHTS

Swordplay on 125th Street: Is the Game of Thrones workout the new CrossFit? [via New York Magazine]

WHO’S AFRAID OF THE AMERICAN GRAY WOLF?

As the U.S. debates whether to remove the wolf from the endangered species list, the fangs and fans are coming out. [via The Guardian]

AMERICA’S BEST IDEA

More than mere recreational areas, national parks and protected wilderness are essential to the human psyche. [via The Age]

THE COMPLICATED ETHICS OF TRAVELING AS A GAY MAN

How to navigate foreign encounters with homophobia? [via Slate]

BRIGHT CITY LIGHTS

From steamy Rio de Janeiro to bleak Pyongyang, cities are uncanny places for the simple reason that so many people live in them. [via The Age] 

COMING TO YOUR SENSES

Despite our emphasis on “sightseeing,” there is a great deal more to travel than sight. [via The Sydney Morning Herald] 

ON THE ROAD IN AMERICA

Travelling down America’s highways feels like touring through its aspirations. [via The Sydney Morning Herald]

SEARCHING FOR THE REAL THING

 Is authenticity hiding in those corners of the world you have to scour an atlas to find? [via The Sydney Morning Herald]

ON CENTRAL PARK

New York City thrives on big dreams; Central Park was a dream made real and remains the ultimate repository for new ones. [via The Age]