The Cleanest Line

Month: April 2013

[Above: The one and only Katie Lee, outside her home in Jerome, Arizona after her interview for DamNation this fall. Photo: Ben Knight]

DamNation – The Grand Dame of Dam Busting

By Katie Klingsporn   |   Apr 25, 2013 April 25, 2013

Folk-singer, desert goddess, rabble-rouser and all-out spitfire Katie Lee has been raging against Glen Canyon Dam and its reservoir, Lake Powell, for more than 50 years. And she’s not slowing down. Lee, who is featured in DamNation, a documentary film produced… Read More



By Tony Butt   |   Apr 22, 2013 April 22, 2013

By Tony Butt You are out surfing on your own. Someone else paddles out, comes up to you and says, “How long have you been out here?” You think as hard as you can. In the end you take a stab at it and tell him about an hour. But… Read More

[Above: Over 150 residents of the small coastal Alaskan town of Sitka display their disagreement with the FDA’s ruling that genetically modified salmon “pose no risk to human health or the environment” at a community rally. Photo: Sitka Conservation Society]

In Salmondarity

By Ray Friedlander   |   Apr 19, 2013 April 19, 2013

Put on the same level as Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, genetically engineered salmon, or “Frankenfish,” are creations designed by the biotechnology industry. The fish are devised to grow year round, which makes their appetites voracious and their dependency on feed fish unsustainably high. They are also designed to be… Read More

After paddling the Colorado for five months, Jon Waterman begins to run out of river. From Pete McBride's stunning film, Chasing Water. Photo: Pete McBride

Colorado River is Nation’s #1 Most Endangered River

By Amy Souers Kober   |   Apr 17, 2013 April 17, 2013

We are all connected by fresh water. Rivers run like arteries, crossing state and international borders, and sustaining our communities. In the west, one river links seven western states and Mexico. It’s a river that goes by different names – Red, Grand River Red, Rio Colorado, the Mighty Colorado. Read More

The Usual x Patagonia

The Usual x Patagonia

By Patagonia Surf Europe   |   Apr 11, 2013 April 11, 2013

The Usual magazine teamed up with Patagonia’s NYC surf crew to put together this unique edition. Check it out. “On the following pages, we start on the Bowery, where our favorite company Patagonia will take over… Read More

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