Save Rex Ranch

Longtime Director of Digital Initiatives at Sundance Joseph Beyer wants to transform an abandoned dude ranch in Arizona into a cultural arts mecca

Can an organization raise $735,000 in 40 days to buy an abandoned dude ranch in the southwestern Arizona desert? It just might be possible with Joseph Beyer—eternal optimist and Director of Digital Initiatives at the Sundance Institute—personally leading the cause, armed with the vision of transforming the historic Rex Ranch into an interdisciplinary arts and culture mecca. Built in the 1880s in the small town …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Prisoner art, prosthetic Lego legs, intuitive boarding passes and more in our weekly look at the web

1. Rick Owens Step Team In a drastic departure from what you would expect during Paris Fashion Week, designer Rick Owens replaced traditional runway models with a team of “plus-size” step dancers. From challenging the norms of classic aesthetics to demonstrating the flexibility of the collection, the approach was a wild success—the audience cheered along. Artistic, engaging and a reflection of his provocative style, the …

Outdoor Project

Design and adventure enthusiasts of the Pacific Northwest make it easier to enjoy the great outdoors

Guidebooks, websites, word-of-mouth—nowadays, there’s a wealth of resources that an outdoor adventurer can consult before embarking on a trip. Oftentimes though, these resources aren’t comprehensive, up-to-date, or even particularly reliable. Furthermore, not many do a very good job of inspiring novices to venture out into the wilderness. This is where Outdoor Project comes in. “Guidebooks don’t speak to you,” says Tyson Gillard, founder and CEO …