Roadside shrines

Roadside shrines

Durango, CO – They dot the Southwest landscape, paying tribute to lives lost and dreams shattered. Sobering symbols of grief and love, roadside shrines commemorate a place where someone died suddenly. They’re found all over the world, particularly in the...
A quarter tank of fumes

A quarter tank of fumes

In which I remember my good friend Robin Dadisman, who passed away in late 2013, with a story about phantom fuel and a racing red Mustang. We set out for Central City one summer evening in 1994 in Robin’s beloved red 1971 Mustang Mach 1. He was doing graphics work for...
Divining stories from detritus

Divining stories from detritus

Listen: Tucson, Ariz. – People send Davy Rothbart trash. Readers of his Found Magazine send him love letters, to-do lists, pictures, doodles, any form of written communication, as long as it’s not theirs. They find such stuff plastered against a sagging...
A Kartchner Caverns tour with Gary Tenan

A Kartchner Caverns tour with Gary Tenan

Benson, Ariz. – About 40 miles southeast of Tucson, under the limestone rock of the Whetstone Mountains, lies a vast, living cave called Kartchner Caverns. It was discovered in 1974 by Gary Tenan and Randy Tufts, two amateur cavers from Tucson. A small cleft in...

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