Michael Lanza

Michael Lanza is the northwest editor of Backpacker magazine and the author of Before They're Gone: A Family's Year-Long Quest to Explore America's Most Endangered National Parks. He blogs at TheBigOutside.com.

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The Death of Film

You'll never hear the whirring sound of a projector again.

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How to Hunt With Poison Darts

A Borneo hunter explains one of his tribe's oldest customs: the art of the blowpipe

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A Delightful, Pixar-Inspired Cartoon

An action figure and his reluctant sidekick trek across a kitchen in search of treasure.

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I Am an Undocumented Immigrant

"I look like a typical young American."

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Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

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