Polyester parties, breaking news, and fresh voices: Looking back at 37 years of SNEWS

Editors past and present take a look back at the biggest stories, seismic changes, and expanding influence of the publication’s first 37 years.







Goliath’s reckoning: Has REI grown too large?

REI’s ever-expanding ambitions have earned it plenty of fans—and critics—as it’s grown to dominate the outdoor industry. But many feel the retail giant has been made vulnerable by its own hubris. And now that the pandemic has rocked its fortunes, we’re faced with an uncomfortable question: What if the $3 billion co-op isn’t too big to fail?