MIRROR, MIRROR ON the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? For this month’s fall fashion shoot we took that thought o Baker Beach. Our team
lugged all the gear, clothes and two heavy mirrors to two locations on the sand; behind the
camera lens, husband-and-wife team Milan
and Shannon captured the unique results.
We open that section with a spotlight on
Baker Beach itself, from the area’s first settler,
John Henry Baker, to the beach’s geography
and military past.
In another feature, former Sports Illustrated
writer Austin Murphy reveals how Marin
school football and other sports teams are han-
dling the much-publicized risk of concussions.
The Marin Catholic Wildcats are leading the
charge with state-of-the-art helmets and com-
prehensive diagnostics before players even
hit the field.
Up front, we highlight what’s happening at
this year’s Sound Summit on Mount Tam and
speak with renowned dancer Anna Halprin and
poet laureate Rebecca Foust. And in an essay,
teacher Emilie Rohrbach shares firsthand
experience on how creative arts can help instill
empathy and a sense of connection in kids.
Hawaii’s generations-old ranching families
tell their history in Destinations; many now
offer adventure tours and day trips to give
visitors a taste of the lifestyle and legacy of
tending the land. In a very different part of
the world, writer Melanie Haiken roams the
Balkans to explore castles, islands, medieval
cities and delicious food.
It’s a big issue full of fascinating reads. We
hope you enjoy it and meanwhile find some
fall clothing inspiration in the bargain — after
all, cooler weather is just ahead.
Daniel Jewett, Managing Editor
For this month’s story
on school sports, we
gave illustrator Glenn
Harvey an early reading copy so he could
think about ideas. Every
sketch he sent us was
good enough to run
both in concept and
execution — in fact,
the hardest part was
choosing just one.
Our team lugged all the gear,
clothes and two heavy mirrors to
two locations on the sand.