This issue of Kinfolk examines exercise and the body, exploring the values that underpin an active life: camaraderie and self-discipline, pleasure-seeking thrills, endurance, balance and leisure. Inside, we explore the sporting life among the rolling hills of rural England with an equestrian-themed feature profile in the Cotswolds and a longform essay by David Sedaris. We also mine a history of bad dieting advice, play gymnastics with men’s fashion and have some fun in Hollywood with a glamorous water ballet troupe. Elsewhere, our roster of regular features includes a day in the life of Spanish designer Paloma Lanna, a feature interview with musician Kilo Kish, and reportage on the work of photographer Gordon Parks and the hidden culinary talents of journalist Lee Miller. Plus, interviews with Omar Souleyman, Siri Hustvedt and Daniela Soto-Innes.