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How Janelle Monáe Found Her Voice

A profile of the pop star.

The King of Oontz Oontz Oontz

A week with DJ Avicii.

Jessica Pressler | GQ | Apr 2013
‘My Dearest Fidel’: An ABC Journalist’s Secret Liaison With Fidel Castro

The untold story of how Lisa Howard’s intimate diplomacy with Cuba’s revolutionary leader changed the course of the Cold War.

Mt. Gox and the Surprising Redemption of Bitcoin’s Biggest Villain

Mark Karpelès ran the largest Bitcoin exchange in the world until a heist made it insolvent, ultimately landing him in solitary confinement in Japanese prison.

Jen Wieczner | Fortune | Apr 2018
Improbable Cause

One mysterious death, then another, and another — all in the same house. The first two written off as a tragic coincidence, until the third shattered doubts.

Dry, the Beloved Country

A dispatch from Cape Town, where surprising things can happen when it feels like the world is about to end.

Fiction Pick of the Week: "Dropping Dimes"

A basketball player cares for his addicted sister.

Chloe N. Clark | BULL | Apr 2018
Palantir Knows Everything About You

“All human relations are a matter of record, ready to be revealed by a clever algorithm. Everyone is a spidergram now.”

The Chameleon

Frédéric Bourdin was an imposter. His “trail of cons,” for which he used five languages and dozens of identities, extended for years across Europe and America.

David Grann | New Yorker | Aug 2008
Who Killed Tolstoy?

A trip to the International Tolstoy Conference to investigate an unsolved murder.

Elif Batuman | Granta | Apr 2018
Style Is an Algorithm

On the future of personal taste.

Kyle Chayka | Racked | Apr 2018
The Delay

After an 11-year-old Navajo girl was kidnapped, her family and friends sprang into action to find her. Why did it take so long for law enforcement to join them?

Rachel Monroe | Esquire | Apr 2018
Billion-Dollar Blessings

How Jerry Falwell Jr. transformed Liberty University, one of the religious right’s most powerful institutions, into a wildly lucrative online empire.

Alec MacGillis | ProPublica | Apr 2018
Barbara's Backlash

A profile of then-First Lady Barbara Bush, published just before the 1992 presidential election. The lede: “Even Barbara Bush’s stepmother is afraid of her.”

The Secret Story of Corruption Behind Meek Mill’s Incarceration

A look at the rapper’s decade-plus ordeal.

‘They Eat Money’

How Mandela’s political heirs grow rich off corruption.

The Murder that Shook Iceland

How the killing of a 20-year-old woman upended a nation’s sense of itself.

Xan Rice | The Guardian | Apr 2018
The Young and the Reckless

A gang of teen hackers snatched the keys to Microsoft’s videogame empire. Then they went too far.

Brendan I. Koerner | Wired | Apr 2018
A Most American Terrorist: The Making of Dylann Roof

“I decided that if he would not tell us his story, then I would.”

Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah | GQ | Aug 2017
The Maraschino Mogul’s Secret Life

First the red bees arrived. Then a Red Hook cherry factory’s true purpose came to light.

Ian Frazier | New Yorker | Apr 2018