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Looking for Hemingway

On George Plimpton and the founders of The Paris Review.

Gay Talese | Esquire | Jul 1963
My Right to Die

A personal and legal history of assisted suicide.

Kevin Drum | Mother Jones | Jan 2016
My Wife and I Are (Both) Pregnant

Emily and Kate wanted to have a baby together. They were more successful than they ever imagined.

Beat Godfather Meets Glitter Mainman

David Bowie interviewed by William S. Burroughs.

The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare

Rob Billot spent eight years defending corporate clients in environmental cases. Then Wilbur Tennant called.

Why We Keep Playing the Lottery

“It’s just beyond our experience—we have nothing in our evolutionary history that prepares us or primes us, no intellectual architecture, to try and grasp the remoteness of those odds.”

Adam Piore | Nautilus | Aug 2013
El Chapo Speaks

A secret meeting, and short Q&A, with the drug lord while he was still on the lam.

Sean Penn | Rolling Stone | Jan 2016
Betting on the Blind Side

Sitting alone in his San Jose office, Michael Burry saw the bubble in the subprime-mortgage market before anyone else. So he convinced Wall Street to let him bet on it, even though few were betting on him. The article that became The Big Short.

Michael Lewis | Vanity Fair | Apr 2010
The Funny Thing About Abusive Relationships
“Offhand, there are maybe three times in my life I can clearly recall laughing at something really terrible. One: when my mother told me my grandfather had a heart attack. Two: when a friend and I were driving to Cape Cod and a huge bird careened into the windshield, instantly bonking itself dead. Three: when my friends tried to keep me from going home from a party because they thought my boyfriend might kill me.”
My Accidental Career as a Russian Screenwriter
“In this scene, set at a government dacha, they are joined by their American counterparts at the State Department for a daylong picnic that grows increasingly informal, involving drinks, flirtation, a guitar jam and (spoiler) contact between two spies. At times in my new job, I feel like a spy myself, and one with a shaky cover. I don’t have a good answer for how I got here.”
A Bug in the System

Why last night’s chicken made you sick.

Wil S. Hylton | New Yorker | Feb 2015
The Long Fall of Phoebe Jonchuck

Last February, John Jonchuck Jr. dropped his 5-year-old daughter off a bridge to her death. This is the story of what happened, and what didn’t, in the years before the murder made headlines.


The Castro, 1990, and a first night in drag.

Alexander Chee | Guernica | Mar 2015
Fiction Pick of the Week: "Classic Bernd"

College friends come together during a power failure and the onset of an ill-fated relationship.

Kate Garklavs | Juked | Dec 2015
No Accident

After Brooke Melton died in a car crash, her parents approached attorney Lance Cooper to investigate. What he found in her 2005 Chevy Cobalt would lead to GM’s 30 million-vehicle recall.

Max Blau | Atlanta Magazine | Jan 2016
Who Controls Your Facebook Feed

The humans behind the algorithm.

Will Oremus | Slate | Jan 2015
To Catch a Rapist

Inside New Haven’s Special Victims Unit.

Who’s Been Killing the Feral Peacocks of Palos Verdes?

A case of peafowl dividing a neighborhood.

Mike Kessler | Los Angeles | Jan 2016
The Celebrity Surgeon Who Used Love, Money, and the Pope to Scam an NBC News Producer

Celebrated doctor Paolo Macchiarini was not all that he seemed.

Adam Ciralsky | Vanity Fair | Jan 2016
In the Jungle

How legends of the American music industry made millions off the work of Solomon Linda, a Zulu tribesman who wrote “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” and died a pauper.

Rian Malan | Rolling Stone | May 2000