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How the Potato Changed the World

A short but comprehensive history of solanum tuberosa.

The Mysterious Columba Bush

When Jeb Bush married his wife, it was the bravest thing he’d ever done. Her role in his life is still a mystery.

Hanna Rosin | The Atlantic | Jul 2015
The Battle for the BBC

The broadcasting behemoth is up for a charter renewal in the United Kingdom, and it’s exposing every crack in the organization.

The Hard Truths of Ta-Nehisi Coates

On the modern era’s answer to James Baldwin.

Why Can’t We Stop Cholera in Haiti?

For a time, NGOs thought they’d eradicated the disease. But now it’s back.

Rose George | Mosaic | Jul 2015
Eric Holder, Wall Street Double Agent, Comes in From the Cold

The murky legacy of the former Attorney General.

Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone | Jul 2015
The Really Big One

A giant earthquake is coming to the Northwest. Unfortunately, no one knows when.

Kathryn Schulz | New Yorker | Jul 2015
This Doctor Knows Exactly How You Feel

On mirror-touch synethesia, the power (or curse) of knowing exactly how others feel.

The Rise and Fall of a Super Freak

The story of Rick James.

"That's What Happened Between Me and Clark"

Loretta Young, Clark Gable and the truth behind one of old Hollywood’s greatest scandals.

An Opportunity Gamed Away

A casino failed to save Tunica, Mississippi.

The Hunt for El Chapo

How the world’s most notorious drug lord was captured.

Previously: Patrick Radden Keefe on the Longform Podcast.

Never Mainline

On Keith Richards’ autobiography.

There’s some very sensible advice on how to take drugs, too.
The Invisible Man

To date, more than 500 people have been killed by police in America. This is the story of one, Charly Keunang.

Jeff Sharlet | GQ | Jul 2015
The Forgotten Village

Revisiting California’s grape vines more than 70 years after the publication of The Grapes of Wrath.

Serena Williams: The Great One

The best women’s tennis player of all-time opens up.

Federer as Religious Experience

On the joys of watching the winningest tennis player of all time play live at Wimbledon.

David Foster Wallace | Play | Aug 2006
Eff Scott

On what’s in a name.

What Happened in Room 102

The case of Richard Glossip, whose failed Supreme Court challenge of execution methods now leaves him waiting for death. But he still insists he’s innocent.

Weekend with Bernie

He may not be the surest bet for the Presidency, but Bernie Sanders might be the most interesting candidate in the race.