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The Man Who Saw America

A profile of photographer Robert Frank in his 90th year.

The Chef Who Saved My Life

The author was living in a friend’s basement after a bad breakup, unable to eat. Then he had lunch with Jacques Pépin.

Brett Martin | GQ | Jul 2015
What's Changed, and What Hasn't, in the Town That Inspired To Kill a Mockingbird
“It’s an old book!” Harper Lee told a mutual friend of ours who’d seen her while I was in Monroeville. “But if someone wants to read it, fine!”
Paul Theroux | Smithsonian | Jun 2015
Raising the Dead

When deep sea diver Dave Shaw reached the bottom of Bushman’s Hole, he discovered the body of Deon Dreyer. Though Dreyer had been gone for 10 years, Shaw was determined to bring him back.

Tim Zimmermann | Outside | Aug 2005
A Long Walk's End

A fugitive spends six years on the Appalachian trail.

William Browning | SBNation | Jun 2015
Farewell to America

A black British father on his 12 years in the U.S.

Gary Younge | The Guardian | Jun 2015
Hollywood Heiress's Marriage Turns to Dark Tale of Theft, Murder Plots

She was the daughter of movie mogul Harry Warner. He was 15 years younger and embezzled her money, landing himself in jail. In prison, he offered a young inmate named Richard Matt $100,000 to kill her.

Greg Krikorian | L.A. Times | Jan 1992
Fiction Pick of the Week: "Making Love"

A convergence of sex, fears, and family drama.

The Lonely End

Looking after the kodokushi – the elderly who die alone – of Japan.

Calling Art

On the wandering career and sweet baritone voice of Art Laboe, the DJ behind the phrase “oldies by goodies.”

Ryan Bradley | VQR | Jun 2015
Nowhere to Turn

A Nepali immigrant tries to survive, and support a family back home, on a cab driver’s wages in Qatar.


“Irrational behavior has always been man’s reaction to the presence of sharks.”

The article that inspired Jaws.

Peter Benchley | Holiday | Nov 1967

Eighty percent of North American teenagers are in the care of an orthodontist. On our obsession with perfect teeth.

Dan P. Lee | New York | Jun 2015
This is Rikers

Voices from the inside of New York City’s infamous jail.

Jun 2015
Playboy Interview: George Carlin

“It’s the American view that everything has to keep climbing: productivity, profits, even comedy. No time for reflection. No time to contract before another expansion. No time to grow up. No time to fuck up. No time to learn from your mistakes. But that notion goes against nature, which is cyclical.”

George Carlin | Playboy | Jan 1980
Everything Is Yours, Everything Is Not Yours

A Rwandan refugee grows up in America.

Elizabeth Weil | Matter | Jun 2015
‘They’re Trying to Be King of the Mormons’

Mitt Romney and Jon Hunstman were friends. Until they weren’t.

Revenge Killing

The death of an infant lands his father on death row in Louisiana.

Rachel Aviv | New Yorker | Jun 2015
"I Thought You Would Help Me"

On immigration detainees in the United Kingdom, and the suffering that lands them in detention.

Ali Smith | The Guardian | Jun 2015
The Surprisingly Imperfect Science of DNA Testing

Juries trust DNA. But should they?

Katie Worth | Frontline | Jun 2015