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Rock Magic

A conversation between Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and William Burroughs.

The City That Had Too Much Money
Known abroad primarily for its stunning Pacific Coast setting and athletic lifestyle, the city [Vancouver] has since become one of the world’s largest sluices for questionable funds moving from Asia into Western economies.
Stop, Thief

Did Uber steal Google’s intellectual property?

The Comedians, The Mob and the American Supperclub
It didn’t matter if these clubs were in Cleveland, Portland, Corpus Christi or Baton Rouge—if it was a nightclub, the owners were the Mob. For a good forty years the Mob controlled American show business.
Kliph Nesteroff | WFMU | Feb 2012
Enes Kanter Contains Multitudes

The 26-year-old is many things: New York Knicks center, devout Muslim, star of #NBATwitter, and enemy of the Turkish state.

The Sunburnt Country

Whiteness as disease in a skin-cancer ridden Australia.

Interviewing Lou Reed: Not a perfect day

An interview gone awry.

How Henrietta Schmerler Was Lost, Then Found

Almost 90 years ago, a young anthropologist was murdered in the field. The case still speaks volumes about sexual assault and how we explain it away.

Melissa McCarthy Wants to Cheer You Up

She’s trying to keep comedy alive at a moment when Hollywood—and its audience—can’t seem to crack a smile.

Fiction Pick of the Week: "The International Congress for Kids Whose Dads Are Commie Draft Dodgers"

Children engage in their own democratic process.

Inside the Mind of a Voyeur

Pete Forde was a good landlord and a great friend, or so his tenants thought. Then they discovered he was filming them in their most private moments.

Living in the Present with John Prine

A profile.

How the West Was Digitized

The making of Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2.

Harold Goldberg | Vulture | Oct 2018
Rainbow Farm: The Domestic Siege That Time Forgot

A week before 9/11, a five-day standoff at a 34-acre campground in rural Michigan that been the site of marijuana festivals ended with the killing of the couple that owned it, Tom Crosslin, 46, and Rolland “Rollie” Rohm, 28.

Jeff Winkler | The Outline | Oct 2018
The FBI of the National Park Service

When a day hike in Rocky Mountain National Park ended in a grisly death, Investigative Services Branch veteran Beth Shott hit the trail, where she began unraveling a harrowing case.

Rachel Monroe | Outside | Oct 2018
Instagram Has a Massive Harassment Problem

Rethinking “the internet’s kindest place.”

Gabrielle Hamilton and Ashley Merriman Dreamed of Writing the Second Chapter in the #MeToo Story

Instead, they got scorched.

Maggie Bullock | The Cut | Oct 2018
The Prophets of Cryptocurrency Survey the Boom and Bust

Inside the ongoing argument over whether Bitcoin, Ethereum, and the blockchain are transforming the world.

'Some of Us Have Got to Die'

What the 1949 film Twelve O’Clock High still tells us about air combat and the burden of command.

Forging the Oregon Trail

Forty years ago, a trio of student teachers created the most popular educational game of all-time.