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My 51 Years (and Counting) at Fortune

A reporter’s memories of a half-century spent covering business.

Carol J. Loomis | Fortune | Sep 2005
A Lazarus Beside Me

An accidental evening with Yeats, in the spring of 1937.

The Misadventures of Issa Rae

She was an overnight YouTube success. Then she tried to make a TV show.

How the Sausage Is Made

The search for the perfect hot dog – by way of haute cuisine.

Tamar Adler | Vogue | Aug 2015
Young Blood

Exploring the possibility that injecting the old with the blood of the young can reverse the aging process.

Ian Sample | The Guardian | Aug 2015
The Divine Inspiration of Jim Jones

The black messianic leader, known as Father Divine, that Jim Jones admired.

Adam Morris | The Believer | Aug 2015
The Tricky Ethics of the Lucrative Disaster Rescue Business

Who gets out alive when disaster strikes? The people who can afford it.

Abe Streep | Wired | Aug 2015
In Which We're Up All Night

An essay on insomnia.

GCHQ and Me

The costs of a life spent reporting on spies.

Learning to Speak Lingerie

A Chinese underwear merchant rises in Egypt.

Peter Hessler | New Yorker | Aug 2015
Hunting Rebecca Francis

The woman trophy hunter, notorious for her controversial “hero shot” beside a dead giraffe, profiled.

Kerry Howley | New York | Aug 2015
Ribbers Got Beef

In Ontario, Canada, ribfests were largely non-profit affairs. Then one man decided to make a profit off their popularity.

Have You Heard the One About President Joe Biden?

A graveyard, a stutter and Ray-Bans: The Vice President, profiled.

Jeanne Marie Laskas | GQ | Jul 2013
The New Abolitionists

The anti-human trafficking stings conducted by Operation Underground Railroad are flashy, exciting, camera-ready. Whether or not they truly help victims is another question.

How A Small-Time Drug Dealer Rescued Dozens During Katrina

When all else failed, he commandeered a bus, and saved his neighbors. Now he’s in prison.

Joel D. Anderson | Buzzfeed | Jul 2015

The politics of Planned Parenthood.

Jill Lepore | New Yorker | Nov 2011
The Arc of the Sun

A trip to the South African Million Dollar Pigeon Race.

Best of Enemies

The mutual hatred of Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley, Jr., punctuated by great insults like “crypto-Nazi.”

Jim Holt | New York | Jul 2015
Logan Paul Has Conquered the Internet, But He Can’t Figure Out How to Conquer the World

He’s got millions of followers on Vine. He’s got sponsors paying him tens of thousands to promote their products. He’s got a vanity license plate that says “AYYYYYYY.” It’s not enough.

Yemen's Hidden War

A remote nation and a burgeoning humanitarian catastrophe.