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Boy, Interrupted

A drug derived from cannabis was the only thing that could control a young boy’s seizures.

Fred Vogelstein | Wired | Jul 2015
What Is Poetry? And Does It Pay?

A trip to the Famous Poets Society convention/contest in Reno.

Letter to My Son

“Here is what I would like for you to know: In America, it is traditional to destroy the black body—it is heritage.”

Sexts, Hugs, and Rock 'N' Roll

Hanging out with a new celebrity class: the teen kings and queens of social media.

Ellen Cushing | Buzzfeed | Jul 2015
The Innocent Man

The decades-long saga of Michael Morton, who was wrongfully convicted of killing his wife.

"The Conclusion of the Age of the Prophets"

Remembering the iconoclastic jazz musician Ornette Coleman.

Sky High

On fireworks, and the “pyros” who practice the art.

The Chameleon

Frédéric Bourdin was an imposter. His “trail of cons,” for which he used five languages and dozens of identities, extended for years across Europe and America.

David Grann | New Yorker | Aug 2008
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