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"I Refuse to Cater to the Bullshit of Innocence"

An interview with Maurice Sendak.

Emma Brockes | The Believer | Nov 2012
How Elizabeth Holmes’s House of Cards Came Tumbling Down

The story of Theranos.

Nick Bilton | Vanity Fair | Sep 2016
Amid a Sea of Voices, Vox’s Carlos Maza Breaks Through

Explaining the explainer.

New York City Hoops Are No Stranger to Basketball Scandals

The latest federal NCAA probe is no different.

Does Recovery Kill Great Writing?

The author faces this question as she emerges from alcoholism.


It’s a made-up label.

Rex Tillerson at the Breaking Point

How long will the Secretary of State have his job?

Dexter Filkins | New Yorker | Oct 2017
Suicides, Drug Addiction and High School Football

“We need your help,” she said.

Reddit and the Struggle to Detoxify the Internet

The future of online speech.

Andrew Marantz | New Yorker | Mar 2018
Feet in Smoke

An essay about the weeks after the author’s brother nearly died.

Ball Breakers

“The reason women-only billiards tournaments exist is not because the players can’t beat men. It’s because they can.”

Megan Greenwell | Topic | Mar 2018
The Odds of That

On the nature of coincidence.

Let's Go to Jerusalem for Soup Again

An essay on how we misremember our youth.

Keith Negley | Saveur | Jul 2017
The Running Novelist

On learning to jog.

Bitcoin Is Ridiculous. Blockchain Is Dangerous

The true believers won’t stop until they’ve remade the world.

Paul Ford | Businessweek | Mar 2018
The Story of the Internet, As Told By Know Your Meme

After 10 years of documenting memes, nobody has seen this much shit.

Kaitlyn Tiffany | The Verge | Mar 2018
Mother Justice

When her son was sentenced to 25 years for Brooklyn’s 2003 “grid kid” slaying, Doreen Quinn Giuliano was sure he’d been wrongfully convicted. To prove it, she went undercover, testing her sanity, her marriage, and the justice system.

The Killers of Kiev

If you are an enemy of Putin, there’s one city where intrigue and assassins are bound to follow you.

Joshua Hammer | GQ | Mar 2018
Gray Hat

Marcus Hutchins stopped one of the most dangerous cyberattacks ever. Then the FBI arrested him.

Reeves Wiedeman | New York | Mar 2018
Fiction Pick of the Week: "Railroad Blues"

Small town loneliness, memories, and mistakes.