A Chicago housing project resident reports intruders breaking into her apartment through a medicine cabinet. Days later, she’s found dead.
Steve Bogira | Chicago Reader | Sep 1987
A profile of Alan Adler, the guy behind the Aerobie and the beloved AeroPress.
Zachary Crockett | Pricenomics | Mar 2014
The Sandy Hook killer’s father tells his story.
Andrew Solomon | New Yorker | Mar 2014
Inside BuzzFeed’s adorable animal machine.
Zach Baron | GQ | Mar 2014
A tale of wealth and rebellion in East Hampton.
Gail Sheehy | New York | Jan 1972
For decades, dozens of men with intellectual disabilities lived in an old schoolhouse and did gruesome work in a turkey plant for subminimum wage. No one noticed.
Dan Barry | New York Times | Mar 2014
On the rise of Indian Posse, the largest of Canada’s native gangs, and the fall of its leader.
Joe Friesen | The Globe and Mail | Jun 2011
A young man’s connection with a circle-drawing, perceptive young woman.
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Leon Hedstrom | WhiskeyPaper | Mar 2014
How Owen came to communicate again.
Ron Suskind | New York Times Magazine | Mar 2014
Two reports, twelve years apart, on the 1996 killing of a high school cheerleader in a small Oklahoma town and its aftermath.
Pamela Colloff | Texas Monthly | Jul 2002
An ode to an enduring cult classic and its author, Katherine Dunn.
Caitlin Roper | Wired | Mar 2014
Hunting Marlon Brando.
Mike Sager | Washington Post | Jul 1987
How a top law firm destroyed itself.
James B. Stewart | New Yorker | Oct 2013
There are 45,000 service members missing in action from WWII and other wars who experts say are recoverable. Last year, the U.S. brought home 60 of them.
Megan McCloskey | ProPublica | Mar 2014
Former North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith’s battle with dementia.
Tommy Tomlinson | ESPN | Mar 2014
Is the anonymous, reclusive inventor of Bitcoin this 64-year-old man in Los Angeles?
Leah McGrath Goodman | Newsweek | Mar 2014
An investigation into the practice of putting teenagers in solitary confinement.
Trey Bundy | Center for Investigative Reporting | Mar 2014
How a man of little education and little means invented a simple machine that changed the lives of women in rural India.
Vibeke Venema | BBC | Mar 2014
Jane Neubauer was just out of basic training when a secretive military unit recruited her for an undercover mission. She and the Air Force disagree about what happened next.
Jacob Siegel | The Daily Beast | Mar 2014
How Hollywood falls for actresses who “act like a dude but look like a supermodel” – and then changes its mind.
Anne Helen Petersen | Buzzfeed | Feb 2014
Memories of the old neighborhood, before everything changed.
Arthur Miller | Holiday | Mar 1955
“His life with the virus would be his witness, his public testimony. Performance as life, and life as performance.”
Charles P. Pierce | GQ | Feb 1993
What we can learn from a secret comic strip.
Paul Slade | PlanetSlade | Feb 2014
What really happened in the West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion?
Rachel Monroe | Mar 2014
The roast where Chevy Chase learned that everyone hates him.
Daniel Fierman | Entertainment Weekly | Aug 2004
An interview with Philip Roth on his career, his critics, and his retirement, which he began by re-reading his 31 books to “see whether I’d wasted my time.”
Daniel Sandström | Svenska Dagbladet | Mar 2014
A profile of former club kid Michael Alig, who is approaching release after serving 17 years in jail for murder.
Caitlin Dickson | The Daily Beast | Feb 2014
W.H. Auden’s quiet, personal pursuit of kindness and honor.
Edward Mendelson | New York Review of Books | Mar 2014
A profile of the vice president.
Glenn Thrush | Politico | Feb 2014
As early as 1948, the Oscars sucked.
Raymond Chandler | The Atlantic | Mar 1948
Diary entries concerning innocent Americans abroad.
Rachel Cantor | Five Chapters | Jan 2014
“Indeed the essence of Camp is its love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration. And Camp is esoteric—something of a private code, a badge of identity even, among small urban cliques.”
Susan Sontag | Partisan Review | Dec 1964
The undoing of Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, who resigned in January amidst multiple swirling scandals.
Celeste Fremon | Los Angeles | Mar 2014
The author gets a crash course in health care pricing after having his urethra fixed.
John Fischer | The Morning News | Feb 2014
In Hollywood’s new blockbuster economy, the actors who portray superheroes are as interchangeable as the costumes they wear.
Alex French | New York Times Magazine | Feb 2014
An essay on BR Ambedkar, Mahatma Gandhi and the battle against caste in India.
Arundhati Roy | The Caravan | Feb 2014
Andrew Ross Sorkin’s intimate coverage of Wall Street.
Alex Pareene | The Baffler | Feb 2014
When its informant’s cover was blown, German intelligence destroyed his files. Did his handlers fail to pick up a violent cell that would eventually murder nine immigrants and a cop in order to preserve their asset?
Hubert Gude | Der Spiegel | Feb 2014
The race to save HealthCare.gov.
Steven Brill | Time | Mar 2014
An undercover cop targets an autistic teen as a drug dealer.
Sabrina Rubin Erdely | Rolling Stone | Feb 2014
How good is Julian Newman, really?
Michael Kruse | Tampa Bay Times | Feb 2014
A 16-year-old journalist goes on tour with a band on top. The article that inspired Almost Famous.
Cameron Crowe | Rolling Stone | Dec 1973
A triple homicide, the alleged involvement of a Boston Marathon bombing suspect, and those caught up in the FBI’s ongoing investigation.
Susan Zalkind | Boston Magazine | Feb 2014
How four prisoners in solitary confinement launched the largest hunger strike in American history.
Benjamin Wallace-Wells | New York | Feb 2014
A profile of Eve Babitz – muse, writer, LA party girl.
Lili Anolik | Vanity Fair | Mar 2014
On the dueling propagandists of Kiev and Moscow.
Timothy Snyder | New York Review of Books | Feb 2014
The strange life of a 15-year-old model.
Jennifer Egan | New York Times Magazine | Feb 1996
“Too much is being asked of the Delta.”
Alexis Madrigal | The Atlantic | Feb 2014
Trying to understand the appeal of Eve Online.
Tracey Lien | Polygon | Feb 2014
An essay on how to turn a sizable book advance into a sizable debt.
Emily Gould | Medium | Feb 2014