Tony Wheat Has Been Sorry for So Long

In 1965, Wheat was sentenced to death for armed robbery and murder. When his sentence was commuted, he decided


Three Days in Beijing With the Global Dissident Elite

A visit with Ai Weiwei, Laura Poitras, and Jacob Appelbaum, three people who live in justifiable paranoia of government surveillance.


The Virtual Candidate

On Elizabeth Warren’s shadow candidacy.


How Exactly Do You Teach Femininity?

As a teenage sales clerk, Monica Prata noticed that men were coming into stores with an interest in women’s clothing and makeup. So she decided to become a “feminine image consultant.”

Sunday, April 26


Chloë's Scene

A profile of Chloë Sevigny, 19-year-old It Girl.


The Making of Ed Miliband

A profile of the favorite to become the next UK prime minister.


The Deadpan Genius of Buster Keaton

The melancholy comedy of the silent screen star.

Excerpted from The Life of Images: Selected Prose.

Saturday, April 25


The Exile of the Bohemians

The artists are leaving San Francisco.


Don’t Call Them Bums

A history of hoboes in America.


The Art of Butchery

We are disgusted by butchery, even as we eat more meat than ever.


The People’s Republic of Cruiseland

The author boards the Costa Atlantica for several days of line dancing, burlesque and buffets as part of the cruise industry’s new foray into China.

Previously: The Longform Guide to Cruises