Erik Weihenmayer has climbed Mount Everest, raced across the Moroccan desert, and is about to kayak the Grand Canyon’s deadliest rapids—all without being able to see.
The people who go missing while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, and the people who attempt to identify their remains.
On the “black widow” of Keller, Texas.
Saturday, July 26
Exploring the depths of the abalone black market.
Previously: The Longform Guide to Sea Creatures.
Friday, July 25
How a lawyer from the Valley created a gossip empire.
How the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 rippled around the world, from the the battlefield of Ukraine to Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam to the White House.
The CEO is 32. The CFO is 28. Their startup is the second-largest burger chain in the country.
Thursday, July 24
A tenth of Kannapolis, North Carolina, residents were laid off after the local textile mill closed. A billionaire bought the mill and turned it into a mecca for biotechnology and life sciences research. Now many residents are human research subjects.