Monaco Murders Reveal Six Hidden Real Estate Billionaires

Monaco’s richest woman was shot in ambush outside a hospital. Her heirs stand to inherit over a billion dollars each.


There Is No Shame Worse Than Poor Teeth in a Rich World

Life in America without dental care.


Thursday, October 23

John Jeremiah Sullivan on Longform

Life after The Real World, weed at Disney, the comeback of Axl Rose and more — browse our complete archive of articles by John Jeremiah Sullivan.


The Ill-Defined Plot

On the origin of the essay.

Excerpted from Best American Essays 2014.


The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed

The grim world of outsourced content moderation.


What Kind of Creep Sells a Celebrity's Naked Photos on the Internet?

The on and offline search for the prime suspect in last month’s celebrity nude photo hacking scandal.

Wednesday, October 22


Buying High: How to Get Rich on Pot Stocks

Adventures with the Wolf of Weed Street.

Longform Podcast #114: Jessica Pressler

Jessica Pressler writes for New York, Elle and GQ.

"I really like hustlers, stories about someone who comes out of nowhere and tries to do it for themselves. Those people are just easy to like. Even when they're sort of terrible, they're easy to like."

Thanks to TinyLetter and Warby Parker for sponsoring this week's episode.

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The Same River Twice

The story of rivers and relationships.