“It’s the American view that everything has to keep climbing: productivity, profits, even comedy. No time for reflection. No time to contract before another expansion. No time to grow up. No time to fuck up. No time to learn from your mistakes. But that notion goes against nature, which is cyclical.”
Monday, June 29
Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman were friends. Until they weren’t.Excerpted from Mormon Rivals: The Romneys, the Huntsmans and the Pursuit of Power.
The death of an infant lands his father on death row in Louisiana.
On immigration detainees in the United Kingdom, and the suffering that lands them in detention.
Juries trust DNA. But should they?
Sunday, June 28
A life with bipolar disorder.
The life of Reverend Clementa Pinckney, killed in Charleston.
If jobs as we’ve known them for a century are going away, what will replace them?
Saturday, June 27
An isolated 23-year-old Sunday school teacher living with her grandparents makes a new group of friends online who mail her chocolates and cash.
On Taylor Swift’s passive-aggressive lyrics, the life of the writer, and the pain of middle school.Excerpted from Here She Comes Now: Women in Music Who Have Changed Our Lives.
In 1952, Abe Feller, the U.N.’s first General Counsel, jumped to his death. More than 50 years later, his great nephew tries to figure out why.