Inhaling the Spore

A trip to the Museum of Jurassic Technology in Los Angeles.


Craig Sager: Always on the Bright Side

The NBA sideline reporter works the playoffs as he battles cancer.

Friday, April 29


Fear This Man

David Vincenzetti says his company, which sells spyware to world’s law enforcement and intelligence agencies, is helping to thwart terrorism. Others say it’s a danger to citizens, dissidents, and journalists alike.

David Kushner on the Longform Podcast

Longform Podcast Bonus: Evan Ratliff

Evan Ratliff, a co-host of the Longform Podcast, discusses "The Mastermind,” his new 7-part serialized story in The Atavist Magazine.

“On several occasions [sources] didn’t want to go into the details of how they were identified. They were just like, ‘My safety is in your hands. Just be careful.’ And I didn’t really know what to do with that. I was sort of trying to balance what to include and what not to include and trying to make these decisions. Will Paul Le Roux know it’s this person? It’s impossible to know. I tried to err on the side of caution, but there’s no ethics hotline you can call and be like, ‘What do I do in this situation?’”

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La Matadora Revisa Su Maquillaje (The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup)

A profile of a 25-year-old Spanish sensation.


A Positive Life

Twenty-four years ago, a Missouri father plunged a needle filled with HIV-positive blood into his son’s vein. No one at the time could’ve imagined anything worse. But even more astonishing is the life the son turned out to live.

Thursday, April 28



The horror of being mentally ill in Florida’s prisons.


Fiction Pick of the Week: "Returning"

A woman's dead father appears at a farmer's market.


The Faithful

What happened when two guys set out to convert their Colombian megachurch to Orthodox Judaism.

Jenny Diski, 1947-2016

Novelist and essayist Jenny Diski died this morning. She had been writing a diary for the London Review of Books about her inoperable cancer. Her memoir, In Gratitude, was released last week. Browse our archive of her work, her complete LRB archive, and last year's profile of Diski in the New York Times Magazine.