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The Virtual Candidate

On Elizabeth Warren’s shadow candidacy.

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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

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Chloë's Scene

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

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The Making of Ed Miliband

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

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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

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The Exile of the Bohemians

The artists are leaving San Francisco.

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Don’t Call Them Bums

A history of hoboes in America.

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The Art of Butchery

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

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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

Friday, April 24

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The Best Years of Our Lives

Memories of “Hollywood’s most grinding bore,” Ronald Reagan.

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Dab Artists

Inside the world of “Wooks,” the loner-craftsmen behind the coming marijuana-concentrate boom.