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Larry Ellison Bought an Island in Hawaii. Now What?

How the tech billionaire came to own 87,000 acres, three hotels, a wastewater treatment plant, a cemetery and 380 cats.


When No Gender Fits: A Quest to Be Seen as Just a Person

“Kelsey’s gender identity is ‘non-binary.’ Or, ‘agender.’ It’s what Kelsey feels comfortable with, even though the world keeps insisting, in a million little ways, that Kelsey has to choose.”

Monday, September 22


Zero Percent Water

Scenes from the California drought.


Justin Timberlake Has a Cold

The end of the rock star era.


Meet the College Women Who Are Starting a Revolution Against Campus Sexual Assault

The survivors who “have built the most effective, organized anti-rape movement since the late ’70s.”


I Had a Stroke at 33

“When I woke up hours later, I really believed I had been in those mountains hiking — that it was not a dream. And I really had lost my voice. I had lost my words. I was unable to say, ‘I am trapped in my brain’ or, ‘My memories are mixing with imagination.’”

Sunday, September 21


Wonder Boys?

Understanding genius.


Fiction Pick of the Week: "Wolf in White Van"

An excerpt from Darnielle’s debut novel, in which a disfigured man talks to maladjusted teens.

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Together We Make Football

On domestic violence and the NFL.


Rambo's End

The fallout from a 1987 Wisconsin manhunt.