The artists are leaving San Francisco.
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
Memories of “Hollywood’s most grinding bore,” Ronald Reagan.
Inside the world of “Wooks,” the loner-craftsmen behind the coming marijuana-concentrate boom.
In Arkansas, a small cottage industry of lawyers arranges adoptions of the babies of Marshall Islands immigrants. But are parents only giving up their children based on a cultural misunderstanding?
Thursday, April 23
A doctor loses the woman of his dreams and hires a broke friend to help get her back. The plan is to prank her new boyfriend. Today, they’re in jail for murder.Previously: The Longform Guide to Skip Hollandsworth
Most people think they’d be thrilled to have their memoir snapped up for a movie. The author had a different, more troubled experience.
An Iraq War veteran, now a paramedic, runs into trouble.
"I rewarded the man with another hit of naloxone, which made him even more alive, even less happy. Karen was busy with the gear, and I thought for sure that the coast was clear. It wasn’t. As soon as I put the note in my pocket, I saw the boy. He stood in the doorway, watching me with a basically impassive expression. He chewed his gum. He blew a splendid bubble."
Inside the abusive practices of magazine-subscription sub-contractors.