From shipbreakers in India to a plane crash in Brazil, organized crime in Naples to pirates in the Gulf of Aden — browse our complete archive of more than 20 articles by William Langewiesche.
When massive ships sink, burn, fall apart or get stuck, their owners call Nick Sloane. His job: figure out how to save as much as he can.
The story of 11-year-old Sally Horner’s abduction changed the course of 20th-century literature. She just never got to tell it herself.
Previously: Vladimir Nabokov's 1964 Playboy interview.
Thursday, November 20
How the new store is—and isn’t—changing Detroit.
A brutal assault and the struggle for justice at the University of Virginia.
Wednesday, November 19
Spending time with the residents of K6G, the only gay wing in the entire American penal system.
A journalist on the lingering effects of escaping a kidnapping.
Emma Carmichael, a former editor at Deadspin and The Hairpin, is the editor in chief of Jezebel.
"Online feminism has more and more rules lately. There are only so many things you can say. And while our opinions are getting more constrained online, personal feminism and face-to-face conversations are looser and more complicated and don't go by any rules. ... The ideal with Jezebel is getting to a point where you can say, 'This is what I think, so who gives a fuck.'"
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“For much of my life, there was something about my mother I felt almost allergic to. As she approached death, for the first time I found I didn’t merely love her, I actually liked her.”
Excerpted from The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion.