After the Gold Rush

The gilded marriage—and divorce—of Donald and Ivana Trump.


Slender Man Is Watching

Two young girls try to murder another in Waukesha, Wisconsin, trying to bring an internet meme to life.

Friday, August 28


The Red-Baiting of Lena Horne

She stumbled into communist circles, and it nearly derailed her career.


Welcome to Beautiful Parkersburg, West Virginia

A town ruined by the chemical C8, an ingredient in the making of Teflon.


Heart of Agave

A small organic agave farmer stands firm against the collision of Big Agriculture and tequila.


Mostly Joking

Behind the scenes with the creator of Black-ish.

Thursday, August 27


Connor Goes to Hollywood

Chasing stardom in YouTube’s crowded universe.


Searching for Sugar Daddy

The men and the women of the transactional-love economy. “A thing you should know is that there are very few people to root for in this story.”


Fiction Pick of the Week: "The Apartment"

A new neighbor's arrival highlights old and quiet problems.


White Kermode

On the rare white bear that may save a British Columbia rainforest.

Wednesday, August 26


In Conversation: Quentin Tarantino

“I probably am mellowing. I’m happy about that. I was a pretty angry young man, but if I were angry now, it’d be like, What the fuck is my problem? I’ve got a really terrific life. It’s so rare to be an artist in my position.”


One Hundred Years of Arm Bars

How three generations of a Brazilian family evangelized for and fought over the sport of Gracie jiu-jitsu as it moved from the Amazon to Hollywood to the UFC.

Previously: David Samuels on the Longform Podcast