A terrifying night with Afghanistan's only female warlord, the bungled theft of a $6 million violin and an explanation of Gamergate — the most read articles this week in the new Longform App, available free for iPhone and iPad.
Memories of life as a freshman cheerleader.
Previously: Jeanne Marie Laskas goes behind the scenes with the Cincinnati Ben-Gal cheerleaders.
The Wikipedia origin story.
Excerpted from The Innovators.
A small New Jersey town is world-famous among Orthodox Jews as a place to come ask for handouts.
Saturday, October 18
The tragic romance of Jim Irsay, the shrewd owner of the Indianapolis Colts, and Kimberly Wundrum, a mother who shared his longtime addiction to painkillers, that ended with her overdosing in the secret condo he bought her.
Friday, October 17
The writer is reluctantly whisked away to to a small house in upstate New York to attend an ayhuasca ceremony with six strangers.
On what you do and don’t learn in medical school.
Excerpted from Being Mortal.
The aftermath of a sudden death.
“I want to tell a different story, the more common yet strangely hidden one, which is that I don’t feel guilty and tortured about my abortion. Or rather, my abortions. There, I said it.”