On equating beauty with self-worth.
Tuesday, May 5
Gregg Bemis is an 87-year-old retired venture capitalist who owns the salvage rights to the Lusitania. He’s determined to prove an alternate theory as to why the ship was attacked in 1915. Unfortunately, the Irish government isn’t so into his plan.
How smartphones are changing the way soldiers fight wars on the ground.
Monday, May 4
He went from a viral pop hit to an arrest for conspiracy to murder charges in just under six months. Was Bobby Shmurda “too real” for his label?Robert Kolker on the Longform Podcast
How the overdiagnosis of disease makes for unnecessary treatment, high anxiety, and ballooning costs.
“We don’t meander at the beginning of the story, making the assumption that people will just hang out with us. When we produced the latest episodes of Bee and PuppyCat, we didn’t have a theme song, which is how TV cartoons open. We just started the story.”
Following two leading figures of the #BlackLivesMatter movement through five months of protests.Jay Caspian Kang on the Longform Podcast
Harsh sentences have given us an aging prison population, and all the medical problems that come with age are beginning to choke the system.
Sunday, May 3
John Beale was an exemplary employee at the Environmental Protection Agency. He also led a double life, though not the rumored one at the CIA his colleagues whispered about.