Sunday, July 27


Pepper Pilgrimage

A gardener in Newark, NJ tries to grow the world’s best peppers.

Friday, July 25


Burger King Is Run by Children

The CEO is 32. The CFO is 28. Their startup is the second-largest burger chain in the country.

Thursday, July 24


Temple of Gloom

Why the second Indiana Jones was so dark.

Wednesday, July 23


Islands in the Stream

An ode to the Bee Gees' strange, successful career.

Excerpted from Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!: The Story of Pop Music from Bill Haley to Beyoncé.


Monday, July 21


Kanye West: A Brand-New Ye

“Like they said in Step Brothers: Never lose your dinosaur. This is the ultimate example of a person never losing his dinosaur. Meaning that even as I grew in cultural awareness and respect and was put higher in the class system in some way for being this musician, I never lost my dinosaur.”

Saturday, July 19


Tempest in a Test Tube

Inside a high-profile Hollywood child custody battle.

Friday, July 18


The Weird, Scary and Ingenious Brain of Maria Bamford

A profile of “America’s most vulnerable comedian.”


Get Rich or Die Shilling

The business of being Pitbull.

Thursday, July 17


How I Became a Knausgaard Truther

Untangling the legend of “Knausgaard-free days.”

Monday, July 14


Nadine Gordimer: The Art of Fiction No. 77

“I come to America, I go to England, I go to France…nobody’s at risk. They’re afraid of getting cancer, losing a lover, losing their jobs, being insecure. … It’s only in my own country that I find people who voluntarily choose to put everything at risk—in their personal life.”

Tuesday, July 8


Interview: Richard Linklater

“Does your life have a plot? It has characters. There is a narrative. There’s a lot of story, a lot of character. But plot? Eh, no.”