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Thursday, September 11


The Eternal Paternal

On Bill Cosby’s complicated family life.


The Story That Tore Through the Trees

On Norman Maclean’s Young Men and Fire and its lingering effects on our collective imagination and environment.

Sunday, September 7



A gospel singer comes out.

Thursday, September 4


Joan Rivers Always Knew She Was Funny

“People always ask Rivers why she doesn’t just retire, enjoy her old age. ‘But they don’t get that I love it,’ she says. ‘All I ever wanted was this. I’m lucky, you idiots.’”


Guitar Drag

The author reflects on a ballad of racial injustice.

Tuesday, September 2


Interview: Bill Hader

“I did a few days on Franco’s As I Lay Dying, and the vibe on the set was very heavy and serious. The only thing I can equate it to is tripping with a bunch of your friends.”


Why I Write

An essay on motivation.

Monday, September 1


Steven Seagal's Fight for Mother Russia

The aging action star’s second wind abroad: political maneuvering, many guns and, most importantly, a market for his B movies.

Saturday, August 30


Delta Nights

On Lucinda Williams and her “love affair with loss.”

Friday, August 29


Hollywood's Big-Money YouTube Hit Factory

Established media companies used to sue YouTube. Now they’re betting on it.

Thursday, August 28


Stranger in the Village

On being black in an all-white Swiss village.

Monday, August 25


The Man Without A Mask

How Cassandro, who wrestles in drag, became a star Mexican luchadore.