Thursday, October 2


Fascinating Fascism

On a book of photographs shot by Leni Riefenstahl in the 1950s and 1960s depicting an African tribe.


Jason Molina's Long Dark Blues

How the seminal midwestern songwriter behind Songs:Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. descended into dipsomania.


Playboy Interview: David Fincher

“It was offensive to me on a certain level that when Saw and those other movies came out, people said, “Well, torture porn really started with Seven.” Fuck you. There’s enough pervy shit going on in Seven that I don’t have to get on my high horse to defend its artistic sensibilities.”

Tuesday, September 30


The Leftovers

Paula Deen’s martyrdom industrial complex. On a cruise ship.

Thursday, September 25


Always Leave Them Laughing

Sam Simon made a fortune from The Simpsons. Now, diagnosed with terminal cancer, he is racing to spend it.

Saturday, September 20


The Stranger

On Billy Joel’s sardonic gloom.

Friday, September 19


The Original Gone Girl

On Daphne du Maurier and her novel, Rebecca.


The Writer and the Valet

On the intrigue surrounding Dr. Zhivago’s publication.

Thursday, September 18


Showdown at the Four Seasons

The battle over a New York Picasso.


The Plus Side

A revolution in full-figured fashion.

Wednesday, September 17


Donald Antrim and the Art of Anxiety

A profile of the novelist, who is surprised to be alive.

Tuesday, September 16


Disrupters, Disconnectionists, and Dicks

On the host of MTV’s Catfish and his new book.