Friday, January 2


The Mystery of Marsha Mehran

The best-selling young novelist lay dead in a trash-strewn cottage on Ireland’s rugged coast for over a week before she was discovered.


The Dark and Light of Francisco Goya

On the artist’s portrayal of violence and humanity.

Wednesday, December 31


Retracing Hank Williams’ Ghostly Night Ride

We know the country music pioneer died New Year’s Eve, 1953. But how?

Saturday, December 27


"That Joke Has Everything"

A profile of pre-Late Night David Letterman.

Friday, December 26


We Went There

On the ground at the big, sad, strange Burt Reynolds memorabilia auction in Las Vegas.

Thursday, December 25


Doug Seegers’ Nashville Skyline

How a 63-year-old country singer went from a Nashville homeless shelter to #1 on the Swedish charts in under a year.

Tuesday, December 23


What 800 Nerds on a Cruise Ship Taught Me About Life, the Universe, and Snorkeling

Aboard the JoCo Cruise Crazy, a ship captained by singer-songwriter Jonathan Coulton and built for nerds.

Saturday, December 20


The Unbreakable Laura Hillenbrand

How the author writes best-selling non-fiction books without the ability to leave her house.

Thursday, December 18


How Young Thug Got Trapped By A $15,000 Advance From A Major Label

360 degree deals and the music industry’s new hostages.

Wednesday, December 17


Some Girls Want Out

On spectacular saintliness, holy anorexia, and female hysteria.

Tuesday, December 16


The Birdcage

How franchises became the movie business.

Monday, December 15


Amen! (D'Angelo's Back)

A profile of the singer as he returns to the stage for the first time in a dozen years.