Monday, January 5


The Bling Dynasty

An army of Western luxury-lifestyle purveyors flock to China to teach the country’s new billionaires how to act rich.


Genius Idea

Can a company best known for explaining Kanye West lyrics and telling Warren Buffett to do unseemly things actually annotate the world?


Big Mother Is Watching You

The promises and pitfalls of self-tracking devices and apps.

Previously: Anne Helen Peterson on the Longform Podcast.

Thursday, January 1


Disney CEO Bob Iger's Empire of Tech

How he made big and early bets on new technologies — and won.

Tuesday, December 30


The Wreck of the Kulluk

Three years ago, Shell spent millions to send a colossal oil rig to drill in the remote seas of the Arctic. But the Arctic had other plans.

Monday, December 29


The Top-Secret Food That Will Change the Way You Eat

The scientists at Beyond Meat have concocted a plant-protein-based performance burger that delivers the juicy flavor and texture of beef with none of the dietary and environmental downsides.

Wednesday, December 24


Tasers, Drones, and Cold Chicken

Inside the multibillion-dollar business of keeping foreigners out of America.

Monday, December 22


How David Gregory Lost His Job

The inside story, involving low ratings, new ownership, suspected leaks, and a mandate that Meet the Press “loosen up.”

Friday, December 19


A Tree Is Known By Its Fruit

The rise and murderous fall of the Harkey family, the scions of a pecan dynasty.

Tuesday, December 16


Girls Fight Out

When 16 women live in a house, compete on a UFC reality show, and punch each other in the face.

Sunday, December 14


The Chinese Government Is Getting Rich Selling Cigarettes

How the China National Tobacco Corp., which manufactures 2.5 trillion cigarettes per year, came to make more money than Apple.

Tuesday, December 9


The Chinese Century

Without fanfare—indeed, with some misgivings about its new status—China has just overtaken the United States as the world’s largest economy.