The author boards the Costa Atlantica for several days of line dancing, burlesque and buffets as part of the cruise industry’s new foray into China.
Saturday, April 25
Friday, April 24
Inside the world of “Wooks,” the loner-craftsmen behind the coming marijuana-concentrate boom.
Thursday, April 23
Inside the abusive practices of magazine-subscription sub-contractors.
Friday, April 17
Kate Matrosova was a classic overachiever and, at 32, had everything to live for. Still she set out alone into the mountains of New Hampshire—and a deadly storm.
Wednesday, April 15
How pop-up tax preparers make billions off the poor.
Tuesday, April 7
Nowadays, the young and privileged view un- and under-paid assistantships as the road to a successful creative career. Are they deluding themselves?
Monday, April 6
The sugar beet harvest in North Dakota draws a modern version of the American hobo.
Friday, April 3
A home for troubled children in California comes undone.
Sunday, March 29
Paleram Chauhan, a 52-year-old Indian farmer, was shot dead during the summer of 2013. The reason: his opposition to a gang of criminals stealing his village’s sand to sell on the black market.
Saturday, March 28
There are two roles to play in the new world of on-demand everything: royalty or servant.
Sunday, March 22
Fast food used to be a transitional, temporary work. In Creston, Iowa, it has become a career.
Friday, March 20
A few Silicon Valley executives are experimenting with mortality. “I don’t want death to be such a downer,” says one.