Charles Bowden’s Fury

The lingering psychological effects of being one of the greatest crime reporters of all time.

Monday, March 9


(Actually) True War Stories at NBC News

It’s a mess inside the network – and Brian Williams may still come out on top.

Tuesday, February 24


How Crazy Am I to Think I Actually Know Where that Malaysia Airline Plane Is?

“Okay,” I said. “What do you think is the percentage chance that I’m right?”

“I don’t know,” she said. “Five percent?”


Hoax: Secrets That Truman Capote Took to the Grave

Uncovering the real story behind Capote’s Hand-Carved Coffins.

Monday, February 16


The Cabaret Beat

The article that kept the New Yorker alive was written by a debutante. Who happened to be married to Irving Berlin.

Saturday, February 14


How The New York Times Works

They’re still printing it on paper.

Friday, February 13

Sunday, February 8


Who Killed the Gangster’s Daughter?

The life and mysterious death of writer Susan Berman.

Monday, January 19


The Limits of Satire

What does satire do? What should we expect of it? Is it crucial to Western culture that we be free to produce it?

Sunday, January 18


The Definition of a Dictionary

Merriam-Webster is revising its most authoritative tome for the digital age. But in an era of twerking and trolling, what should a dictionary look like?

Friday, January 16


They Have Miao

How a reporter’s assistant got into trouble with Beijing security.

Thursday, January 15


How to Succeed in Television

Meet Ben Sherwood, the new head of the Disney/ABC Television Group.