Covering the Cops

A profile of Edna Buchanan, a Pulitzer Prize-winning crime reporter for the Miami Herald during its heyday.

Monday, May 16


Hollywood's Forgotten Gossip Girl

Fifty years ago, Rona Barrett forged a Hollywood gossip empire. Then she left it all behind, her innovations attributed to others, her legacy almost entirely overlooked.

Previously: Anne Helen Patersen on the Longform Podcast

Thursday, May 12


David Gergen, Master of the Game

A profile of the man who helped invent the modern art of presidential spin and came to embody the blurry line between journalist and government official.

Wednesday, May 4


Get Gronk’d!

All aboard the maiden voyage Rob Gronkowski’s party cruise.

Previously: The Longform Guide to Cruises

How It Ends

On settling in Los Angeles after life as a war correspondent in the Middle East.

Wednesday, April 20


How Lifetime Became One Of The Best Places In Hollywood For Women

A history of the women’s television channel and its push to employ female writers and directors long before it became an issue in Hollywood.

Tuesday, April 19


The Graduate

On navigating the New York media world as a young journalist.

Monday, April 18


The Brilliant, Troubled Dorothy Parker

“The tragedy of Dorothy Parker, it seems to me, isn’t that she succumbed to alcoholism or died essentially alone. It was that she was too intelligent to believe that she had made the most of herself.”

Saturday, April 16


The Last Gentleman

George Trow’s Within the Context of No Context was a brilliant, scary vision of a cultural end-time. Then, having described it, he lived it, spiraling into madness.

Hear Ariel Levy discuss this article and more on the Longform Podcast.

Tuesday, March 29



Why ISIS is winning the social media war.

Brendan Koerner on the Longform Podcast

Thursday, March 24


The Comedian’s Comedian’s Comedian

A profile of Garry Shandling.



If Thrasher is Vogue for skaters, 53-year-old Jake Phelps is the sport’s Anna Wintour.