Monday, August 26


Mr. Hannah Montana’s Achy Broken Heart

A melancholic Billy Ray Cyrus on the trauma of being the father of a famous 18-year-old girl, his friendship with Kurt Cobain, and his favorite mullet nicknames (Kentucky Waterfall and Missouri Compromise).

Saturday, August 24


The Suit in the Newsroom

A profile of New York Times Company CEO Mark Thompson.

Wednesday, August 21


Tuesday, August 13


How Laura Poitras Helped Snowden Spill His Secrets

A profile of documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras, who last January received “a curious e-mail from an anonymous stranger requesting her public encryption key.”

Friday, August 9


The Weather God of Oklahoma City

“You know a storm is going to be bad, people in Oklahoma will tell you, when Gary England removes his jacket.” A profile of a meteorologist who has worked Tornado Alley for more than 40 years.

Friday, August 2


The Royal Prank

The inquiry into a nurse’s suicide after she was on the receiving end of a crank call.

Thursday, July 25


Should Reddit Be Blamed for the Spreading of a Smear?

The misidentification of a Boston Marathon bomber and the future of breaking news.

Thursday, July 11


Shooting the Messengers

Is being a war correspondent worth the risk?

Friday, July 5


The Endless Summer Of Bob Uecker

Nine innings with Mr. Baseball.


How to Win in Washington

The rise and fall and rise of Hill flack Kurt Bardella, and what it says about D.C. culture.

Wednesday, July 3


The Letter

How Robert Gottlieb quelled a rebellion and saved The New Yorker.

Note: Elon Green is a contributing editor to Longform.

Thursday, June 27


Jimmy Wales Is Not an Internet Billionaire

The long, strange trip of the Wikipedia founder, who went from being an Insane Clown Posse fan who owned the “Bomis Babe Report” to a jet-setter married to “the most connected woman in London,” all without turning much of a profit.