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).
Monday, August 26
Saturday, August 24
Wednesday, August 21
The life and death of a reporter.
Tuesday, August 13
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
“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 inquiry into a nurse’s suicide after she was on the receiving end of a crank call.
Thursday, July 25
The misidentification of a Boston Marathon bomber and the future of breaking news.
Thursday, July 11
Friday, July 5
The rise and fall and rise of Hill flack Kurt Bardella, and what it says about D.C. culture.
Wednesday, July 3
How Robert Gottlieb quelled a rebellion and saved The New Yorker.
Note: Elon Green is a contributing editor to Longform.
Thursday, June 27
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.