James Reston’s problematic proximity to the powerful.
Thursday, March 27
Sunday, March 16
Tuesday, March 11
Monday, March 10
Friday, February 28
Monday, February 24
An essay on how to turn a sizable book advance into a sizable debt.
Sunday, February 23
PLAYBOY: Is it possible you set a lower value on privacy than most people do?
DENTON: I don't think people give a fuck, actually.
Wednesday, February 19
Over the course of 25 years, he’s repeatedly toyed with the idea of running for president and now, maybe, governor of New York. With all but his closest apostles finally tired of the charade, even the Donald himself has to ask, what’s the point? On the plane and by the pool with the man who will not be king.
The dissolution of Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng’s marriage amidst evidence of her affairs with Tony Blair and Eric Schmidt.
Tuesday, February 11
Fifty years after Joseph Mitchell published "Joe Gould's Secret" in The New Yorker, one last question about Gould—the identity of his anonymous benefactor—is answered.
Monday, February 3
An inteview with the Saturday Night Live producer.
Previously: The Longform Guide to SNL.
Tuesday, January 28
How Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction, all nine-sixteenths of a second of it, changed TV, the internet, and American culture.