How a young entrepreneur built a media empire by repackaging memes.
Monday, December 29
Saturday, December 27
The untold story of the world’s most infamous sex tape, and how the Internet spread it faster than anyone expected.
Monday, December 22
The inside story, involving low ratings, new ownership, suspected leaks, and a mandate that Meet the Press “loosen up.”
Tuesday, December 9
The mainstreaming of livestreaming.
Sunday, December 7
What it was like to edit The New Republic at its most contentious.
One of the little tweaks I made the first time I got the job was to change the slogan on the table of contents from “A Journal of Politics and the Arts” back to the original: “A Weekly Journal of Opinion.” All the fine reporting notwithstanding, what The New Republic did best, had always done best, was opinion. Its politics were polemical, its art was the art of argument.
Saturday, December 6
Friday, December 5
The author’s long-running relationship with the grotesque.
Friday, November 28
“I was in the visiting clubhouse waiting to interview one of the Oakland A’s this year when one of the players called, ‘Here, pussy’—as though he were calling a cat. But of course, he hadn’t lost Fluffy; he’d found a woman in his locker room.”
Wednesday, November 19
A journalist on the lingering effects of escaping a kidnapping.
Friday, November 14
Tuesday, November 11
Sixteen years after he was exposed as the most fraudulent journalist of his generation, Stephen Glass is confronted by an old friend.