An essay on how to turn a sizable book advance into a sizable debt.
Monday, February 24
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.
Friday, February 14
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.
Saturday, February 8
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.
Monday, January 27
Lunch with recycling tycoon Chen Guangbiao, the self-described “Most Influential Person of China,” to discuss his interest in buying The New York Times.
Friday, January 24
Investigating the murder of a friend and colleague.
Thursday, January 23
At one time, a whole generation of New York Times reporters wished they could write like McCandlish Phillips. Then he left them all for God.