Friday, January 15


Thursday, January 14

The 2016 National Magazine Awards Finalists

Feature Writing, Reporting, Essays and Criticism, Public Interest — a full list of the articles nominated today, including work by Kathryn Schulz, Luke Mogelson, Michael Paterniti and more.


Wenner's World

How a hanger-on at the fringe of San Francisco’s rock scene built the Rolling Stone empire.


The Dragnet

After Daniel Rigmaiden was arrested for a multi-million dollar fraud, he didn’t argue that he was innocent. He wasn’t. But he couldn’t understand how he had been caught. Rigmaiden had covered his tracks meticulously — the only way the cops could’ve found him, he realized, was through some secret tracking device that they had never disclosed to the public.

Wednesday, January 13


The Trials of Alice Goffman

A sociologist’s controversial first book and the debate over who gets to speak for whom.

Longform Podcast #175: Brooke Gladstone

Brooke Gladstone is the host of On the Media and the author of The Influencing Machine.

“I'm not going to get any richer or more famous than I am right now. This is it, this is fine — it's better than I ever expected. I don't have anything to risk anymore. As far as I’m concerned, I want to just spend this last decade, decade and a half, twenty years, doing what I think is valuable. I don’t have any career path anymore. I’m totally off the career path. The beautiful thing is that I just don’t have any more fucks to give.”

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Show Notes »

The Road Goes on Forever

Looking for the ghosts of the Allman Brothers Band in Macon.


Inside the Snitch Tank

What seems like a slam-dunk case against a mass murderer exposes widespread prosecutorial misconduct in Orange County.

Tuesday, January 12


52 Blue

The story of the loneliest whale in the world.

Leslie Jamison on the Longform Podcast.

The Fight for Mosul

A report from the border of ISIS territory in Iraq, where civilians are battling to survive.