When they go to bed tonight, white people will be five times likelier to get a good night’s sleep than African-Americans.
Tuesday, October 27
“People who didn’t live pre-Internet can’t grasp how devoid of ideas life in my hometown was. The only bookstores sold Bibles the size of coffee tables and dashboard Virgin Marys that glowed in the dark. I stopped in the middle of the SAT to memorize a poem, because I thought, This is a great work of art and I’ll never see it again.”
Monday, October 26
On the manifestos that mass shooters leave behind.
The ridiculousness of trying to rank the best restaurants in the world.
A year after her death, a tribute to the Saturday Night Live star who didn’t want to be on TV.
More: The Longform Guide to Saturday Night Live
Sunday, October 25
Todd Marinovich was engineered from birth to be the greatest quarterback of all time. He ended up doing heroin in the locker room. A 2010 National Magazine Award winner, reprinted on Longform.
Life as a crime reporter in one of the most violent places in the world.
What Gregg Popovich, 5-time NBA champion coach, looks for in players.
Saturday, October 24
Dorothy Stratten was the focus of the dreams and ambitions of three men. One killed her.
The winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing, available online for the first time.
What the Fresh Air host has learned after 13,000 interviews.