Tuesday, October 27


The Black-White Sleep Gap

When they go to bed tonight, white people will be five times likelier to get a good night’s sleep than African-Americans.


Mary Karr: The Art of Memoir No. 1

“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


The Lost Girls

On the gender gap in diagnosis and treatment of autism.


Who's the Alpha Male Now, Bitches?

On the manifestos that mass shooters leave behind.


Who's to Judge?

The ridiculousness of trying to rank the best restaurants in the world.


The Laughs, Pathos, and Overwhelming Talent of Jan Hooks

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


The Man Who Never Was

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.


Karachi Vice

Life as a crime reporter in one of the most violent places in the world.


Forces of Character

What Gregg Popovich, 5-time NBA champion coach, looks for in players.

Saturday, October 24


Death of a Playmate

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.


Terry Gross and the Art of Opening Up

What the Fresh Air host has learned after 13,000 interviews.