The plight of the uninsured in a red state.
Friday, June 5
"One of the nice things about audio is that you can actually multitask quite well with it. In some ways, there are people listening who aren’t necessarily stopping doing some of the other things they were doing. They might be exercising, commuting, or even reading while they’re listening."
Alberto Salazar is one of the most celebrated running coaches in the world. Is he also a cheater?
A minute-by-minute account of what it takes to run a restaurant.Previously: The Longform Guide to Restaurants
Thursday, June 4
The hockey legend’s new life as a medical icon for a questionable stem-cell treatment.
In 1948, a man was found on a beach in South Australia. The circumstances of his death and his identity were rich with mystery. When an amateur sleuth became obsessed, he could not imagine where the clues would lead him.
A girl kidnaps a mysterious figure.
"What has he spared me, this Enzo Ponza? What, with his constant presence, has he prevented happening in my life, and what, if anything, has he caused to happen? Does he care for me, my mother, my children? Is he escaping something, or is he just biding his time? Why has he never once asked to leave? And why did I never investigate whether he had any living relatives to whom I could send a ransom note?"
The story of Ota Benga, captured in the Congo, displayed at the World’s Fair, and brought to the Bronx Zoo in 1906.
Wednesday, June 3
Inside a school that trains students in an ancient rite: the taking of ayahuasca.
“There's a long history, of women especially, saying 'Well, I just got lucky.' I didn't just get lucky. I worked my fucking ass off. And then I got lucky. And if I hadn't worked my ass off, I wouldn't have gotten lucky. You have to do the work. You always have to do the work.”
What the Titanic can tell us about the current state of business.