The underground network powering America's Chinese food, the magic of McDonald's fries, one chef's quest for perfection, and more — our favorite articles about restaurants.
Monday, October 26
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.
Everything that happened before former NBA star Lamar Odom suffered multiple strokes on the floor of a Pahrump brothel.
Friday, October 23
Fuzzy memories of a house overlooking the Sunset Strip that played host to a generation of comics—including Sam Kinison, Andrew Dice Clay, and Robin Williams—launching dozens of careers and about as many drug problems.
For almost 20 years, Greg Torti has lived the life of a convicted sex offender—carrying a blue ID card with him at all times, avoiding schools and parks, living on the outskirts of town. It’s a just punishment for the crime, he says. It’s just that he didn’t commit it.
“What we’re doing in writing is not all that different from what we’ve been doing all our lives, i.e., using our personalities as a way of coping with life.”George Saunders on the Longform Podcast