Monday, October 26


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.


How Did Lamar Odom Fall So Far?

Everything that happened before former NBA star Lamar Odom suffered multiple strokes on the floor of a Pahrump brothel.

Friday, October 23


Living Above the Store

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.


The Outcast

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.


My Writing Education: A Time Line

“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