Sunday, July 26


The Moment I Became a Novelist

The baseball game that launched a career in fiction.


Scooper Hero

The man who gets all the superhero scoops in Hollywood.

Saturday, July 25


When Is A Rescuer A Hoarder?

The life of Kimi Peck, a former screenwriter, once married to Gregory Peck’s son, who turned to “saving” stray dogs.


Meet the Shaggs

From 1968-1973, the three teenage Wiggin sisters, guided by a domineering father, played their strange music at New Hampshire ballrooms and recorded a single album. The Philosophy of the World LP goes for over $500 today, but the intervening decades have not been kind to the Wiggins.


The Singular Mind of Terry Tao

How one of the greatest mathematicians in the world thinks.


Inside the Family Battle for the Newman’s Own Brand Name

Paul Newman’s will held some unpleasant surprises for his daughters.

Friday, July 24


52 Blue

The story of the loneliest whale in the world.

Leslie Jamison on the Longform Podcast.

A Week In The Mysterious Sleeping Villages Of Kazakhstan

What is the sickness that leads inhabitants to sleep for days?


Thirteen Months of Working, Eating and Sleeping at the Googleplex

Meet Ben Discoe, a programmer who did it from October 2011 to November 2012.


Web Design: The First 100 Years

Right now, never-ending technological progress feels inevitable. It isn’t. And that’s a good thing. A talk on the future of the internet.

Thursday, July 23


The Vegas Plot

Two ordinary Americans, inspired by right-wing extremism, plan to kidnap a cop.