The Cosmo editor and author of Sex and the Single Girl’s rocky real-life relationships.
Thursday, April 21
Wednesday, April 20
Maciej Ceglowski is the founder of Pinboard. He writes at Idle Words.
“My natural contrarianism makes me want to see if I can do something long-term in an industry where everything either changes until it's unrecognizable or gets sold or collapses. I like the idea of things on the web being persistent. And more basically, I reject this idea that everything has to be on a really short time scale just because it involves technology. We’ve had these computers around for a while now. It’s time we start treating them like everything else in our lives, where it kind of lives on the same time scale that we do and doesn’t completely fall off the end of the world every three or four years.”
The activists fighting for police reform in the wake of a video that showed a black teenager shot 16 times by a white cop.
Why has a prestigious address been used so many times as a center for elaborate international fraud?
A history of the women’s television channel and its push to employ female writers and directors long before it became an issue in Hollywood.
Tuesday, April 19
How the government cleared the streets in advance of the 1988 Olympics.
In a nondescript office park in suburban Florida, a company you’ve never heard of is making a product that few people have ever seen. And it has $1.4 billion in funding.
Rafael Palmeiro was a surefire Hall of Famer before a positive steroids test derailed everything. He retired a few months later, quietly sent home early by the team that had been planning to celebrate him. Next came depression and a $53 million business deal gone bust.Previously: The Longform Guide to Sad Retired Athletes
Monday, April 18
“The tragedy of Dorothy Parker, it seems to me, isn’t that she succumbed to alcoholism or died essentially alone. It was that she was too intelligent to believe that she had made the most of herself.”