A speech on the value of being alone with your thoughts, delivered to the plebe class at West Point.
Tuesday, April 5
Monday, April 4
On a company that provides fake paparazzi, pretend campaign supporters, and counterfeit protesters on demand.
For decades, the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca has quietly hid money in offshore accounts for the world’s wealthiest people. Following the largest document leak in history, the Panama Papers, the firm’s secrets are now public.
Sunday, April 3
An interview with the novelist.
When you’ve never eaten a peanut butter and jelly sandwich because the idea of peanut butter and jelly touching seems like too much, you turn to legendary chef Daniel Boulud for help.
Carrying babies for foreign couples was once touted as a win-win for everyone involved. Indian women, however, were often left with little to show for their efforts.
Saturday, April 2
On the 1988 presidential election and the boys on the bus.
“American reporters ‘like’ covering a presidential campaign (it gets them out on the road, it has balloons, it has music, it is viewed as a big story, one that leads to the respect of one’s peers, to the Sunday shows, to lecture fees and often to Washington), which is one reason why there has developed among those who do it so arresting an enthusiasm for overlooking the contradictions inherent in reporting that which occurs only in order to be reported.”
How three friends and a team of frat brothers made a fortune smuggling people along the most heavily patrolled stretch of highway in Texas.
Over four months, a methane well in southern California’s Aliso Canyon leaked Lebanon’s equivalent of yearly emissions into the atmosphere. No one knows what the long-term effects will be.Nathaniel Rich on the Longform Podcast
Friday, April 1
A murder involving one of the India’s celebrity couples has mesmerized the country and exposed some of its darkest fears.