The East India Company was once “too big to fail.”
Saturday, March 7
Friday, March 6
A man’s love of pigeons leads him to build a Ponzi scheme out of birds.
“I laugh off 90 percent of the stuff I’m sent,” Wu says. “But it’s the 10 percent.”
Daniel Norris lives out of his car. He’s also the #1 pitching prospect for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Eli Saslow on the Longform Podcast
Thursday, March 5
The controversial owner of the Dallas World Aquarium once nearly caused a riot over pygmy sloths.
Bringing a serial killer to justice reveals the country’s other sources of death and suffering.
On medical crises and Doctor Who.
"When Doctor Who dies, he regenerates into a new physical form. I’ve heard good things about Matt Smith, the Eleventh Doctor, and Peter Capaldi, the twelveth, but I’m not ready to let go of Number Ten. I’m not done traveling with him. We haven’t watched the second half of the last episode; I’m just not ready despite the possibilities. The doctor is dying, but he’ll become Matt Smith. Could be good, could be annoying. I choose to linger in the in-between."
An investigation into the steady dismantling of safety nets for injured workers.
Wednesday, March 4
Josh Dean has written for GQ, Fast Company, New York, and more. His latest piece, "The Life and Times of the Stopwatch Gang," was just published by The Atavist.
“I sort of reject the whole idea of something being beneath me. There are obviously some stories I wouldn’t do or that I have no interest in, but this job is fun and should be fun. And I wouldn’t turn something down that seems like a fun thing for me to do just because maybe the story is not something that 10,000 people are going to tweet about. I don’t give a shit.”