A grandmother’s tale of the night her first love had to leave town.
Wednesday, June 18
A profile of Ken Regan, a computer scientist, chess master, and world champion at detecting cheaters in chess.
Tuesday, June 17
“If I’m writing a thing based on something that happened, it often starts to become fun for me when I see there’s an opportunity to make myself look even more of a jerk than I am in real life.”
From the Longform archive: George Orwell, Maya Angelou, Haruki Murakami and 25 more writers on writing.
A final visit with late boxer Teófilo Stevenson, who could have fought or even been Muhammad Ali had he not stayed in Cuba.
A profile of reporter Jason Leopold, who has reinvented himself after journalistic scandal by becoming what he calls a “FOIA terrorist.”
Monday, June 16
Investigating a pilot’s choice and the death of 217 people.
A profile of the photographer, who has been accused by several models of sexual abuse.
Inside the collapse of TelexFree, an alleged $1 billion pyramid scheme that duped investors worldwide.
Sunday, June 15
The writer on his father's religious devotion to personal style. Among the maxims: "the turtleneck is the most flattering thing a man can wear"; "there is nothing like a fresh burn"; and "always wear white to the face."
Previously: The Longform Guide to Fathers.