Monday, August 24


The Heirs

The three men vying to be the next publisher of the New York Times.


The Long Life and Quiet Death of True Detective Magazine

The rise and fall of the “fact crime magazine.”

Sunday, August 23


Mister Lytle: An Essay

Memories of living with the writer Andrew Lytle late in his life.


Who Won Science Fiction’s Hugo Awards, and Why It Matters

A culture war is raging between the people diversifying science fiction and the men who’d like to roll that back.


Dr. Shock

How an apartheid-era psychiatrist went from torturing gay soldiers in South Africa to sexually abusing patients in Canada.


A Feel-Good Katrina Story Turned Bad

Kathy Phipps was “rescued” by FEMA. Ten years later, she is so anxious she’s confined to her house.

Saturday, August 22


Nothing Random

The most powerful man in publishing, unfiltered.


Silence at Baylor

How a Texas university eagerly accepted a top football player as a transfer even though he had just been kicked off another school’s team for a previous incident of violence involving a female student.


John Mackey: The Conscious Capitalist

A profile of the Whole Foods CEO, who, despite a rash of problems with his company, firmly believes he’s seen the future of American business.


Welcome to Maternity Hotel California

On the underground economy of full-service Southern California apartment complexes marketed to Chinese birth-tourists.

Friday, August 21


Who Is Marc Jacobs?

The 52-year-old designer finds himself at a crossroads.

Previously: Sarah Nicole Prickett on the Longform Podcast