Monday, June 22


A Thousand Splendid Stuns

Growing up Afghan in the era of the Afghanistan War.

Sunday, June 21


The Mayor vs. the Mogul

Mike Bloomberg goes back to work.


Long Way Home

Memories of her father and her time in Tennessee.


When Drug Addicts Work in Hospitals, No One Is Safe

How a traveling medical technician managed to steal narcotics from hospitals, infecting at least 45 people with hepatitis C in the process.


Rescuing Wonderful Shivery Tales

Creating – and revising – the Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm.

Saturday, June 20


In Welsh Patagonia

A nonconformist pastor sent a colony of Welsh people to Argentina to try to preserve the language in 1865. 150 years later, the traces are still there.


Letter from a Region in My Mind

“I underwent, during the summer that I became fourteen, a prolonged religious crisis. I use “religious” in the common, and arbitrary, sense, meaning that I then discovered God, His saints and angels, and His blazing Hell. And since I had been born in a Christian nation, I accepted this Deity as the only one. I supposed Him to exist only within the walls of a church—in fact, of our church—and I also supposed that God and safety were synonymous.”

Believe in Featherbowling

“This is a story about the most magical, mystical sport on earth, and the Detroit lifer who improbably became its king. Also, it’s about an art heist.”

Friday, June 19


The Mystery of the Jazz Cup

Searching for the person responsible for an iconic piece of 90s design.


Gone to Ghana

What it’s like to have your novel filmed by Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski.


Can Politico Make Brussels sexy?

A New York gossip reporter makes her way in the wilds of European bureaucracy.