On trying out for the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Thursday, July 5
On life in Los Angeles, and the specter of a second riot.
The playground, the Ivy League, the triangle offense, and how we dreamed up a “black basketball” and “white basketball.”
Wednesday, July 4
Inside the hacker ecosystem.
Tuesday, July 3
A CIA veteran remembers his Soviet nemesis, Leonid Vladimirovich Shebarshin, who was the chairman of the KGB for a single day during the 1991 coup against Gorbachev, and committed suicide in Moscow in March.
“Good espresso depends on the fourM’s: Macchina, the espresso machine; Macinazione, the proper grinding of a beans; Miscela, the coffee blend and the roast, and Mano is the skilled hand of the barista, because even with the finest beans and the most advanced equipment, the shot depends on the touch and style of the barista.”
Monday, July 2
A profile from Cooper’s early days an an anchor.