Saturday, February 1


The Champion Barack Obama

How Black America talks to the White House.


How a Math Genius Hacked OkCupid to Find True Love

After nine months of striking out, Chris McKinlay decided to change his online dating strategy. It worked.

Friday, January 31


The Post-Hope Politics of 'House of Cards'

On the Netflix hit drama and its show runner, Beau Willimon.


Can People and Bears Co-exist?

Orlando’s suburbs become an accidental testing ground.


The Spectacular Unraveling of Washington’s Favorite Shrink

How a once-lauded psychiatrist became a prolific prescriber of painkillers in one of Virginia’s poorest and most isolated counties.


Fatal Indifference

On hit-and-run deaths, and in particular, that of Tiara Nichelle Jackson on the Beltway.

Thursday, January 30


The Houseboat Summit

An extended conversation on the problem of whether to “drop out or take over” conducted on Alan Watts’ houseboat, the S.S. Vallejo.


Ghosts of the Tsunami

The haunted aftermath of disaster in Japan.


Far From Home

On the foreign workers of Dubai, who now make up 90 percent of the city’s population.

Wednesday, January 29


Longform Podcast #77: Dan P. Lee

Dan P. Lee is a contributing writer at New York.

"I don't believe in answers. That's what compels me to write all of these stories. None of them ends nicely, none of them ends neatly."

Thanks to TinyLetter for sponsoring this week's episode.

Show Notes »

The Mark

On then-agent, now-congressman Michael Grimm and what happens when an F.B.I. informant turns out to be a con man.