On a book of photographs shot by Leni Riefenstahl in the 1950s and 1960s depicting an African tribe.
Thursday, October 2
How the seminal midwestern songwriter behind Songs:Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. descended into dipsomania.
An essay on the pitcher, friendship and death.
“It was offensive to me on a certain level that when Saw and those other movies came out, people said, “Well, torture porn really started with Seven.” Fuck you. There’s enough pervy shit going on in Seven that I don’t have to get on my high horse to defend its artistic sensibilities.”
Wednesday, October 1
Elon Musk’s dreams of colonizing Mars.
"Fuck Earth!" Elon Musk said to me, laughing. "Who cares about Earth?"
Anne Helen Petersen writes for BuzzFeed. Her book Scandals of Classic Hollywood is out this week.
"I was obsessed with Entertainment Weekly from the very first issue and I obsessively catalogued it. I made a database on my Apple IIe where I put in the title of the magazine and the number and whether it was a little 'e' or a big 'E' on the cover and the different topics and then I gave it a grade. You know how in Entertainment Weekly they give everything a grade, so I’d be like 'Oscar’s Issue: A minus.' But I learned how to obsessively track Hollywood industry even though I grew up in a very small town in northern Idaho."
“Since 1932, the Gulf of Mexico has swallowed 2,300 square miles of the state’s wetlands, an area larger than Delaware. If no action is taken, the missing Delaware will become a missing Connecticut, and then a missing Vermont.”Nathaniel Rich on the Longform Podcast.
Buddy Cianci, former Providence mayor and convicted felon, is running for the city’s top office. Again.
Why a decades-long string of murders near the Mexican border has gone unsolved.
Tuesday, September 30
Madewell’s authenticity problem, written by the great-grandson of the company’s founder.