Monday, May 19


The Longform Guide to Commencement Addresses

David Foster Wallace, Sheryl Sandberg, Jon Stewart — a collection of classic graduation speeches.


The Professor and the Love Slave

The disturbing double life of a popular English teacher.


Rogue Element

How an anti-government militia grew on a U.S. Army base.

Sunday, May 18


Making Up Hollywood

The story of Max Factor, a Polish immigrant who revoltuionized Hollywood cosmetics starting in the 1920s, and his “Beauty Calibrator” machine.


The Dogs of War

On America’s combat canines and their handlers.

Saturday, May 17


Fiction Pick of the Week: "More or Less"

Tensions eat away at a relationship between a musician and his girlfriend.

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The Comfort Zone

Growing up with Charlie Brown.


Nothing Can Stay Buried

A profile of Bosnian striker Vedad Ibisevic, who has come home after escaping the war more than 20 years ago.


Editing While Female

“Places like the New York Times, Le Monde and the Washington Post are not given to elevating editors—of any gender—who would accept anything other than the highest of standards. As in tough, demanding, challenging. But there’s no doubt that many find this off-putting and threatening from a certain kind of woman. Like me.”

Friday, May 16


The Reykjavik Confessions

Why six people admitted roles in two murders they most likely didn’t commit.


The Rise of Nintendo: A Story in 8 Bits

How a Japanese company took over the American living room.

Excerpted from Console Wars.